Biogas SkÃ¥ne âan energy system creating sustain.. (BIOGASSYS)
Biogas SkÃ¥ne âan energy system creating sustainable development by combating climate change.
Start date: Sep 1, 2010,
End date: Sep 1, 2015
Despite technological advances and environmental benefits, the use of biogas as an energy source is still limited. To optimise its environmental and economic benefits a systematic approach to biogas production and consumption is needed. In certain situations, biogas is a cost-efficient and environmentally-friendly option for both energy production and consumption.
The overall aim of the project is to demonstrate the potential of biogas to become a major contributor to energy production in Europe and an important tool in mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To encourage decision-makers, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders in the EU to support an increase in biogas production and consumption, BIOGASSYS will demonstrate a sustainable system for biogas production and provide solutions and best practices that can be used to combat critical stages of the biogas lifecycle.
Specific objectives include:
To demonstrate methods to incorporate by-products, waste and other biomass into biogas production;
To demonstrate innovative applications of biogas (e.g. as a duel fuel supply in freight vehicles, as a fuel for ferries and tractors, and for generating electricity in private homes);
To demonstrate alternative commercially-viable uses for by-products of biogas production (for instance, sludge) such as for bio-fertilisers for agricultural use;
To demonstrate partnership models to involve businesses and other organisations in biogas production and use; and
To demonstrate methods and tools that encourage and enable new biogas producers.
A total reduction in CO2 emissions of 180 000 tonnes;
An increase in biogas production of 500 GWh in SkÃ¥ne;
An increased interest in biogas production and the establishment of five new production plants;
An increase in the consumption of biogas, with 3 000 more biogas fuelled vehicles on the market;
A 100% increase in the number of applications for biogas in SkÃ¥ne;
A guide to the sustainable production and consumption of biogas aimed at investors and decision-makers; and
A GIS-based tool for planning and modelling biogas production plants, based on technological, economic and environmental criteria.
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