International Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e. V.



BIOmethane as SUstainable and Renewable Fuel

BIOSURF is an EU-funded project under the Horizon 2020 program for research, technological development and demonstration. BIOSURF corresponds to the Call “Competitive Low-Carbon Energy (LCE) 14: Market uptake of existing and emerging sustainable Bioenergy” under the “Work Program 2014-2015 on Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy.” This Coordination and Support Action has a duration of three years, from January 2015 till December 2017.
The BIOSURF consortium consists of 11 partners from 7 countries and strives to increase the production and use of biomethane (from animal waste, other waste materials and sustainable biomass), for grid injection and as transport fuel, by removing non-technical barriers and by paving the way towards a European biomethane market. BIOSURF intends:

  • To develop a value chain analysis from production to use depending on the territorial, physical and economic features (specified for different areas, i.e., biofuel for transport, electricity generation, heating & cooling);
  • To analyze, compare and promote biomethane registering, labelling, certification and trade practices in Europe, in order to favor cooperation among the different countries and across border markets on the basis of the partner countries involved;
  • To address traceability, environmental criteria and quality standards, so aiming to reduce GHG emissions and indirect land-use change (iLUC), to preserver biodiversity and to assess the energy and CO2 balance;
  • To identify the most prominent drivers for CO2-emissions along the value chain as an input for future optimization approaches; and
  • To exchange information and best practices all along Europe concerning biomethane policy, regulations, support schemes and technical standards.

The Agency for Renewable Recourses (FNR) is responsible for coordinating the work package 4 dealing with sustainable raw material supply. The European partners in the project are: Istituto di Studi per l’Integrazione dei Sistemi – ISIS (Italy), European Biogas Association – EBA (Belgium), ARGE Kompost und Biogas Österreich Verein – AKB (Austria), AGCS Gas Clearing and Settlement AG – AGCS (Austria), Consorzio Italiano Biogas e Gassificazione – CIB (Italy), Magyar Biogaz Egyesulet – HBA (Hungary), Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum – DBFZ (Germany), Atee (Association Technique Energie Environment) Club Biogaz, Renewable Energy Association – REA (United Kingdom) and Fachverband Biogas – GBA (Germany).

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Project coordinator ISIS: Stefano Proietti 

FNR contact person: Diego Piedra Garcia




This project is funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union for research, technological development and demonstration under Grant Agreement No 646533.





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