Biogas Road Map Released August 4th: 11,000 Digesters in US?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published the “Biogas Opportunities Roadmap” on August 4th, detailing how “an additional 11,000 anaerobic digestion plants could create huge emissions savings by using biogas to either produce energy from waste, or as transport fuel.” Read the complete plan here at this PDF link.
According to Biomass Magazine, this road map is part of the White House’s Climate Action Plan Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions, released on March 28th. At that time, the White House indicated “the EPA would take action to reduce methane emissions from new landfills. (Biomass Magazine, Aug. 4, 2014)
This voluntary roadmap offers additional “fuel” at a critical time in the nation’s organic waste-to-energy infrastructure development, and it strengthens the promise of support for organic waste as a serious fuel source for displacing diesel fuel in our commercial fleets and for creating green electricity as an alternative to the grid. Organic waste-to-energy is a powerful, signifiant part of our energy security and climate resilient future.
For more information about the roadmap: Biogas Opportunities Roadmap.