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How bio-methane can help turn natural gas into a renewable energy source in Australia

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Summary

New technologies such as biomethane can help Australia meet its carbon-reduction targets by acting as an alternative to conventional natural gas.

Perspectives and insights

  • Natural gas provides nearly one-quarter of Australia’s total energy supply.
  • A 2017 report suggests that renewable natural gas could meet 76% of Europe’s natural gas demand by 2050.
  • Bio-methane can use the existing natural gas infrastructure - a case of a renewable energy source starting to contribute seamlessly.