What role does green gas play in the Dutch energy transition?
Green gas can be used as a replacement for natural gas where the use of sustainable electricity, from solar and wind for example, is not an option. Think of old city centres and rural areas where heat networks or electrification are only feasible to a limited extent. This is where green gas contributes to the energy transition. Both the Dutch Climate Agreement and the coalition agreement set the target for the production of 2 billion cubic metres (bcm) of green gas in the Netherlands annually from 2030 onwards. This is almost ten times as much as was produced in this country in 2021, meaning that production needs to be scaled up substantially to meet this target.
Role of EBN in green gas
EBN has a share in many mining sites in the Netherlands and is exploring whether the production of green gas can be integrated at some of these sites. With the knowledge and experience we gain this way, we can assist operators of current and future green gas systems in the construction and the requisite upscaling of green gas production sites.
Gaining better insight into availability
To achieve the target annual production of 2 bcm of Dutch green gas from 2030, we need to know exactly which and how much biobased feedstocks are available in the Netherlands. Because EBN keeps track of this, more insight is gained into where in the Netherlands green gas can best be developed.