Development Of Sustainable Heat Markets For Biogas Plants In Europe

Call for expressions of interest in a coaching on sustainable heat use from biogas facilities

January 29th, 2014 | Posted by Ilze Dzene in News - (Comments Off on Call for expressions of interest in a coaching on sustainable heat use from biogas facilities)

The experience  so far shows that there is still a considerable potential of heat to be utilized. One of the main aims of the BiogasHeat project is to share expertise and experiences on how to use this available heat in an efficient way. Therefore, we are looking for coaching partners abroad in order to share our results with regard to technical, economic, legal and political issues.

In the earlier steps of the project we were able to gather valuable insights with regard to best practice examples, promising business cases and regulatory necessities which we would like to pass on. Our offer – which does not involve any specific coaching costs for you – is directed to regional authorities as well as operators of existing plants, operators and planners of future plants and heat consumers and we would like to kindly ask for your participation.

As selected coaching partner you will benefit from a visit by our consortium which will include a check of your facilities and a first round of training which will equip you with valuable insights. In a second round the consortium invites a few coaching partners to a second training in one of the project countries to allow for a more detailed and tailored approach. However, even if not selected the consortium will keep you informed and supply you with all training and coaching materials developed in the course of the project.

In order to declare your willingness to participate please fill in and sign the letter in Annex I (see link to the document below) which serves as Expression of Interest. The first selection will be based on the evaluation criteria that can be found in Annex II. Please return the form before 31 May 2014. Information on the evaluation will be published no later than 1 July 2014.

Please note that all data are treated confidentially. For questions please send an email to or call +32 2 740 21 10 (contact person – Ingo Wagner, Policy and Project Officer, Euroheat & Power – DHC+ Technology Platform).

For more information please see: Call for Expressions of Interest


BiogasHeat workshop about RES future policy in Latvia

January 29th, 2014 | Posted by Ilze Dzene in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on BiogasHeat workshop about RES future policy in Latvia)

28 January 2014 in Riga, conference room of Islande Hotel a BiogasHeat project organized discussion workshop “Does renewable energy have future in Latvia? Assessment of existing situation and possible future alternatives”.

The workshop was organized as part of the “BiogasHeat” project activities concerning capacity building for policy makers, authorities and biogas plant operators. This workshop was directed towards discussion about what should be the policy framework to support sustainable energy generation from renewable energy sources, including biogas.  Results of the existing support system and what can be expected in the future was broadly discussed among workshop participants.
The workshop was moderated by Reinis Āboltiņš, PROVIDUS – Centre for Public Relations, Researcher of Energy Policy.


The workshop was attended by more than 30 participants representing renewable energy (including biogas) producers, associations, district heating companies, local and regional governments, and ministries.