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. 


Professor guides visitors on biogas-stations.l

From waste to wealth with biogas

They have a mountain of waste and a burning need for green energy. A delegation from Nigeria visited Linköping and there was great interest. They are seeking partners and want to learn more about Sweden's waste management and biogas production.

Photo of biogas plant in the countryside.

Forskare lyfter fram fördelar med svensk biogas

Sverige klarar att tredubbla sin inhemska produktion av biogas på bara några år, bland annat genom organiskt avfall som inte används i dag. Det säger BSRC-forskare i en policy brief.

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.