About the project

In the last years the number of gas-fuelled vehicles has increased rapidly in Sweden. The purpose of this project has been to estimate how much upgraded biogas could be produced from manure and agricultural harvest residues in Sweden and the EU.

This is done by building a model of the technical and economic conditions for biogas production, taking the geographical distribution of biogas substrates into account. The model has a finer resolution than in previous studies, allowing an overall techno-economical judgment of investment and operations costs for digestion and upgrading as well as transports of substrates and digestate. The result of the project is a map of the potential for biogas production from agricultural residues and manure in Europe. A more detailed analysis is also performed for Sweden, in collaboration with representatives from academia, government and industry.



Martin Persson, Chalmers


Christel Cederberg and Göran Berndes, Chalmers // Rasmus Einarsson and Johan Torén, SP // Emma Kreuger, Lund University

Time plan
September 2014 - October 2015

Total project cost
803 052 SEK

Swedish Energy Agency, the f3 partners, Chalmers, SP and Lund University

Swedish Energy Agency's project number within the collaborative research program