1. BIOGAS3 addresses to the key action bioenergy, and it will contribute to the increase of sustainable biogas production from agricultural residues and wastes for self-consumption. The approach proposed in the project is fully in line with the call priorities and main concerns:

    a) Sustainability of bio-resources is maximised since the waste used as feedstock would otherwise be eliminated in landfills. BIOGAS3 promotes the recycling since our raw material is waste.
    b) Minimisation of negative environmental impact is achieved by the small-scale approach that eliminates or reduces to a minimum the emissions associated to the transport of substrates and/or digestates.
    c) Promotion of self consumption concept due the project addresses both the demand-side and the production-side, since the target group, the agro-food companies, is both biogas generator and consumer with the small-scale plants.

  2. BIOGAS3 aims to provide the elements necessary for the improvement of sustainability of biogas production and use through the application of small-scale concepts for energy self-sufficiency. This will be achieved by setting up the business collaboration models and the widespread dissemination and utilisation of sustainability analysis tool ‘smallBIOGAS’. These will help the agro-food companies to implement sustainable systems in their facilities to produce biogas from waste in small-scale plants.

  3. BIOGAS3 will also contribute to the preparation of new legislative measures that will foster the installation of new small-scale biogas plants in agro-food companies by regulating the self-consumption schemes with net balance. This will be achieved by the materials designed for and contacts made with the policy makers of all participating countries to increase their awareness on the existing barriers for the widespread implementation of the biogas technology in the agro-food sector and their companies.

  4. BIOGAS3 will help boosting investment across participating countries in new and best performing technologies in the field of renewable energy sources and energy diversification such as small-scale biogas plants. This will be done by creating business collaboration models and small scale technology models and implementing them in networking sessions (workshops + brokerage events) among key actors of the entire value chain. These activities, together with the visit tours (WP4) to showcase successful examples to the key actors, will contribute to a broader market uptake by eliminating barriers related to financial risk and lack of confidence/knowledge of the technology that so far hinder this type of investment.

  5. BIOGAS3 will raise awareness of all stakeholders of the value chain with the intensive program of training sessions, webinars and workshops foreseen for the second half of the project, and beyond the project termination by the use of train-to-trainer scheme and the maintenance of the BIOGAS3 website. The train-to-trainer scheme applied will allow having trained experts in all the partner organisations, which will be able to replicate the training sessions after the project’s termination.

  6. BIOGAS3 will facilitate the exchange of experiences and know-how among the participating countries where the biogas technology is at different stages of implementation, thanks to the transnational cooperation. An intensive promotion and spread of best practices will be carried out as well within the training program. Transferability of all knowledge and success stories that the project will produce to Europe, as Biogas3 involves countries from all areas of the EU: a major challenge and concern of increased biogas use in many countries and regions.


BIOGAS3 PROJECT - Sustainable small-scale biogas from agri-food waste for energy self-sufficiency
Intelligent Energy Europe Programme

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