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Methane Mitigation Matters: Biogas
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The primary sources of methane emissions from agriculture are livestock enteric fermentation, livestock waste management, rice cultivation, and agricultural waste burning. Of these, livestock waste management offers the most viable, near-term opportunities for methane recovery and utilization.

The Agriculture Technical Group is dedicated to reducing the impacts of climate change by providing international leadership to mitigate global methane emissions through the abatement, recovery, and use of methane from agricultural sources. The technical group promotes collaboration between delegates from Partner Countries and Project Network members to build capacity, develop strategies and markets, and remove barriers to methane mitigation project development in order to increase environmental quality, improve rural livelihoods, strengthen the economy, and expand opportunities for renewable energy production and use.

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Tools & Resources

  • A Global Perspective of Anaerobic Digestion Policies and Incentives (PDF) (39 pp, 2.35 MB) - This report provides an overview of policies, regulations and government incentives used to promote anaerobic digestion (AD) in 30 countries. The target international audience includes GMI Partner Country representatives; GMI Project Network members; local, regional and national policy influencers; project developers and financing organizations; industry representatives; non-governmental organizations; and universities, academics and researchers. Country-specific examples presented in the report showcase successful policies and incentives that foster consideration and development of AD projects.

    A full listing of the policies, incentives and other factors that influence AD that were researched for this report are available in the Comprehensive List of AD Policies and Incentives (XLSX, 351 KB).

    Detailed information for each country is available for download below.

  • Successful Applications of Anaerobic Digestion from Across the World (PDF) (24 pp, 1.62MB) - This document promotes the social, health, financial, and environmental benefits of anaerobic digestion projects and also provides case studies demonstrating the varied technologies and partners involved in these projects throughout the world. It was compiled by the GMI Agriculture Subcommittee using information provided by Partner Country delegates and Project Network members.

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