Removing barriers for biogas
DMT’s Business Developer Harmen Dekker and the World Biogas Association met with UNFCCC in Bonn. They’ve discussed the industry’s Biogas and Climate Change Commitment Declaration in order to deliver major emissions reductions by 2030.
Implementation of biogas
The consortium met with H.E. Ovais Sarmad, Deputy Executive Secretary, UN Climate Change – the secretariat for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Here in Bonn, the implementation of the Biogas and Climate Change Commitment Declaration that was presented to Mr Sarmad at COP25 in Madrid in December, was discussed.
The WBA arrived at the UNFCCC offices in Bonn in a biomethane/Bio-CNG-powered Audi Q5, accompanied by Harmen Dekker of DMT Environmental Technology, who supplied the car.
Investment in biogas technology
The declaration is signed by WBA and major biogas stakeholders from 11 countries. Additionally, it sets out the ambition for the industry to deliver 12% reduction in global greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions by 2030. World governments’ are encouraged to remove current barriers to help growth and invest as part of their contribution to meeting their Paris Agreement commitment. The 12% potential equates to the total US GHG emissions in 2012 or that of the EU in 2017.
Biomethane in the car industry
Talking about the biomethane car that brought the delegation to Bonn, Harmen Dekker said: “This retrofitted Audi Q5 is a great example of the positive impact on decarbonising transport. Car manufacturers have immediate influence. The technology to adapt diesel and petrol cars to biomethane/Bio CNG is available, and DMT has some very successful example projects done already. The biogas sector is ready to generate the biomethane needed to power them. What is urgently required to deploy this technology fully is direct support from policymakers and investors for the best well-to-wheel solutions and for biomethane”.