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Welcome to the COASTAL Biogas Newsletter

COASTAL Biogas is an Interreg South Baltic Programme project, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and coordinated by FNR, Germany. The project focusses on the removal of nutrients from the Baltic Sea by collecting cast seaweed to counteract eutrophication. The collected seaweed will be used as co-substrate in anaerobic digestion and the digestate as an organic fertiliser.

Invitation to 3rd COASTAL Biogas conference and study tour

The third conference will take place 30 September in Neringa, Lithuania. The following day, there is a study tour to Klaipèda Wastewater Treatment Plant and to Palanga, for a demonstration of beach cleaning. Do not miss the opportunity to connect to representatives from research institutions, political organisations and coastal municipalities who share their interest in the potentials and challenges regarding cast seaweed and biogas production.

Participation in the conference and the study tour is free of charge but limited to 50 people.

For information on programme and registration please visit:

We look forward to welcoming you there.

Confirmed speakers

Vilma Kavaliova, Neringa Municipality
Anne Roßmann, Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. (FNR)
Tyge Kjaer, Roskilde University
Angela Clinkscales, University of Rostock
Sonia Denkiewicz, Skåne Energy Agency
Jane Hofmann,The Coastal Union Germany
Kęstutis Navickas, Vytautas Magnus University
Susanna Pflüger, European Biogas Association
Artūras Razinkovas-Baziukas, Klaipèda University
Zaiga Ozolina, Kurzeme planning region

Information Kit

One of the aims in COASTAL Biogas is to inform about the whole process chain of cast seaweed utilisation. For this purpose an online information kit was developed, including an educational game.
It covers different topics such as eutrophication, seaweed, biogas and organic fertiliser. 
The information kit is available in the following languages, DE, DK, EN, LT, PL and SE. For more information visit:

Online educational game

Get to know the project partners

Project partner

Roskilde University (RUC) has extensive knowledge when it comes to planning and implementation of  bioenergy plants and cooperation with policy and business stakeholders. RUC has developed programmes to map unutilised resources in the agro-industrial value chains and systems to assess business cases for feasible biogas plants.

Knowledge has been obtained through the planning and implementation of the Solrød Biogas plant which is the first to utilise cast seaweed in Denmark. Furthermore, RUC has extensive knowledge when it comes to market assessments, regulation, climate policy and feasibility studies in connection with planning of renewable energy plants, utilisation of sustainable biomass such as cast seaweed and recycling of materials and nutrients.

RUC coordinates the work package "Exploration & Implementation".

Project partner website:

Associated Partners

- Biogas Syd

- Samsø Municipality

- Neringa Municipality

- Władysławowo Municipality

- Bigadan

- Wastewater Treatment Plant in Swarzewo

- Institute for Biogas, Waste Management & Energy

- European Biogas Association

- German Biogas Association

- Innovation and Education Centre, IBZ

- InterCenter GmbH

The contents of this Newsletter are the sole responsibility of the author/s and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union, the Managing Authority or the Joint Secretariat of the Interreg South Baltic Programme 2014-2020.

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