Development Of Sustainable Heat Markets For Biogas Plants In Europe
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BIOGASHEAT – Development of sustainable heat markets for biogas plants in Europe

Project duration : April 2012 – April 2015 (3 years)

Supported by : EC-Programme IEE Intelligent Energy Europe

Total budget:  1,36 Mio EUR

BiogasHeat project addresses the challenge of more efficient use of heat from existing and future biogas plants by:

  • ◊ Enforcement of national and EU biogas heat use policy
    ◊ Collection and demonstration of biogas heat use good practice examples
  • ◊ Implementation of feasibility studies and field tests
  • ◊ Giving support to real project implementation
Objective
  • ◊ To enable economic and sustainable utilisation of heat from existing and future biogas plants, which is currently wasted
  • ◊ To increase capability and capacity in biogas heat utilisation in project target countries and beyond
 Main Steps
  • ◊ Identification and description of good practice biogas heat use examples and development of handbook on sustainable heat use from biogas plants
  • ◊ Development of promising business models and entrepreneurial strategies for biogas heat use, including feasibility studies and analysis of technical options in cooperation with biogas and heat market actors
  • Field testing of models and strategies in real projects
  • Round table discussions and workshops for policy makers, authorities and biogas plant operators
  • Coaching events and European workshop to transfer experience of developing sustainable heat markets for biogas plants to other European countries
 Results
  • ◊ Good practice examples and handbook on biogas heat use
  • ◊ New strategies and business models for enhanced heat use from biogas plants
  • ◊ Real business cases and field tests in cooperation with biogas and heat market actors