The project aim is to provide an evidence base for the benefits of the Northern Ireland economy of BioGas production from wastes. This will be achieved through the application of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA and assessment of Market Barriers). This modelling will be carried out on a range of scenarios for biogas production and utilisation, including:
  • Energy: electricity production from a BioGas engine (with and without CHP);
  • Energy: gas cleaning and injection to gas transmission network for domestic and commercial space heating;
  • Energy: gas cleaning for use in transport (buses and HGVs); and
  • Resources: BioRefinery processing to syngas, biodiesel and chemical feedstocks.