The purpose of the project is to serve as a vehicle for a rapid development of the European biogas/biomethane sector. This undertaking will contribute to the EU 2020 targets, by focusing on the removal of non-technical barriers to the widespread production of biogas from manure and other waste. The project is based on a deeper cooperation between the different policy levels (European, national and regional), and on its implementation in various EU regions.
What actions will be undertaken, and which objective will they serve ?
- To identify and disseminate proven support strategies and guidelines, to fulfil the potential for biogas and biomethane development in Europe. The partners will define a strategy for the global promotion of biogas in the EU, and will put up comprehensive tools on how to exploit the potential of biogas and biomethane in Europe, based on proven support strategies. In order to achieve this goal, a comprehensive inventory of support tools will be elaborated and summarised in an interactive database.
- To define and implement a specific biogas/biomethane intervention strategy in each target country/region. The strategies will consist of a range of specific activities and measures, focusing on the removal of non-technical barriers for the widespread production and use of biogas/biomethane from codigestion of manure and organic wastes. These measures will include institutional building through the creation/improvement of the national and regional platforms for biogas deployment and development ; the improvement of dialog and interaction between stakeholders, decision makers, financing institutions, energy companies, other major biogas/biomethane actors, as well as a cross sectorial biogas network of collaboration and communication ; the optimisation of business models and project financing ; an increase of investments in biogas/biomethane production in the EU ; an optimization of biogas production and use, including new biogas/ bio-methane distribution systems and the exploitation of biogas potential through project generation and concrete assistance to farmers and entrepreneurs.The projects plans 50 specific quality, sustainable biogas projects in the intervention regions.
- To exchange knowledge and experience within and beyond the target areas and the project life time. The project will establish systematic knowledge sharing, through learning and networking, so that the actions could be replicated at the European level, and after the project lifetime.
What could the project achieve ?
Through its various actions, BiogasAction could contribute both to the increase of the share of sustainable bioenergy in the final energy consumption, and to a reduction in the transaction costs for project developers and the authorities. To finish, the project could also actively contribute to the development of better policies, financial frameworks and market support at national and regional levels.
BiogasAction is part of a range of BioEnergy focused European projects which we invite you to read more about HERE.
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This publication gives an overview of the activities developed during the BiogasAction project. It shows positive examples and recommendations to steer the promotion of biogas in the EU, focusing on regional pre-conditions and approaches.
The fourth BiogasAction newsletter has been released. Find out more about BiogasAction achievements and read the report from the project’s 2018 Final Conference .
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BiogasAction in the news
BiogasAction aimed at promoting the production of sustainable biogas throughout the EU, especially by exchanging best practice, creating new business models, and increasing investments in biogas production. The project partners share their vision of Biogas for 2030 and explain how to achieve it! Watch the video below.Learn more
The BiogasAction final conference highlighted the essential role of regional cooperation on the development of biogas in Europe.Learn more
In the frame of the BiogasAction H2020 project, the Severn Wye Energy Agency has been concentrating its activities on promoting the concept of small-scale, on-farm and waste based anaerobic digestion.Learn more
During the first period of BiogasAction, the Association d’Initiatives Locales pour l’Energie et l’Environnement (AILE) has been working on different tasks in order to promote and fulfill the targets in BiogasAction and the different challenges in North-West France.Learn more
Within the BiogasAction project, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energy Environment Agency (AURA-EE) is making a feasibility study with the collaboration of SCARA planer on a new biogas technology available and developed by the local company PRODEVAL.Learn more