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The BiogasHeat project supports the sustainable use of heat from the existing and future biogas plants in Europe. The experience so far shows that its full potential is yet to be achieved – due to barriers such as: lack of incentives, remoteness of plants, lack of heat consumers, seasonality of heat demand, heat quality etc.

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


  • 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


  • 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
04/01/2012 to 03/01/2015

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