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Bio-Methane Regions

Bio-methane Regions is a three year project, supported by Intelligent Energy Europe, which seeks to promote anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas upgrading technology, along with market development of the resulting biomethane for grid injection and vehicle usage. The project has recently launched, and runs until April 2014.

The project is ultimately intended to facilitate new AD plants and bio-methane production through the provision of independent advice to potential developers, regulators, politicians and potentially affected persons. The objective is to establish AD, bio-methane to gas grid and bio-methane as a transport fuel as viable and attractive options to investors, individuals, waste and energy companies / utilities and governments. Through an examination of case studies of existing plants, the visiting of existing high efficiency operations and the adoption of the most appropriate technology to each circumstance, best practice and solutions in new AD plants will be encouraged. By facilitating the removal of barriers to the implementation of bio-methane options the technology can fulfil its potential. The project seeks to bring un-tapped bio-resources onto the energy market by encouraging "biogas injection into gas grids or use as transport fuel".Bio-methane Regions seeks to stimulate the market in ways that are appropriate to the current state of development of AD, biogas and bio-methane in the regions concerned. Analysing the reasons for take-off in some countries, best practice examples from wherever they exist, the barriers to development and the market conditions across the EU will give insights into the requirements to facilitate new developments. Armed with this information, each region will develop an action plan and strategy for moving forward.  

Project Partners:

Severn Wye Energy Agency (Co-ordinator)
WFG Schwäbisch Hall                                   
Technical University of Vienna                            
Landesenergieverein Steiermark                       
Centre wallon de Recherches agronomiques    
University of Glamorgan
Regione Abruzzo                                         
Agricultural Institute of Slovenia                         
Enegikontor Sydost              
Knowledge Centre for Agriculture                
Energetski Institut Hrvoje Požar                   
Hungarian Institute of Agricultural Engineering
AILE (Brittany & Pays de la Loire)


Honlapkészítés: Gigahertz Hungary Kft.