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