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Promotion of biogas and its market development through local and regional partnerships (BIOGAS REGIONS)

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This project will foster the biogas development in seven highly motivated European regions. Profiting from countries like Germany and Austria with a rapidly growing market of biogas plants the organised know-how transfer and sharing of experience will enable a rapid uptake in the less developed regions. The mobilisation of positive synergies between the different sectors (local authorities, farmers and food processing industries) and their concrete project implication will increase plants realisation. The territorial approach facilitating partnerships between the different sectors and the elaboration of a strategic action plan in each region will overcome the obstacles and create a biogas friendly environment. The work will start with a compilation of the framework conditions in the seven developing regions. A strategic action plan will be elaborated. A strong accent is set on awareness raising and training activities targeted to the regional key players and stakeholders. Positive investment decisions will be prepared by opportunity and decision preparing studies.


  • Strategic outreach: - Regional strategy and action plans for the development of biogas production giving medium and long term orientations
  • Information, awareness raising and training - In each region major stakeholders from the agriculture, municipalities and agro-food industry will be reached through electronic newsletters and brochures. - Organisation of training sessions, and information seminars will assist and develop the biogas know-how for motivated technicians
  • Information, awareness raising and training - Operating and updated web pages in country language will give complete and accessible information - High replication effect through the organisation of seminars presenting the project results to a larger public at regional and EU level involving decision makers from local authorities, agriculture and business sector
  • Investment preparation and know-how transfer - Production of computerised opportunity study tool, realisation of 35 studies - Efficient technology transfer through matchmaking with experienced partners from GE and AU - Locating of 14 pilot sites and studies for investment preparation triggering at least 7 new biogas installations

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Contact point: 
Valérie Borroni
(33) 4 72 56 33 55
Reinhard Six
0033 4 78 37 29 14


In brief

01/11/2007 to 31/10/2010
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