The 2016 report provides an overview of the European Union’s biofuel market, including data on wood pellets and biogas. Among others, the report addresses the EU biogas industry, noting the European biogas sector is very diverse.
In some areas biogas production is primarily seen as a means of waste management. In other areas, it is seen as a means of generating renewable energy.
Germany is the leader in biogas production, accounting for 65 % of total EU production in 2014. Italy, the Czech Republic, the U.K. and Austria feature 14 percent, 5 percent, 3 percent and 3 percent of production, respectively.
The majority of biogas is used to generate electricity, heat or a combination of the two. In addition, the report indicates a growing number of large-scale operations are purifying biogas for use in the natural gas grid. The use of biogas as transportation fuel, however, is still marginal.
You can download the full report here.