There are approximately 9,000 biogas plants in Germany, and the market continues to grow. This is a welcome development. Why? Because the more “domestic energy” that is produced, the more Germany’s energy sector is strengthened and the less dependent it is on imports. Approximately 97% of Germany’s oil requirements and more than 85% of its natural gas are currently imported into the country from abroad – e.g. from Russia, Norway or Nigeria. There are risks to this, as the political situations within countries and relations with foreign partners are changing faster than ever. This makes it all the more important that renewable energies, which are being promoted here in Germany, continue to gain ground. And the prospects are good: Never before have consumers attached so much importance to sustainability and climate protection as today. Germany also benefits from an excellent natural-gas grid. The foundations for more energy from bio natural gas are therefore in place, and biomethane thus has extremely bright prospects as the energy of the future.