Great news! Four out of six ALFA Co-Creation Workshops have been successfully completed, marking a significant milestone in our efforts to promote the uptake of biogas in livestock farming, by taking into consideration the specific challenges and support needs of our stakeholders in each of the 4 different target countries.
These co-creation workshops, held in Greece, Belgium, Slovakia, and Spain by the respective ALFA Hubs, online and on-site, brought together farmers, researchers, policymakers, and other stakeholders from the biogas industry to propose and validate support measures, solutions, and ideas.
During the workshops, the participants engaged in productive discussions about ways to leverage biogas as a sustainable energy source in livestock farming. The diverse perspectives and expertise of attendees fostered an environment of collaboration and creativity, leading to a multitude of promising outcomes.
The critical support measure types that were addressed in the workshops were business and technical support services, awareness-raising campaigns, and capacity-building seminars. Valuable insights were shared on best practices, technological advancements to optimize biogas production processes, economic incentives for farmers, and regulatory frameworks to facilitate the widespread adoption of biogas in these countries.
The outcomes of these workshops will play a crucial role in shaping the future of biogas adoption in livestock farming in Europe, which is ALFA’s highest goal. The proposed support measures, solutions, and ideas discussed during the workshop will undergo further refinement and integration into actionable plans. These plans will define the project’s support services portfolio, aiming to drive sustainable growth of the livestock farming industry and enhance the uptake of biogas systems in livestock farming. These support services will be offered to farmers and other relevant stakeholders at a later stage of the project.
We are thrilled to witness the dedication and enthusiasm demonstrated by the participants throughout the workshops. Their contributions will pave the way for a greener and more sustainable future for livestock farming, benefiting both the industry and the environment.