More of Norway could be powered by biogas – NRK Vestland

More of Norway could be powered by biogas – NRK Vestland

New one a report Turn Norway’s biogas over to the government today.

The background is, among other things, that biogas has become key to reducing European dependence on natural gas from Russia.

the report Calculate the potential for biogas today to be 6 TWh, and add that this could increase. The greatest potential is animal manure, biological waste and sewage sludge.

This means that we can produce energy equivalent to 15-30 Alta power plants, without infringing on indigenous rights or making major intrusions into nature, says Ronar Bolsrud in Waste Norway.

In February, someone else said a report That sludge that is now washed into the sea – that is, fish feces and leftover feed – could instead produce electricity for 600,000 households (3 TWh).

Last year, the European Union adopted a target to increase biogas production to 342 TWh by 2030.

No Norwegian target has been set, but the Norwegian Maritime Directorate has suggested the use of biogas on cruise ships.

Now we have numbers on the table showing that “farmer’s gold” (fertilizers) will be an important part of the energy mix in the future, says Egil Cr Hoene, vice-president of the Norwegian Farmers’ Association.

A new report on biogas in Norway was delivered to the government today by Minister of Agriculture Sandra Borch (Sp).

Photo: Snorre Tønset

Why is Frederick Solvang broadcasting an entire broadcast on nuclear power?

At launch, the opposition in the Norwegian Parliament was also represented.

Everyone expressed their annoyance that biogas is no longer on the agenda.

During a subsequent panel discussion, Alfred Björlow (V) explained all the attention the nuclear energy alternative is receiving, while concrete biogas technology is under the radar.

Why is Frederick Solvang in trouble? shipment About nuclear power and South Korean technology that will not contribute one iota to Norwegian value creation in the next 15 years? Asked.

He further explained that it is not knowledge that is important, but the “political will and ability” to set goals and direction.

It is understood that no further arrangements have been made for the use of available and existing waste resources for biogas production. The potential for 10 TWh by 2030 is far more realistic than nuclear power or new large-scale onshore wind power, says Truls Gulussen, president of the Nature Conservancy.

Sigrun Aasland, director of Zero, describes biogas as “low-hanging fruit we don’t talk much about.”

Biogas can help reduce emissions. But she says we must then increase demand and production.

Høgre’s energy policy spokesperson, Bård Ludvig Thorheim, expressed disappointment that the Energy Commission, which presented its report in Februarydo not specify how much energy should come from biogas.

Unfortunately. But he says this report is a good step in the way.

Storage tanks for biogas production in Hamburg - one of the measures Germany has initiated to make itself less dependent on Russian gas.

Biogas has become key to reducing European dependence on natural gas from Russia. Here is a facility in Germany

Photo: Martin Meissner/AP

Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture are increasing

In 2019, Norwegian agriculture participated in one Voluntary Climate Agreement With the state aiming to cut emissions in the sector by 20 percent.

But the goal is a long way off, and in the past two years the distance has become even greater.

The increase is mainly due to an increase in dairy-producing and lactating cows, and an increase in the amount of mineral fertilizers. He appears New figures from Statistics Norway.

The Norwegian authorities are very stingy to support biogas projects, and therefore we are far from our neighboring countries, says Bjorn-Ole Juul-Hansen, president of the National Association of the Meat and Poultry Industry.

Bionova is the name of a new fund that will stimulate more renewable energy in agriculture.

With Bionova, we get the chance to direct our efforts, advertiser Agriculture and Food Minister Sandra Burch last year.

Biogas in the tank

– We hear all the time that everything should be electric, but not so much about biogas, said Eduard Konzendorf (KrF) during the panel discussion.

Photo: H. Philip Hofgaard/NRK

Biogas is a piece of cake

After the price of natural gas fell in the weather, biogas production became more profitable.

In May last year, an unusual climate alliance emerged when Terje Halleland (Frp) and Lan Marie Berg (MDG) duo “Halle-lan” pressed the government to deliver faster biogas truck fee cuts.

in December NHO reported That 12 percent of Norway’s truck fleet could run on biogas in 2030 – “if the price of biogas remains below the price of diesel”.

In a chronicle, the NHO’s managing director, Ole Erik Almlid, writes that biogas is “an egg for the Norwegian transport and climate industry”

He points out that biogas provides:

  • negative emissions
  • Circular economy in practice
  • competitive prices

When we take into account all the climate impacts from production, transportation and avoidance of methane emissions, biogas vehicles are very good for the climate.

Experts disagree about whether nuclear power is part of the solution to the climate problem.

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