This is an area that has expanded significantly since the end of the 1990s, when diesel fumes around the market place in central Linköping and slaughterhouse waste were major environmental headaches in the municipality. Interest in the area has spread far beyond the region and Linköping University has been the host for the national Biogas Research Centre, BRC, since 2012.

These days, leading research is being carried out into biogas with a broad interdisciplinary approach and with large international relevance. Engineers, sociologists, economists and microbiologists work side by side in cooperation with companies and organisations. 

The region around Linköping University sees wide use of biogas and other fossil-free fuels. Buses, taxis, waste collection trucks and other municipal traffic is operated on biogas and Norrköping has Sweden's first fully fossil-free filling station. Researchers are putting emphasis on the development of innovative and resource-efficient biogas solutions. 


Photo of PhD-student at her office.

Biogas in Brazil - a resource not being used

Brazil has a significant capacity for biogas production from organic waste that has not yet been realised. Hanna Zanatta has studied several societal aspects that affect the introduction of biogas systems.

Two women in the laboratory.

New lab, but still the same

Following a fire, the lab at TEMAM has been under restoration since 2020. Now that it is finished, most of it looks the same as before, as nobody could think of any changes they would like to make to the premises.

Jonas Ammenberg.

LiU researchers spread international biogas expertise

A wide-ranging report from IEA Bioenergy has highlighted different perspectives on how biogas can be used in the transport sector.  The report shows that well-designed biogas solutions are technically, economically and sustainably competitive.