- What a fantastic message to round off the year with! We are extremely pleased that the Swedish Energy Agency sees the sustainability potential that exists in biogas solutions. In our application, we have created a consortium with players from the entire value chain - biogas producers, distributors, users and technology suppliers, which gives us a platform with unique diversity. We will start operations immediately after the turn of the year. In February, there will be a kick-off with all parties in the consortium to agree on details for the various research areas and discuss working methods. It will be so much fun! says Anna Brunzell who is the coordinator for BSRC.
The Swedish Energy Agency justified its decision as follows:
“The purpose of the Biogas Solutions Research Center (BSRC) is to increase knowledge about sociotechnical energy systems that contain biogas-based solutions. Biogas-based solutions usually have good sustainability performance because they simultaneously treat waste, produce renewable fuel and renewable plant nutrients. The Swedish Energy Agency believes that BSRC clearly contributes to increased sustainability in the structural changes that are necessary for the transition in both the transport sector and industry."
The competence center is one of the tools in the Swedish Energy Agency's portfolio of research and innovation initiatives. The purpose of the competence center model is to strengthen the collaboration between business, the public sector and academia and thus build up and make available both knowledge of the highest quality and competence for society's conversion to a sustainable energy system.
- In these times, we need solutions to sustainability problems that do not involve problem changes without contributing to solutions in several areas. Therefore, it is important that the biogas area today has received recognition for its great sustainability potential. I would like to thank the companies, public organizations and the two universities for their great support. Now we want to take the biogas area over the threshold and support a powerful expansion through research, says Mats Eklund, professor of industrial environmental technology and director of the new competence center.