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10/21/2019 Sustainability  | Partnerships

SHV Energy joins World Biogas Association

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In recognition of the need to deliver the industry’s full potential and build a long-term sustainable circular economy, SHV Energy joins the World Biogas Association, together with other newest members Engie and Suez.

As the urgency to decarbonise grows, the World Biogas Association (WBA) is bringing the industry together to look at how fast its members could build the infrastructure to collect and treat all the organic wastes generated by society, which if left untreated would emit large amounts of harmful methane emissions. By capturing and recycling these wastes into biogas, biomethane, green CO2, natural fertilisers and a range of bioproducts, the WBA’s Global Potential of Biogas report published in July estimates that the industry could reduce global greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions by an impressive 12%.

Rebecca Groen, Director Sustainable Fuels, SHV Energy said: “As a global leader in off-grid energy solutions, we continue to look for innovative renewable, recycled and bio-based energy products to meet our customers’ sustainable energy needs. The WBA is a unique network of stakeholders with a shared goal to champion the role of sustainable biogas in the global energy transition. We look forward to joining forces with like-minded stakeholders to make this happen.”

WBA President David Newman, said: “We are greatly encouraged by the calibre of organisations that are joining us to give our industry greater powers and capability to deliver on the huge potential that we hold not only to help meet Paris Agreement targets and many UN Sustainable Development Goals, but also to play our part in creating the sustainable low carbon world that this and future generations are crying out for”.

Work is underway with all WBA’s members with a view to developing a roadmap that will deliver the 12% reduction in global emissions in the shortest possible time.