DiBiCoo – Digital Global Biogas Cooperation

The project DiBiCoo - Digital Global Biogas Cooperation supports the European biogas/biomethane industry by preparing markets for the export of sustainable biogas/biomethane technologies from Europe to developing and emerging countries. This is achieved by the development and application of innovative digital and non-digital support tools and actions, by knowledge transfer and capacity building as well as by the preparation of demo cases up to the investment stage. Thereby, the project helps to mitigate GHG emissions and increase the share of global renewable energy generation.

Sales markets and target countries
More specifically, the DiBiCoo facilitates the diversification of the sales markets of the European industry and increases the deployment of biogas technologies in Latin America, Africa and South-East Asia. The target countries (importing countries) are Argentina, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, and South Africa. These countries have been selected because of the high market potential for biogas projects, along with favourable regulatory environment and support schemes. The project addresses two main challenges in developing and emerging countries, namely the management and treatment of organic wastes and the increased demand of energy. DiBiCoo promotes technologies and concepts for the collection and treatment of organic wastes (e.g. bio-waste, food processing waste, agroindustrial waste, catering waste) as well as of biogas conversion technologies (anaerobic digestion and small-scale gasification) and its use (for upgrading, CHP, industrial processes, transport, etc.). To enter these markets, European technologies will need to be adapted to the local situations.


Group picture © Österreichische Energieagentur / Lorenz Strimitzer

Budget und Partner
The partner institutions in the emerging and developing countries are: Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria in Argentina,Iceaddis IT Consultancy PLC in Ethiopia, Institute for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Solutions in Ghana, Inisiasi Pengkajian Resiliensi - Resilience Development Initiative in Indonesia, and GreenCape and Selectra CC in South Africa. The European partner countries involve Germany (WIP Renewable Energies GmbH & Co. KG and the Fachverband Biogas - German Biogas Association), Austria (ARGE Kompost & Biogas – Austrian Compost and Biogas Association and the Austrian Energy Agency), Belgium (European Biogas Association); with the technical support from the Latvia Life Science University. The project with a budget of 3 Million Euros is implemented by the consortia and coordinated by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. EUs Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) is steering the project on behalf of the European Commission.


Project partners including representative of EC
© GIZ/Johannes Anhorn

 

Cordis Link: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/224588/factsheet/en

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 857804 (DiBiCoo - Digital Global Biogas Cooperation).

 

 

Project Dates
ClientEuropean Commission H2020
Project ManagerDI Martin Höher MSc
Project TeamDI Lorenz Strimitzer
DI Herbert Tretter
Shruti Athavale MSc
Michael Rohrer MSc
Project PartnerGIZ - DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR INTERNATIONALE ZUSAMMENARBEIT GMBH (Germany)
WIP - WIRTSCHAFT UND INFRASTRUKTUR GMBH & CO PLANUNGS KG (Germany)
AEA - ÖSTERREICHISCHE ENERGIEAGENTUR - AUSTRIAN ENERGY AGENCY (Austria)
EBA - EUROPEAN BIOGAS ASSOCIATION (Belgium)
AKBÖ - KOMPOST UND BIOGAS VERBAND ÖSTERREICH (Austria)
RDI - INISIASI PENGKAJIAN RESILIENSI FOUNDATION (Indonesia)
LLU - LATVIJAS LAUKSAIMNIECIBAS UNIVERSITATE (Latvia)
FVB - FACHVERBAND BIOGAS EV (Germany)
ICEADDIS IT CONSULTANCY PLC (Ethiopia)
INTA - INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA AGROPECUARIA (Argentina)
SELECTRA CC (South Africa)
ISEES - INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS (Ghana)
GREEN CAPE - THE GREEN CAPE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT AGENCY NPC (South Africa)
Duration10/2019 – 06/2022
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