Biogas Solutions Research Center

Biogas fueled car at the fueling station.

Biogas Solutions Research Center is a national competence center that aims to create strong, national competencies leading to industrially and socially motivated research on and development of biogas solutions. The center is administered by Linköping University.

Socio-technical energy systems that contain digestion, biogas solutions, usually have very good sustainability performance because they simultaneously treat waste, produce renewable fuel and create renewable plant nutrients. There is a lot of substrate available, the is a huge demand for its products, but only a fraction of the potential is utilized. Within BSRC, the role of research is to create new knowledge and competence that can support a coordinated adjustment.

The Biogas Solutions Research Center (BSRC) works transdisciplinary to create new knowledge through the meeting between many different disciplines and between researchers and practitioners. The focus is on delivering knowledge, competence, international exchange, in-depth collaboration between scientific disciplines and with practitioners, new solutions and analyzes of the contribution to a sustainability transition to actors along the value chain, to the biogas sector and to communities at large.

Communication, networking, education and internationalization are tools for achieving the centre's vision, strategy and goals of realizing the sustainability potential of biogas solutions.

Participants

BSRC is financed to one third by the Swedish Energy Agency, one third by the academic parties Linköping University and SLU and one third by the participating parties from business and the public sector. Participants from business and the public sector contribute not only with funding in the form of money, but also with a large investment of time and commitment. They actively participate in the research activities and have the opportunity both to influence the activities and to use the results commercially.

The researchers come from five departments at Linköping University and four different departments at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

The researchers come from five departments at Linköping University and four different departments at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

The center is administered from Linköping University.

BSRC also has about 40 partners and members from business and the public sector.

BSRC's approximately 40 partners and members from the business community and the public sector.

Vision

Wherever a biogas solution strengthens the overall resource efficiency, it is realized.
Biogas Solutions Research Center, Vision

Contacts

Address

Postal address

Linköping University Department of Management and Engineering Biogas Research Center SE-581 83 Linköping Sweden

Visiting address

Linköping University Hans Meijers väg Department of Management and Engineering Division of Environmental Technology and Management A Building, entrance 17, 1st floor, corridor A, Campus Valla

GPS Coordinates

WGS 84 (lat, lon):
N 58° 24.0548', E 15° 34.6028'
WGS 84 decimal (lat, lon):
58.400913, 15.576714
RT90:
6475328, 1486641
SWEREF99:
6473491, 533707

Researchers at BSRC

BSRC News

A person stands in his lab.

LiU doctoral student awarded Gunnar Engström Scholarship

Giacomo Carraro, doctoral student at LiU, has been awarded the ABB Gunnar Engström Scholarship for his research into improving the production of biogas. The scholarship has a value of SEK 150,000.

Mats Eklund.

Ten years of biogas solutions and more to come

Last year, the Swedish Energy Agency granted an application for a new competence center with focus on biogas research – Biogas Solutions Research Center. Mats Eklund and Kalle Svensson reflect on the past ten years with BRC and the future of BSRC.

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.

Divisions involved in the research at BSRC

Environmental Technology and Management

Environmental Technology and Management (MILJÖ)

Division of Environmental Technology and Management is a research and education environment at the Department of Management and Engineering. We turn environmental problems into opportunities.

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Environmental Change (TEMAM)

Almost all nature bears traces of human activity. Its condition is strongly linked to social development. This creates a need for scientific breadth and problem-solving skills. Education and research at Environmental Change respond to this challenge.

Solar energy at the roof of  A Building, Linköping University

Energy Systems (ENSYS)

The division of Energy Systems is involved in research, undergraduate and graduate education and collaboration with industry and public sector organisations in the field of energy.

Biogas Research at Linköping University

Organisation