On the 11th of October, the project coordinator visited Lithuanian Energy Institute in Kaunas. The institute is a Pre-BASIC Biogas project partner and the visit included discussions regarding the BASIC Biogas application to the South Baltic Sea Programme as well as a study tour in the well-equiped LEI laboratories.
The director of innovations at the Enerstena Group, Ralfas Lukoševičius, participated also in the BASIC Biogas discussions.
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Pre-BASIC Biogas coordinator, Jörgen Held and the Director of Lithuanian Energy Institute, Sigitas Rimkevičius look forward to an extended collaboration.
Deputy director, Dr. AndriusTamošiūnas in front of the institute.
The Lithuanian Energy Institute is the national energy research body and has close to 300 employees, and 11 laboratories with top modern equipment. LEI provides accredited services related to material research and testing, and liquid and air metering.
On the 22nd of September, the Pre-BASIC Biogas coordinator visited FNR in Gülzow-Prüzen together with Prof. Frank Scholwin, Rostock University.
The application to the South Baltic Sea Programme regarding a Baltic Sea Innovation Cluster on Biogas (BASIC Biogas) was discussed. FNR has vast experience of the biogas process, from feedstock to final product(s), as well as participation in, and coordination of INTERREG and European projects.
From left: Jörgen Held, Renewtec AB, Petra Schüsseler, Vincent Pelikan, Birger Kerckow and Thies Fellenberg, FNR, and Frank Scholwin, Rostock University.
On the 2nd of September, the project coordinator visited representatives for Trelleborg Municipality, and the Trelleborg Biogas Centre of Excellence to discuss the Pre-BASIC Biogas project and the possibility for Trelleborg Municipality to join the application to the South Baltic Sea Programme.
From left: Gabriella Eliasson, Anitha Ljung and Annika Hansson, Trelleborg Municipality. Photo: Jörgen Held
Trelleborg Municipality has extensive experience and knowledge of biogas in general and aquatic substrates in particular. It’s of no surprise that the largest biogas plant in Sweden, Jordberga, is located outside Trelleborg. The municipality has been a strong promotor of biogas and involved in a numerous of European biogas projects such as BUCEFALOS, BIOGASSYS, WAB (Wetlands, Algae and Biogas) as well as the ongoing Biogas 2020 project. The municipality is running the Biogas Centre of Excellence, an international meeting place and a knowledge hub for biogas development in Scania.
On the 8th of August the project coordinator had a consultation with Project Officer and Cross-Programme Coordinator Edmunds Snikeris at the Joint Secretariat in Gdansk.
The BASIC Biogas project idea was discussed in detail together with details of the suitable priority axis including programme structure and indicators, costs eligible for funding and the application process.
Pre-BASIC Biogas coordinator Dr. Jörgen Held, Renewtec AB and Mr. Edmunds Snikeris, Joint Secretariat South Baltic Sea Programme.