The project promotes the use of biogas in the Baltic Sea region, especially in public transportation, by highlighting good examples from cities and regions that have seen a successful implementation of biogas as transport fuel.
Biogas is an alternative to fossil transport fuels, such as petrol and diesel. Yet, the use has not reached desired levels in the region. The knowledge among citizens and enterprises about the environmental benefits of biogas is still low, as is the density of infrastructure for compressed natural and biogas (CNG/CBG) and liquefied natural and biogas (LNG/LBG). Challenges include high investment costs, weak market demand, and lack of incentives for investments in biogas. In order to make biogas an available ready-to-use option, the project stresses the need for planning and building of infrastructure for biogas, particularly in the cities. The idea is to highlight good examples from cities and regions that have experienced successful implementation of biogas as transport fuel. The project aims to increase the awareness of the current status of biogas in the region and to maintain and extend networks for collaboration. The partners will arrange a number of meetings, workshops and study visits in Sweden, Finland, Poland and the Baltic states. The participants will be politicians, civil servants and biogas and energy experts. Additionally, they will elaborate on ideas for one or more collaboration projects, for the next EU programme period.