BIOSURF contributes to the establishment of the European Renewable Gas Registry (ERGaR), an international non-profit organisation.
The BIOSURF project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.
When considering options to decarbonise the transport sector in Europe, biomethane offers a unique set of benefits and constitutes a powerful weapon against climate change.
The use of biomethane or a blend with natural gas as a vehicle fuel significantly reduces pollutant emissions, offering an ideal way to reduce harmful emission levels in cities.
BIOSURF aims to increase the production and use of biomethane, helping pave the way towards a European biomethane market by removing non-technical barriers.
What We Did
ISINNOVA leads BIOSURF as project coordinator, managing eleven partners across seven countries in Europe, and helping to deliver:
Development of value chain analysis, from production to use
Analysis, comparison and promotion of biomethane registration, labelling, certification and trade practices in Europe
Traceability, environmental criteria and quality standards
Identification of the key drivers for CO2 emissions along the value chain
Information and best practices concerning biomethane policy, regulations, support schemes and technical standards across Europe
ISINNOVA additionally leads on networking and cooperation, dissemination and communications, and evaluation.
Our Added Value
ISINNOVA draws on its decades of experience in participatory cooperation, networking, and evaluation to deliver a robust set of results, including organising six multistakeholder workshops – in Sweden, Romania, the Czech Republic, Belgium, and the Netherlands – to promote the project and its findings.
BIOSURF helps to drive an increased share of sustainable bioenergy in final energy consumption, encouraging public engagement and a conversation on environmental impacts. It boosts the volume of cross-border biomethane trade and helps deliver better policy, market support and financial frameworks.
BIOSURF provides knowledge to policymakers and organisations at regional, national and EU-level, enabling them to make informed decisions that drive sustainable production and on the use of biomethane as a renewable energy source.