Estonia is facing a question in transportation sector transitioning from fossil fuels to renewables/alternative fuels. EU and Estonia has set target that 10% of energy in transport should be from renewable sources by 2020. Achieving this goal requires the work in local and regional level and therefore biomethane plays an important keyrole in achieving this target. In year 2010, only 0,2% of this required criteria was fulfilled. Introduction of renewable fuels for transport are two possibilities:
a) import or;
b) produce bio-fuels on site.
Biogas can also be produced by bioenergy cooperatives, which carry several additional benefits such as increased community cohesion, autonomous energy production, resulting in increased disposable incomes for small households, etc. In addition to this, the production of biogas facilitates development of an autonomous energy production capacity, which is not directly impacted by climate (i.e. – the production of biogas does not depend on severity of winds, the amount of sunshine, water levels, etc) – thus enabling a more stable and dependable form of energy production. Production of biogas is one of the most efficient forms of biological waste management and energy generation. Balti Biometaan OÜ offers development and project management service in the following methane based fuel areas: biogas/biomethane, LNG, bio-LNG. In terms of Estonian climate conditions our team is focused on efficient biogas production, purification to biomethane and its use in motor vehicles.
“Balti Biometaan OÜ is committed to contribute that biomethane would represent a significant part of the 10% criteria by the year 2020 where renewable energy sources must cover 10% of total transportation fuels consumption in Estonia.”