Part-financed by The European Union
European Regional Development Fund and European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument
Dec 19, 2012
The search for effective methods of producing alternative fuels constitutes an important aspect of local energy development. Biogas produced from different waste and organic substrates from agriculture is one of the best sources of alternative fuel. Current agricultural environmental and energy policy as well as science strategies promote the development and implementation of innovative renewable energy technologies especially those related to biogas production.
The confrontation of the research findings and practical experience regarding biogas, both on the national (Ekoenergia, Erich Stallkamp Polska, Intermark, M.A.S. Sp. z o.o., Edoradca) and international (Germany, Norway, Sweden, Latvia) level, has given new dimension to the discussion on the development of biogas technologies.
Biogas Forum 2012 presentations and discussions covered the wide range of topics including
Implementation of the research results in new pilot microbiogas plants of 20kW deserved special attention. These plants can serve as research facilities but also as practical installations producing energy for their own needs and they can be incorporated into smart energy system.
Examples of such installations were presented at the Biogas Forum. The researchers from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn presented agricultural biogas plant in the didactic & research station in Bałdy. The innovative biogas plants of a container type designed by researchers from the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice (biogas plant in Studzionka near Pszczyna) and Gdansk University of Technology have been realized with substantial financial support of ENERGA SA group.
Forum discussions covered also variety of practical issues related to technological, environmental, legal and financial issues, including support programs and existing barriers to the biogas development.
The Baltic Biogas Forum 2012 proved to be an excellent platform to promote the development of biogas technologies and their implementation to agricultural practice and waste management.
The Forum presentations are available here >>
The Baltic Biogas Forum was supported by various national and international projects including EU BSR ‘Bioenergy Promotion 2’ and ‘Public Energy Alternatives’ - both partially funded by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) and RPO WP 1.5.2 project ‘Support the creation and development of cooperation relationships in the Key Cluster of Pomorskie Voivodeship - Baltic EcoEnergy Cluster’ partly financed by the European Regional Development Fund in frame of RPO WP 2007-2013, and the strategic program of the National Centre for Research and Development (NCB&R): ‘Advanced Technologies for Energy Generation’: Task 4. ‘Development of Integrated Technologies for the Production of Fuels and Energy from Biomass and from Agricultural and other Waste Materials’.
Janusz Gołaszewski and Adam Cenian