PROJECTS

Biogas2Market

PROJECT TYPE

Pathfinder - Explores relevant climate arenas to identify and prioritise innovation opportunities

LOCATION

the Netherlands

START DATE
October 2012
LEAD PARTNER
THEME

Developing a bio-economy 

PARTNERS
Wageningen University and Research Centre
Utrecht University
Province of Utrecht
Imperial College London
Aberystwyh University
Ceredigion County Council
Farm Renewable Environmental Energy Ltd
University of Debrecen
Aachen University of Technology and Economics

Conventional biogas production processes are not only lacking in sustainability, they also involve high costs. The Biogas2Market approach, is innovative,  adds to sustainable development and offers great business opportunities at the same time.

Conventional biogas production chains, including the cultivation of raw materials, leakage conversion and storage systems; lead to the emission of strong greenhouse gases, such as methane and nitrogen oxide. They can therefore hardly be called sustainable, considering their environmental impacts.  They are not an attractive business offer, as the costs for investment and raw material are high and the biogas market price is relatively low. Significant financial governmental support is still required to make the traditional biogas production market competitive.        

 
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