Cluster: Smart Energy Transition Pioneers

There are various options for turning manure into fuel. The biogas that is produced during fermentation can be used directly in specially adapted equipment. Biogas can also be converted into green gas. Green gas has similar properties to natural gas and can therefore directly serve as a substitute for natural gas. Equipment does not need to be adapted for it. Being able to make biogas as well as to make green gas from biogas requires high investments. A systematic approach at the level of a municipality to allow farmers to produce green gas in clusters and to have them injected into the existing natural gas is an innovative concept. The municipality of Staphorst wants to explore this concept. Choosing the clusters and the choice of location of the processors from biogas to green gas are crucial elements. The challenge is to develop a concept in which biogas and green gas can be transported via a pipe system.