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IP1 Regions

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This project focuses on interdisciplinary issues surrounding biogas in a regional context. Engaging a wide range of actors allows the study of political obstacles and driving forces, institutional terms and conditions and technical aspects of biofuel, in order to identify challenges and opportunities of biogas.

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IP2 Waste

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This project focuses on the specific challenges and opportunities for the development of biogas which exist within the waste sector. The project conducts a multi-dimensional analysis of process and technology development, commercial strategies, institutional conditions and how biogas is perceived by society.

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IP3 Agriculture

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According to several potential studies, a large share of the Swedish biogas potential lies within the agricultural sector, in the form of manure, straw, energy crops and residual products from farming. However, the potential is far from being realized in practice – the development lies within many areas and stamps. Within the project actors with activities, expertise and interest within the agricultural sector meet and discuss opportunities, obstacles and driving forces based on different themes. The main purpose is to identify critical factors and which areas are most important to change for higher biogas production. This type of information is key for future research priorities, for the development of technology and businesses as well as for decision-makers.

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IP4 Forestry

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There is potential for higher biogas production in the Swedish forestry industry. This project focuses on biogas production in the paper and pulp industry, and tackles issues of a technical and chemical nature, as well as organizational and commercial aspects.

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IP5 Aquatic Biomass

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Greater utilization of biomass from aquatic environments – such as algae, stickleback and waste from fish-based food production – for biogas production would potentially have many benefits. In addition to contributing to the expansion of biogas, it would entail opportunities to circulate nutrients from water to land, reduce eutrophication and create new business opportunities. This project investigates opportunities and obstacles for such a development to be realized.

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