Objective: DiBiCoo is a cooperation project between biogas technology exporting and importing countries, with the overall objective to support the European biogas/biomethane industry by preparing markets for the import of sustainable biogas/biomethane technologies from Europe to developing and emerging countries.

Project summary: DiBiCoo project includes the development and application of innovative digital and non-digital support tools and actions, by knowledge transfer and capacity building as well as by the preparation of demo cases up to the investment stage. The project aims to increase the share of renewable energies, both in Europe and in importing countries. More specifically, the project aims to:

  1. Facilitate cooperation among relevant stakeholders in the biogas industry from Europe, with stakeholders from developing and emerging countries
  2. Share information on available European technologies as well as on the framework conditions, market opportunities, research needs, financing opportunities and project ideas in the importing countries
  3. Develop digital and non digital support tools for Capacity Building, Networking and an Online Information System to facilitate technology exports and act as a database for interested stakeholders
  4. Support the development of at least five biogas projects in target countries as “demo cases” up to, or close to the investment stage.
  5. Promote and remove national, regional and local policies, supporting further market uptake in the target countries by means of developing and disseminating best practices.

More information about this project can be found on the project website (https://dibicoo.org/dibicoo-project-4/).

Grant No. 857804

Source of funding: European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme

Project period: 01.10.2019 – 30.06.2022

Total budget: 2 998 181 EUR

Project coordinator: Senior Project Manager at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, PhD Johannes Anhorn, johannes.anhorn@giz.de

Project coordinator from Latvia: Department of Computer Systems – Associate Professor; leading researcher, Dr. sc. ing. Aleksejs Zacepins, 0313065@llu.lv

Project partners:

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • WIP Renewable Energies
  • European Biogas Association (EBA)
  • The Austrian Compost & Biogas Association (AKBOE)
  • Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (LLU)
  • The Institute for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Solutions (ISEES)
  • GreenCape
  • Fachverband Biogas e.V. / German Biogas Association
  • Austrian Energy Agency (AEA)
  • Resilience Development Initiative (RDI)
  • Iceaddis
  • Selectra

Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria