The BiogasAction project (co-funded by Horizon 2020) aims to promote the production of sustainable biogas throughout the EU, especially by exchanging best practices, creating new business models and increasing investments in biogas production. This undertaking contributes to the EU 2020 targets by focusing on the removal of non-technical barriers to the widespread production of biogas from manure and other waste.

What actions will be undertaken, and what objectives will they serve?

 Identification and dissemination of proven support strategies and guidelines in order to fulfil the potential for biogas and biomethane development in Europe. The partners are defining a strategy for the global promotion of biogas in the EU, and will provide comprehensive tools on how to exploit the potential of biogas and biomethane in Europe, based on proven support strategies. In order to achieve this goal, a comprehensive inventory of support tools will be outlined and summarised in an interactive database. 

 Definition and implementation of a specific biogas/biomethane intervention strategy in each target country/region. The strategies consist of a range of specific activities and measures, focusing on the removal of non-technical barriers for the widespread production and use of biogas/biomethane from codigestion of manure and organic wastes. These measures include institutional building through the creation/improvement of the national and regional platforms for biogas deployment and development ; the improvement of dialog and interaction between stakeholders, decision makers, financing institutions, energy companies, other major biogas/biomethane actors, as well as a cross sectorial biogas network of collaboration and communication; the optimisation of business models and project financing ; an increase of investments in biogas/biomethane production in the EU ; an optimization of biogas production and use, including new biogas/ bio-methane distribution systems and the exploitation of biogas potential through project generation and concrete assistance to farmers and entrepreneurs. The project plans 50 specific quality, sustainable biogas projects in the intervention regions. 

 Exchange of knowledge and experience within and beyond the target areas and the project life time. The project establishes systematic knowledge sharing, through learning and networking, so that the actions could be replicated at the European level, and after the project lifetime.