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1st COASTAL Biogas conference and study tour to Jordberga

The 1st COASTAL Biogas conference takes place 8 May at Radisson Blu, Malmö, Sweden. The next day (9 May) there is a study tour to Jordberga biogas facility. Jordberga is one of the biggest biogas plants in Sweden (110 GWh/year) and the only with injection into the high pressure natural gas grid.

The conference including the lunch and the coffee breaks are free of charge but limited to 50 participants.

For more info on the programme and how to register please visit

BEIC at the COASTAL Biogas SGM in Gdansk

On the 22nd of November 2018 the first COASTAL Biogas steering group meeting (SGM) took place at Gdansk University of Technology (GUT), Poland.

Project consortia
From left: Tyge Kjaer and Michelle Hansen (RUC), Sebastian Foth (UROS), Anne Roßmann (FNR), Jörgen Held, (BEIC), Frank Scholwin, (UROS), Andrius Tamosiunas and Nerijus Striugas (LEI) and Robert Aranowski, (GUT).  Jan Hupka and Iwona Kopcynska (GUT) participated in the meeting but are not present in the picture.

The meeting was opened by the project coordinator Anne Roßmann (FNR), followed by presentations of the WP leaders. The interactions between the WPs were reviewed in detail and crosslinks were elucidated. The gathering was also used to lively discuss issues, such as requirements of seaweed collection methods on beaches and in marinas, technologies for pretreatment of seaweed prior to anaerobic digestion in biogas plants and options for developing a training kit for project stakeholders. The meeting was rounded off with a study tour in the GUT biogas laboratories.

Gdansk University of Technology new member

On the 11th of October Gdansk University formally became a member of the Baltic Energy Innovation Centre.

We are happy to welcome such a distinguished partner as Gdansk University of Technology and to increase the geographical representation among the members to include Poland.

The members are a good starting point when building a project consortium to apply for public funding of transnational projects.

Meeting with Port of Simrishamn’s Director

BEIC visited the Port of Simrishamn’s Director, Fredrik von Segebaden, together with Klas Göthe, Boad Member of Biogas Österlen on the 17th of October.

Jörgen Held, BEIC, presented the COASTAL Biogas project where cast seaweed will be collected and put in to an anaerobic digestor to produce biogas and bio-fertiliser.

Different ideas related to collection methods and utilization were further discussed.

BEIC visited the Linnaeus University in Växjö

On the 27th of September, Jörgen Held visited prof. Ulrika Welander at the Linnaeus University in Växjö.

Prof. Welander has a long and impressive track record within the biogas sector. The anaerobic digestion trials within several large biogas projects, e.g. Wetland, Algae and Biogas and Biogas – New substrates from the sea were conducted by her group. The experimental facilities cover the whole range from lab scale reactors up to a half a cubic metre reactor.

Reactor and process design as well as testing new biogas substrates are the core of the activities.

Jörgen Held presented the Baltic Energy Innovation Centre and highlighted some of its project activities.

BEIC gave a presentation at Biogas Syd consulting meeting

On the 11th of September Jörgen Held, BEIC participated in the Biogas Syd consulting meeting. The meetings are dedicated to the biogas development in Scania and a platform for networking with strategically important stakeholders.

BEIC gave a presentation on the COASTAL Biogas project. The majority of the participants gave their consent to be on the distribution list of the COASTAL Biogas Newsletter.

BEIC seminar presentations online

On the 14th of August the BEIC seminar on biogas upgrading took place at Radisson BLU, Malmö, SWEDEN. 80 participant from more than 13 countries participated. The presentations are available online at Just click on the titles in the programme.

80 participant from more than 13 countries participated.

Andrius Tamosiunas
Dr. Andrius Tamosiunas gave a presentation on the biomethane situation in Lithuania.

Richter ECOS GmbH
Richter ECOS GmbH together with Ammongas A/S, Biothane, Hegaxon, Cryo Pur, Gas Detect and Paques exhibited at the seminar.