The Polish Chamber of Biofuels (KIB) and the Union of Biogas Industry Producers and Employers (UPEBI) have decided to undertake joint activities aimed at the practical launch of biomethane production in Poland. The current state of development of the biomethane industry in Poland remains far from satisfactory. Joining forces and using the potential of both organisations will provide a chance for both the full diagnosis of formal and practical barriers, as well as the development of appropriate legislative and supporting solutions, which will make it easier for the sector to use the still-dormant national potential.
“The Union of Biogas Industry Producers and Employers has for years been undertaking extensive activities for the development of the biogas sector in Poland. Many of our initiatives have brought measurable results, but there is still a lot of work to be done, especially in the area of unblocking the option of upgrading biogas to biomethane and injecting it into the gas distribution network. Such an agreement will provide enormous opportunities for the use of renewable gas produced with the use of local resources and for the management of waste and residues from agriculture or the agri-food industry. Together with the National Chamber of Biofuels, we want to promote this direction of development of Poland’s energy independence in a more active way. Each of the organizations has its own experience and potential, which together can bring measurable results much faster.” – said Sylwia Koch-Kopyszko, the CEO of UPEBI.
“The inspiration for the Polish Chamber of Biofuels to enter the new (for us) path of biomass use for energy purposes is the latest amendment to the Act on Biocomponents and Liquid Biofuels, which gives biomethane the opportunity to appear on the market as a renewable transport fuel. Implementation of the National Indicative Target, in part beyond the limit for biofuels produced from agricultural raw materials, is a huge challenge and biomethane may, and in domestic conditions should, be a part of the solution. The potential of the residual biomass, both from agriculture and from other parts of the economy, is enormous, so there is time to make effective use of it. We believe that, together with UPEBI, we can create the nucleus of a broader industry agreement, which will be a real partner for public administration within the framework of establishing legal solutions beneficial for biomethane. We invite all interested parties to cooperate with us now.” – concluded Adam Stępień, General Director of KIB.