Latvia 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 Latvia support this initiative.
For further information on the BiG>East project please download the poster and flyerhere.
Biogas Opportunities in Latvia
The BiG>East Consortium is investigating the opportunities for biogas implementation in Latvia. This includes an assessment of the biogas potential in Latvia. The following studies were elaborated in the framework of the BiG>East project:
Policies are important in order to create a favourable framework for biogas production and use in Latvia. On the other side, there are Barriers which hinder the application of biogas technologies. BiG>East investigated policies and barriers in Latvia:
In the framework of the BiG>East project three training courses for farmers are implemented in Latvia. The BiG>East biogas training courses in Latvia will be organised on 11-16 January 2010 in Riga, Auce and Madona:
In the framework of the BiG>East project two mobilisation campaigns for decision makers are implemented in Latvia.
The first mobilisation campaign in Latvia
More than 70 participants attended the BiG>East Mobilisation Campaign in Auce, Latvia, on 4 February 2009. The stakeholders were informed in six presentations about the state-of-the-art in biogas technology and discussed biogas production opportunities in Latvia. The campaign included a site-visit to the first Baltic agricultural biogas plant in Vecauce. Please find the agenda here (English, Latvian).