BIOGAS+ additive offers a disruptive nanotechnology-based innovation that obtains the highest ever-reported improvement of biogas production, together with other fundamental benefits. BIOGAS+ makes nanomicrobiology real.

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Where did the project idea come from?

Need to open new markets.

Why did you select that specific target country?

Colombia is building a comprehensive regulatory framework to combat climate change, favor renewable sources of energy and implement sustainable waste management policies with a circular economy vision.

Within this framework, Biogas (a renewable energy sources produced during anaerobic digestion of organic substrates) is repeatedly highlighted as offering a set of multipurpose advantages: converts organic waste in raw materials, capture methane emissions, can be stored and supplied on demand, can be converted in heat, gas and/or electricity and is a decentralized energy source.

Colombia has identified several of those advantages as strategic for:
– Within waste management policies, as a proper way of dealing with organic waste while capturing methane emissions (also helping to reach Climate Change emission targets);
– Favouring substitution of Natural Gas (NG) vehicle fleet to Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) in a country where 25% of vehicle fleet uses NG;
– Increase local farmers’ living standards, especialy in the ZNI (Zonas No Interconectadas – off grid areas).

But Colombia can not take full advantage of all this strategic possibilities due to the difficult optimization of the complex processes occurring inside anaerobic digesters and, as a consequence, the low conversion rates of organic waste to energy. Existing technologies and products approaching these problems only obtain modest production increases or/and require costly structural changes in the biogas process.

Who are your partners in the target country?

SUBCONTRACTOR 1: NANOCITEC. Expert in nanomaterials and nanotechnology.

What is your long term vision for your company working in your chosen partner country?

Entry door to America.

What impact do you believe INNOWWIDE will have on your company?

Internationalization. To understand which differential advantage of our additive is more important that other depending on the market chosen. For instance, in the EU the most important selling argument is the biogas increase, while in Colombia is the reduction of H2S.

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