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India can reduce fossil fuel dependence, cut import bills by $29 billion through biogas adoption.


Replacing natural gas consumption with biogas and biomethane incrementally to 20 per cent by 2030 can help India cut liquefied natural gas import bills by $29 billion between financial years 2025 and 2030, according to a new report. The report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), underscores the environmental advantages of expanding biogas projects, including waste management, reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and enhanced renewable energy production.
According to the report's author Purva Jain, an energy analyst at IEEFA, "Biogas has the potential to replace natural gas and other high-emission fossil fuels. By eliminating carbon dioxide (CO2) and impurities like hydrogen sulfide, its methane content can be upgraded to 90 per cent, making it calorifically equivalent to natural gas.
This upgraded biogas, known as biomethane, is pipeline-ready and can be integrated into gas grids as a non-fossil gas, she said. "By adopting appropriate production methods and addressing methane leaks during production, upgrading, and supply stages, biogas can offer India a cleaner alternative to its reliance on imported natural gas," Jain said. Despite its clear advantages, the biogas sector has struggled to gain traction in India. Read more at:



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  • Ann Nyambura

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    The potential to replace natural gas with upgraded biogas, known as biomethane, is a game-changer. This can contribute to cleaner and more sustainable energy supplies.

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    • walter lungayi

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      This will be a positive development for India as it not only reduces the country's dependence on fossil fuels but also cuts down on import bills. Biogas adoption can be a sustainable solution for India's energy needs while also promoting environmental conservation. It is important for the government and private sector to invest in and promote the use of biogas technology to achieve these benefits.

      • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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        India's potential shift towards biogas adoption is a promising step in reducing fossil fuel dependence and mitigating climate change. A transition to biogas and biomethane, as outlined in the report, not only has significant economic benefits in cutting import bills but also aligns with environmental goals by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting renewable energy. By embracing this cleaner alternative and addressing production-related challenges, India can make substantial progress in its sustainability efforts.

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        • johnte ndeto

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          Great idea if applicable

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          • john linus Tom

            33 w

            This can happen,

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            • zelda ninga

              33 w

              This is i possible and will not only cut costs,but also lower the amount of carbon emission

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              • Edwin wangombe

                33 w

                This is an incredible idea and should be adopted

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                • Videlis Eddie

                  33 w

                  an amazing idea that should be adopted

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                  • Princess

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                    It's feasible 🙌.

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                    • johnte ndeto

                      33 w

                      It's very possible

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                      • CHRIS NGATIA

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                        This is indeed possible ... They can do it .... Need more effort

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                        • Rashid Kamau

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                          We must all have the urge to reduce reliance of these hazardous fuels,i believe India is capable.

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                          • rosebellendiritu

                            33 w

                            It's very achievable and possible because there is goodwill in doing the same.

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                            • Gorffly mokua

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                              Of course this is possible with relevant efforts and commitments.

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                              • Elizabeth Gathigia

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                                @gorffly_mokua I agree with you

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