IEA Bioenergy Webinar – Integrated Biogas Systems – Sustainable Solutions Beyond Energy

Dec 2022

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IEA Bioenergy Task 37 (Energy from Biogas) organized a webinar on biogas systems, their integration in complex energy systems and related trans-sectoral benefits.
Biogas systems are more than plants for mere energy provision. They can for instance enhance recycling of nutrients, reduce air pollution, improve water quality and soil fertility – depending on the infrastructure they are integrated in. Biogas systems offer a variety of production and gas utilization options combining for a highly customizable technology.
The first presentation of the webinar starts with exemplars of integrated biogas solutions, focusing on the diversity and multifunctionality of biogas and biomethane pathways in a circular economy. For a comprehensive assessment of the technology the various effects  need to be considered in their entirety.
The second presentation will hence discuss the sustainability assessment of biogas systems by means of multicriteria analysis and discuss most favourable solutions. Last but not least the successful implementation of biogas systems requires adequate policy measures.
The third presentation compares different approaches and concludes with recommendations for sector development.


During the webinar, Task 37 has presented its latest position paper “The role of biogas and biomethane in pathways to net zero”.
This position paper – developed by members of IEA Bioenergy Task 37 (“Energy from Biogas”) – provides central knowledge and features of biogas and biomethane. The main conclusion is that biogas and biomethane have plenty of options to be used in a pathway to net zero. They provide sustainable flexible systems that play essential roles in circular economy, energy, and environmental systems.


Click here to view webinar including discussion and questions:



    • Introduction & Moderation
      Jan Liebetrau
      , Rytec (Germany)





    • Q&A, Panel discussion with the participation of
      Mats Eklund, BSRC – Swedish Biogas Solutions Research Center / Linköping University (Sweden)
      Stefan Anderberg, Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University (Sweden)
      Kari-Anne Lyng, Norwegian Institute for Sustainability Research (Norway)



This webinar was held on Thursday, December 15 2022,
16:00 – 17:30 Central European Time
10:00 – 11:30 Eastern Standard Time

For more information and a description of the webinar, please see the poster.