Biogas is a proven source of energy used in the United States and around the world for decades. As such, biogas systems can and should be an integral part of America's energy strategy moving forward. The Biogas Opportunities Roadmap builds on progress made to date to identify voluntary actions that can be taken to reduce methane emissions through the use of biogas systems and outlines strategies to overcome barriers limiting further expansion and development of a robust biogas industry in the United States.
This Roadmap is also a deliverable of a Dairy Industry and USDA partnership which was requested by the industry to assist in achieving their 2008 goal of supply chain GHG emission reductions of 25 percent by 2020. It reflects a commitment by USDA, DOE and EPA to continue working with industry stakeholders on identifying steps to reduce emissions and expand the biogas industry, including through the development of new technologies.