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Waste2Wheel: how biomethane can keep cars on the road

Summary: The new multinational project Biomaster, co-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe programme, seeks to exploit the full potential of biomethane by creating a chain of initiatives aimed at the transport sector.

Launched in May 2011, the new project Biomaster aims at casting a new light on the use of biomethane by creating a joint initiative among its 17 partners coming from Austria, Italy, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

The initiative will help create local alliances of interested parties, facilitating concrete actions in the creation of a biomethane chain.These will include identifying potential sources of biomethane production and its possible outlets, improving available distribution modes and helping to overcome the existing legal, organisational and financial barriers. Co-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme, the final aim of the project is to create a biomethane grid.

Acting as a "business angel", the Biomaster initiative will help bridge the knowledge and operational gaps still fragmenting the biomethane chain by creating local alliances between stakeholders to foster dialogue and create mutual understanding, thus boosting the potential of biomethane as an energy source and fuel for transport.

Among the areas that have heeded the Biomaster call, there is the Northern Italian region of Trentino whose brethtaking mountain views need to be preserved while encouraging economic development shared between agricultural production and industrial development especially in tourism.

In August 2011 the Biomethane facts sheets were launched, an information tool mainly dealing with biomethane for transport.

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