Greece is one of six target countries in the BiG>East project. The objective is to promote biogas as renewable energy source and as waste treatment technology. This is achieved by the implementation of training courses for farmers and mobilisation campaigns for decision makers. Dedicated studies on biogas opportunities, policies and barriers in Greece support this initiative.

For further information on the BiG>East project please download the poster and flyer here.



Biogas Opportunities in Greece


The BiG>East Consortium is investigating the opportunities for biogas implementation in Greece. This includes an assessment of the biogas potential in Greece. The following studies were elaborated in the framework of the BiG>East project:


- Assessment of existing biogas installations in Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Latvia, Romania, and Greece


- Technical review of the utilisation of waste material for biogas production in Eastern Europe and Greece


- Estimation of the potential feedstock availability for biogas production in Eastern Europe and Greece


- Assessment of the agricultural structure for biogas production in Eastern Europe and Greece


- Biogas purification and feed-in opportunities in Europe and Greece


- Technical opportunities for the utilisation of biogas in Eastern Europe and Greece


- Impact of biogas production in Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Latvia, Romania and Slovenia


- Biogas Potential in Greece: Summary Report


- Biogas Site Selection Guideline


- Assessment Studies for Specific Biogas Sites in the target region of Greece


- Biogas Show Cases in the target region of Greece


- Local Implementation Strategy for Biogas projects in Greece




Policies and Barriers for Biogas in Greece


Policies are important in order to create a favourable framework for biogas production and use in Greece. On the other side, there are Barriers which hinder the application of biogas technologies. BiG>East investigated policies and barriers in Greeece:


- Biogas Policies in Greece


- Biogas Barriers in Greece


- Biogas Roadmap for Greece



Biogas Training in Greece


In the framework of the BiG>East project three training courses for farmers were implemented in Greeece.


Training material as well as a biogas handbook including an economic calculation tool was elaborated and can be downloaded here:


- Biogas Training Handbook


- Excel Calculation Tool for Economic Analysis of Biogas Plants


- Questionnaire for the Evaluation of Biogas Training


- Summary of the Biogas Training Courses in Greece



Mobilisation Campaigns for Decision Makers


In the framework of the BiG>East project two mobilisation campaigns for decision makers are implemented in Greece.



1st Mobilisation Campaign in Athens on 20 October 2009


- Agenda of the Mobilisation Campaign


- Presentation of the Campaign (zip-file 17,3 MB)


- Report of the 1st Mobilisation Campaign in Greece



2nd Mobilisation Campaign in Greece


The next BiG>East Mobilisation Campaign will be held on 4 February 2010 in Thessalonica, Greece.
The campaign will be organised within the 23rd International Fair for Agricultural Machinery, Equipment and Supplies.


- Report of the 2nd Mobilisation Campaign in Greece

More information are here:


Contact in Greece


Center for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES)

Konstantinos Sioulas

19th km Marathonos Ave
19009, Pikermi Attiki


Telephone +30210 6603300
Fax +30210 6603301/302