Project Description


biogasmax-logoThe European Biogasmax project creates a network of biogas-related demonstrations on the European territory with the aim of sharing experiences in terms of best practices in managing urban transportation. The involved territories are: Lille (FR), Rome, (IT), Stockholm (SE), Goteborg (SE), Berne (CH), Torun and Zielona Gora (PL), Lombardy (IT).

The objective of the BIOGASMAX project is to address urban challenges related to air and water pollution, as well as waste management. To this end, it uses a virtuous cycle in which biogas is produced from various types of urban waste that must be managed.
During the process, BIOGASMAX focuses on monitoring the economic and environmental impact in order to produce fuel for transport that does not harm the environment.

The research and development projects carried out in the context of BIOGASMAX are closely tied to the following four main fields of technological activities:

  • Production of biogas from various types of waste;
  • Upgrading of biogas to a high-quality fuel;
  • Distribution for transport and injection into natural gas grids;
  • Use in vehicles to increase the number of biomethane-fueled vehicles.

The project’s main goals are:

  • Demonstrating large scale digestion and biogas upgrading units, producing biogas from waste material available from the urban and close by rural areas;
  • Demonstrating the expansion of gas-driven fleets in public and private transport, for example buses, waste collection trucks, and service cars;
  • Proving the technical reliability, cost-effectiveness, environmental and social benefits of biogas fuels;
  • Widely spreading knowledge of results gained in the demonstration projetcs among other European cities and stakeholders by information and training materials, lectures and conferences, with particular emphasis on new Member States

Further information is available on the project website.

*Co-funded by the European Commission

  • Optimisation and increase of biomethane production;
  • Reduction of environmental impacts;
  • Increased number of NG/biomethane filling stations;
  • Injection of biomethane into the natural gas grid;
  • More than 900 vehicles running on biomethane without problems in five European cities during the project.

  • Site leader (with support to waste management agency AMA, as local partner of Rome)
  • Training activities;
  • Communication activities

  • Urban Community of Lille (FR)
  • Business Region Göteborg (SE)
  • Göteborg Energi (SE)
  • City of Stockholm (SE)
  • University of Stuttgart, IKP (DE)
  • City of Haarlem (NL)
  • European Natural Gas Vehicle Association
  • Institut für Solare Energieversorgungstechnik eV, ISET (DE)
  • TNO (NL)
  • Transport & Travel Research (UK)
  • Gaz de France (FR)
  • Nova Energie (CH)
  • ADEME (FR)
  • Esterra (FR)
  • Cadet International (FR)
  • City of Falköping (SE)
  • Fordonsgas Sverige (SE)
  • Stockholm Water Company (SE)
  • AGA Gas AB (SE)
  • Svensk Växkraft AB (SE)
  • Svensk Biogas AB (SE)
  • Van der Wiel BV (NL)
  • DutCH4 (NL)
  • Azienda Municipale Ambiente, AMA (IT)
  • Institut di Studi per l’Integrazione dei Sistemi, ISIS (IT)
  • University of Zielena Gora (PL)
  • Biogaz Inwestor (PL)
  • Con Voco (PL)
  • EWB – Energie Wasser Bern (CH)
  • Bernmobil (CH)
  • Arabern (CH)
  • Regione Lombardia (IT)