GR3 - Grass to Green Gas

GRass as a GReen Gas Resource?
Energy from landscapes by promoting the use of grass residue as a renewable energy resource.


The Project

The project promotes the use of grass and other herbaceous residues from landscape management as a resource for biogas production in the regions of Belgium, Italy, Germany, Denmark and Portugal. The energy potential of these residues remains underutilized across Europe. Barriers are insufficient awareness and acceptance of suitable technologies for the mowing, storage and anaerobic digestion of grass residues, absence or lack of cooperation between stakeholders along the value chain, as well as legal barriers.

Primary aim of the project is to bring key actors and decision-makers together and provide them with technical, investment and legislative advices. This will increase the market uptake of these residues as a biogas feedstock. As such, the project will contribute to increased renewable energy production without competing with food production, to protecting permanent grasslands from land use changes and to increase ecological landscape management.


Project aims

The IZES gGmbH will persue in the next three years in conjunction with nine European project partners following project aims:

  • Inventorying of the grass residue availability, quality, demand and the willingness to pay
  • Analysis of the technical, organizational, environmental, socio-economical and legislative aspects of cultivation, mowing, logistics, storage and anaerobic digestion of the grass residue
  • Creating green jobs in the decentralized biomass value chain
  • Interactions with policy makers and creation of policy proposals to enhance the uptake of grass residues as a biogas feedstock

 

Reports

  • GR3 - Grass to Green Gas, Results and Conclusions, March 2016
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  • GR3 - Grass to Green Gas. Results and Conclusions, 13 March 2016
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  • Good practise guide for grass valorisation. Recommendations for local authorities, March 2016
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  • Good practise guide for grass valorisation. Recommendations for biogas plant owners and operators, March 2016
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  • Good practise guide for grass valorisation. Recommendations for terrain managers, March 2016
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Coordinator

       DLV Belgium

 

Partners

  • Pro Natura (BE)
  • Ghent University (BE)
  • SDU (DK) 
  • GERBIO (D)
  • Inagro (BE)
  • LNEG (PT)
  • Veneto Agricoltura (IT)
  • UniVerona (IT)
  • PHL (BE)

 

Supported by:

                                                                              

 

Laufzeit: 
01/2013 bis 12/2016
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