Resilience Development Initiative (Indonesia), Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (Germany), WIP Renewable Energies GmbH & Co. KG (WIP) (Germany), Austrian Energy Agency (AEA) (Austria), European Biogas Association (EBA) (Belgium), Austrian Biogas Association (AKBOE) (Austria), Latvijas Lauksaimniecibas Universitate (LLU) (Latvia), German Biogas Association (FVB) (Germany), CEADDIS IT Consultancy PLC (ICEADDIS) (Ethiophia), Instituto Nacional de Technologia Agropecuaria (Argentina), Selectra CC (South Africa), Institute for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Solutions (Ghana), GreenCape (South Africa)
Location: European countries and Argentina, Ethiophia, Ghana, Indonesia, South Africa
The main idea of the DiBiCoo project is to trigger market uptake of biogas and biomethane projects through the initialization of demo cases for the application of biogas/biomethane technologies in developing and emerging countries providing high biogas potential. This will be supported by interconnected digital and non-digital support tools and decided stakeholder involvement. In the DiBiCoo project, the main focus is on biogas and biomethane value chains which are based on anaerobic digestion (AD) technologies. The value chains include feedstock sourcing (waste/residues management and logistics), conversion processes, use of the biogas and the digestate. Solid wastes and residues that cannot be treated by AD as a potential feedstock source, are also considered in DiBiCoo through small-scale gasification technologies for syngas production followed by combined heat and power generation. In that case, instead of digestate in the AD value chains, the use of ashes and char is considered in the value chain. RDI was qualify to become leading organization for Working Package 3. RDI responsibility is to deepen the understanding of the biogas opportunities in the importing countries (Argentina, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, and South Africa). Providers and manufacturers of both technologies are addressed in DiBiCoo and in case that potential projects on small-scale gasification are identified in WP3, selected demo cases of WP6 may also include this technology. The overall approach of the DiBiCoo project is based on the cooperation between stakeholders from exporting countries (Europe) to importing countries. Thereby, the key challenges in Europe are the currently decreasing numbers of new installed biogas in Europe as well as the European commitments to support emerging and developing countries. Therefore, the DiBiCoo project functions to bridge the need of know-how, technologies, funding of importing countries and thus provides new markets for exporting countries in the long run.