The main objective of the ALFA project is to help unlock the potential of biogas production in the European livestock farming industry, with the ultimate goal to reduce GHG emissions and replace fossil fuels. The project will set up regional Hubs in six EU countries (Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Slovakia and Spain) to investigate the factors hampering or enabling the adoption of biogas in each country and to provide free financial, technical, and business support services to at least 50 farmers. In addition, ALFA will organize capacity-building seminars, provide policy recommendations, and offer guidelines for third parties to be able to replicate the project’s actions in other countries. The project will also establish an Engagement Platform with digital tools to facilitate knowledge diffusion and collaboration among stakeholders in the agricultural biogas value chain.
Such digital tools would provide farmers with estimates of a farm’s biogas potential, potential profits, and environmental and social impacts.
On November 29th and 30th, the ALFA Project partners gathered in Thessaloniki for the official kick-off meeting. The project is coordinated by Q-Plan International and funded by the European Union, with Grant Agreement number 101075659. The consortium consists of 10 partners, including Q-Plan, APRE, AzzeroCO2, Food & Bio Cluster Denmark, Sustainable Innovations, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), White Research, PEDAL Consulting, European Dairy Farmers, and the European Biogas.
The ALFA consortium is committed to contribute to the expansion and utilization of biogas in the European energy market to help achieve the EU’s renewable energy and sustainability targets.