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The ALFA project, funded by the EU through the Horizon Europe program, aims to promote the adoption of biogas systems in the livestock farming sector.

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Research the state of play of biogas technologies in the livestock farming industry of 6 EU countries (Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Greece, Italy, and Slovakia).


Engage regional stakeholders through the ALFA Hubs to help us better shape our offerings to the local specificities of each country.


Design a portfolio of business and technical services as well as other support activities for the uptake of biogas solutions.


Develop virtual (the ALFA Engagement Platform and Tools) and physical access points for the ALFA support measures.


Provide support to over 50 livestock farmers and other stakeholders in order to invest in biogas solutions.


Increase societal acceptance of biogas solutions through science-based evidence and awareness-raising campaigns.

Our impact

ALFA will foster the market uptake of biogas production technologies that use manure as biomass (either within livestock farms or in biogas plants), thus helping increase the production of renewable energy in the EU and helping reduce emissions from untreated livestock farming waste.

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50 farmers/ biogas plants viably taking up biogas systems

10.000 citizens with enhanced awareness on biogas

160 policymakers and innovation advisors empowered to support the biogas market

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Italy has been investing in biogas since the 90s, with steady growth in production, but still faces obstacles such as lengthy authorization processes and social opposition.


Greece has a high potential for bioenergy production but faces barriers like bureaucracy, insufficient incentives, and community skepticism. Despite currently only representing 1% of energy production, the country aims to increase its bioenergy contribution by 2030,


Denmark is a leader in sustainable livestock management and biogas production, utilizing innovative technology for safe manure handling, with over 30% of gas used being renewable biomethane in 2022, and a projected goal for biogases to account for nearly 100% of the country’s gas use by 2035.


Despite having abundant agricultural and livestock resources, Spain is yet to fully exploit its potential in biogas generation, hindered by a lack of supportive regulations, and technical expertise, and currently accounting for only 0.8% of the energy supply.


Belgium relies heavily on natural gas imports despite RES accounting for 7% of its energy supply, with different inputs used for biogas generation in different regions (manure in Flanders and agricultural residues in Wallonia), yet the country’s biogas sector continues to confront regulatory and financial hurdles despite the presence of over 130 plants.


EDF is committed to promoting the growth of renewable energy in Europe’s dairy farms. Its role involves coordinating the AB setup, engaging the organization’s extensive network, and inviting sector representatives to share their insights and experiences.


Slovakia’s dual farm structure, consisting of numerous small farms and a few large ones, combined with logistical challenges, financial issues, lack of state support, and an unclear institutional framework, hinder the exploitation of biogas and investment in plants, resulting in biogas accounting for only 2.9% of energy use