Scotland: biogas and biomethane from agri-food and agricultural waste with a potential of 14 TW/h by 2023
As of 2023, 66 biogas plants are operational in Scotland, of which 44 produce 56 MW of electricity and the other 22 produce about 15,000 to 16,000 m3 of biomethane injected into the grid. The biomasses used to produce biogas are mostly of an agricultural and livestock nature, but agri-food waste (in particular from breweries and distilleries) plays an important role in the total capacity. It is estimated that the biogas sector can produce 14 TW/h of energy by 2030, making a strong contribution to the decarbonization not only of Scotland but also of the entire country. However, this is only possible with the right support from the Government, which has not yet fully exploited the biogas sector.