The Central Finland Region (CFR) has biogas production from agro-, municipal and industrial waste streams. Thanks to several investments for biogas plants, production is increasing, and the filling station network is expanding. As a region outside the gas network, this requires a diversity of solutions. In the CIRCWASTE project, Central Finland is focusing on the promotion of biogas for transport use.
CIRCWASTE-project provides information for the potential users of biogas. In creating markets, e.g. leasing cars of cities, public transport, or waste collection vehicles, it can provide an outstanding example. This project is a Life IP funded project (2016 – 2023) promoting waste prevention, resource efficiency and recycling of materials.
In this region, biogas is seen as a very prominent way to answer the challenges climate change mitigation brings to the transport sector. It is a good example of smart utilisation of waste streams, transforming energy from waste materials to easy-to-use form. The process also enables the recovery of the nutrients, especially phosphorus, for re-use as fertilizer.