Biogas, a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide, is a source of carbon neutral energy for electricity generation, heating and transport, which can make a significant contribution to Europe’s climate change commitments. However, the production and utilisation of biogas is not yet sustainable, relying on government subsidies to ensure the development of biogas infrastructure is an economically viable investment.
Funded by the European Union, the ATBEST Marie Curie ITN will tackle several key research challenges along the biogas supply chain, improving its competitiveness with respect to fossil derived fuels and increasing the sustainability of the biogas industry in Europe.
The project is a collaboration between eight partners located in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Sweden. It is a multidisciplinary collaboration between internationally-renowned research teams and industrial partners, each with complimentary expertise in a wide range of environmental technologies. 14 researchers have been recruited, each working on an individual research project in one of the following areas: