Renewable energy from crops and agrowastes  
CROPGEN was a research project funded by the EU's 6th Framework Programme, involving 11 partners in 6 European countries. The overall objective of the research was to produce from biomass a sustainable fuel source that can be integrated into the existing energy infrastructure in the medium term, and in the longer term provide a safe and economical means of supplying the needs of a developing renewable fuel economy. The concept was based on the use of anaerobic digestion (AD) as a means of producing methane from biomass, including energy crops and agricultural residues. The technology of biochemical methane generation is well established: the research determined how the technology could best be applied to provide a versatile, low-cost, carbon-neutral biofuel in an environmentally sound and sustainable agricultural framework.

The project finished in July 2007. On this site you can find the publicly available deliverables, some selected publications, and links to the partner organisations.


For further details please contact: Prof Charles Banks, University of Southampton


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last modified 20/03/2008