Polish state-controlled oil and gas company, Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo (PGNiG), signed an agreement this Tuesday (Nov 23) that will further encourage the development of the biogas and biomethane sectors in the nation.
Dozens of PGNiG representatives participated in the project initiated by the Ministry of Climate and Environment and the Government Representative for Renewable Energy, Ireneusz Zyska.
The agreement highlights proposed actions and measures related to the launch and production operations that use biogas and biomethane. It also seeks to create a regulatory environment and mechanisms to support the development of this industry.
The document comes as the result of activities taken under the letter of intent on establishing a partnership for the development of biogas and biomethane sectors, signed in October 2020. In this agreement, the signing parties also vowed to collaborate further on joint initiatives in order to implement the proposed solutions.
“When talking about solutions supporting the process of energy transformation that is safe for the Polish economy, it is impossible to ignore biomethane,” said Paweł Majewski, President of the Management Board of PGNiG SA.
“The development of scattered installations near sources of raw materials and the processing of waste that is burdensome for the agricultural and municipal industries – all this in a very short time may contribute not only to the acquisition of a new energy source but also to solving several important environmental challenges.”
“As a gas company, we are optimistic about the agreement. Recently, we have repeatedly raised the topic of the potential locked in biomethane. We are all the more pleased that so many representatives of PGNiG could take part in the work on the project and share their knowledge and experience. We declare our full commitment to supporting further efforts aimed at implementing the market, institutional and legal recommendations contained in the document,” added Majewski.