OsloMet and Veas collaborate to develop digital technologies that can make biogas production more energy-efficient and minimize environmental impact, and increase digital competence in the water industry in Norway.
The water sector uses about one percent of the total energy consumption in the EU, which generates a high energy bill that is covered by residents of municipalities via municipal taxes.
The EU has set a target for energy neutrality in the water sector by 2040. This involves renewable energy production from sewage sludge and heat, CO2-neutral production and a resource-efficient bioeconomy.
The Norwegian sewage industry has ambitious sustainability goals (in Norwegian, norskvann.no), therefore investing in energy-efficient biogas production from sewage sludge is important.
Biogas can replace diesel and other fossil energy carriers in the transport industry, increasing income for Water Resource Recovery Facilities (WRRF) and reducing the environmental impacts associated with biogas production and use.
- Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
- Veas Selvkost AS, Norway