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COASTAL Biogas selected for funding

The COASTAL Biogas project with partners from Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden has been selected for funding through the South Baltic Sea Programme.


The project is a result of a Swedish Institute seed funding project (Pre-BASIC Biogas) coordinated by Renewtec AB, demonstrating the importance and success of such instruments.

COASTAL Biogas application submitted

Today the COASTAL Biogas application was submitted by the lead partner, FNR, to the South Baltic Sea Programme.

COASTAL stands for Cluster On Anaerobic Digestion, Environmental Services and NuTrients RemovAL, and is focused on anaerobic digestion of cast seaweed in combination with digestate utilization as bio-fertilizer.

The project consortium consists of 20 partners out of which 6 are full project partners and WP-leaders;
FNR (DE) – lead partner
Gdansk University of Technology (PL)
Baltic Energy Innovation Centre (SE)
Rostock University (DE)
Roskilde University (DK)
Lithuanian Energy Institute (LT)

The proposed budget is close to 1.6 MEUR and covers lab scale and pilot testing, best practice and lessons learned, feasibility studies in close collaboration with partners able to implement the investigated technology and massive dissemination activities including 5 conferences and study tours.

Expected project start is 1 July 2018 and project end 30 June 2021.

Meeting with the Regional Authority of Scania

On the 21st of September, Jörgen Held visited Ola Solér, environmental strategist at the Regional Authority of Scania to discuss the possibility for the Regional Authority of Scania to join the application to the South Baltic Sea Programme.

The proposed activities are well in line with the Biogas Roadmap of Scania (Skånes Färdplan för Biogas).

The project consortium is finalized

The project consortium is made up by six partners from all five countries eligible for funding through the South Baltic Sea Programme.

Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR), Germany – lead partner Baltic Energy Innovation Centre, Sweden
Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Lithuanian Energy Institute, Lithuania
Roskilde University, Denmark
Rostock University, Germany

In addition several stakeholders are involved either as subcontractors or Associated Partners. Among them municipalities and public bodies in all five countries and industrial partners ensuring a partnership in line with the triple-helix model.

Biogas Syd joins the consortium

On the 5th of September Desirée Grahn, director of Biogas Syd and Jörgen Held, Pre-BASIC Biogas coordinator met to discuss the application to the South Baltic Sea Programme.

Biogas Syd will join the project consortium as an Associated Partner and contribute to the dissemination of the results and provide contacts to all the municipalities in Scania.

Biogas Syd is involved in the ongoing INTERREG project Biogas 2020 and was the coordinator of the finished LIFE project BIOGASSYS, thus providing valuable cross-links to other projects of relevance.

Project partner meeting at BMEL

On the 31st of August and 1st of September the BASIC Biogas project partners had a meeting at the Fedral Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL) in Berlin.
During the meeting the structure and content of the application to the South Baltic Sea Programme was discussed in detail as well as the roles and responsabilities of the partners.
From left: Aske Palsberg, Roskilde University, Andrius Tamosiunas, Lithuanian Energy Institute, Robert Aranowski and Jan Hupka, Gdansk University of Technology, Frank Scholwin, Rostock University, Michal Jasiulewicz, Koszalin University of Technology, Christiane Volkmann, Fachagentur Nachwaschende Rohstoffe and Jörgen Held, Baltic Energy Innovation Centre. Photo: Vincent Pelikan, Fachagentur Nachwaschende Rohstoffe.

Visit at Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI)

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.

Click here for more info on the visit (in Lithuanian).

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.