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Project acronym: Baltic Biogas Bus

Project title: Baltic Biogas Bus: Increase the use of biogas buses in public transport to reduce the emissions in urban areas in the Baltic Sea Region

Application call: 2

Priority: 2. Internal and external accessibility

Project website:

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Lead Partner:

AB Storstockholm Lokaltrafik
Lindhagensgatan 100
10573 Stockholm
SE
Lennart Hallgren
E-mail: Lennart.Hallgren@sl.se
Phone: +46 8 686 14 01
Fax: +46 8 686 40 01

Project Manager:

AB Storstockholm Lokaltrafik
Lindhagensgatan 100
10573 Stockholm
SE
Stefan Wallin
E-mail: Stefan.Wallin@sl.se
Phone: +46 8 686 38 68
Fax: +46 8 686 40 01


Information Manager:

AB Storstockholm Lokaltrafik
Lindhagensgatan 100
10573 Stockholm
SE
Anneli Waldén
E-mail: anneli.walden@sl.se
Phone: +46 8 686 37 37
Fax: +46 8 686 40 01



Summary description of the project:

Increasing dependency on fossil fuels has boosted the interest for investments in new energy technologies.

Introducing biogas to public transport services can help reduce environmental problems. Biogas buses

lower emissions, improve urban air quality and strengthen the role of public transport. There are already good examples of the use of biogas buses, yet these best practices are not widely used in European cities.

The “Baltic Biogas Bus” project aims to increase the use of biogas buses in cities within the Baltic Sea region (BSR). The project will focus on developing and widening practical solutions which will facilitate the use of biogas in public transport. It will provide cities with the correct tools to set up a biogas bus introduction strategy. This strategy will help cities connect with biogas supply, distribution and use.

Each partner region participating in the project will set up a long-term introduction strategy in order to accelerate the purchase of biogas buses. Public transport authorities will work closely with transport companies and bus producers. A manual for the introduction of biogas buses will be developed within the project’s lifetime. The project will analyse current production amounts, as well as short and long-term growth scenarios for each BSR country and the BSR as a whole. The project will highlight the possibilities to fuel the majority of urban public transport bus fleets with biogas. “Baltic Biogas Bus” will analyse and depict the distribution infrastructure. It will map existing and planned gas infrastructure on the BSR level. On a more detailed level, feasibility planning studies will be implemented in Estonia and Poland.


Achievements of the project so far:

Apart from setting up management routines, the BBB-project focused on communication issues and establishing important relations with different stakeholders during the first period. A launch event of the project was held in Tartu, where both the minister for environment of Estonia and the representative of the European commission in Estonia gave speeches. During the seminar the project website and the logotype were presented. The BBB-project co-organised the biannual Nordic biogas conference which was held in Oslo in March. Several hundred participants from different European countries were informed about the project and of some of the best practices presented by BBB-partners. These best practices were also presented at Gasskonferansen in Bergen, Norway, which attracted 194 participants.

Partly thanks to lobbying and information activities by the project, the county of Hordaland in western Norway has decided to purchase 75 biogas buses and build a biogas production plant in Bergen.

A decision has also been made by the project partner in Oslo to buy new biogas buses for public transport.

In Tartu, the process of formulating a transport plan for the city including biogas buses as part of the solution has been initiated. Moreover, the results from a feasibility study has led to the construction of the first filling station of compressed gas in Tartu. In northern Germany project partners have started discussions with several providers of public transport on how to introduce biogas buses and in Poland an agreement has been signed with the city council of Rzeszow regarding cooperation on how to introduce biogas buses in public transport.

The project has drafted several reports, which are receiving second opinions from other project partners. The preliminary results from reports are being disseminated in regional seminars arranged through the project.

Project partners are continuously giving presentations about the BBB-project at several different seminars and workshops, both internally within the project and externally. The Baltic Biogas Bus project has been featured in magazines and newspapers during the period.

The Mid Event Symposium and a second International seminar in St. Petersburg has been conducted.



Project Duration: Jun 2009 - Sep 2012
Approximate total project budget in EUR: 4.173.260,00
ERDF co-financing: 2.716.720,00
ENPI co-financing: 0,00
Norwegian national contribution: 360.844,00

List of partners

Stockholm Public Transport Company
10573 Stockholm | SWEDEN
Lindhagensgatan 100
Region: Stockholm
Contact person: Lennart Hallgren
Phone: +46 8 686 14 01
E-mail: Lennart.Hallgren@sl.se
Web: www.sl.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:1.251.920,00
ERDF co-financing:938.940,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Ruter, Public Transport for Oslo and Akershus
0104 Oslo | NORWAY
Dronningens gate 40
Region: Oslo og Akershus
Contact person: Halvor Jutulstad
Phone: +47 22 08 49 16
E-mail: halvor.jutulstad@ruter.no
Web: www.ruter.no
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:30.000,00
ERDF co-financing:0,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:15.000,00
Hordaland Oli & Gas
5020 Bergen | NORWAY
Agnes Mowinckelsgatan 5
Region: Vestlandet
Contact person: Stein Bjørlykke
Phone: +47 22 08 49 16
E-mail: stein@holga.no
Web: www.holga.no
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:661.687,00
ERDF co-financing:0,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:330.843,00
Tartu city
50089 Tartu | ESTONIA
Raekoda
Region: Eesti
Contact person: Margus Hanson
Phone: +372 736 1224
E-mail: Margus.Hanson@raad.tartu.ee
Web: www.tartu.ee
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:646.839,00
ERDF co-financing:549.813,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
02044 VTT Espoo | FINLAND
Vuorimiehentie 3
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: Matti Kytö
Phone: +358 20 722 5513
E-mail: matti.kyto@vtt.fi
Web: www.vtt.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:437.405,00
ERDF co-financing:328.054,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Motor Transport Institute
03-031 Warsaw | POLAND
Jagiellonska 80
Region: Mazowieckie
Contact person: Wojciech Gis
Phone: +48-22 811 3231 ext
E-mail: wojciech.gis@its.waw.pl
Web: www.its.waw.pl
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:573.618,00
ERDF co-financing:487.575,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
JSC "Buses of Kaunas city"
47185 Kaunas | LITHUANIA
Raudondvario pl. 105
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Mindaugas Augustaitis
Phone: +37037362864
E-mail: m.augustaitis@kaunoautobusai.lt
Web: http://www.kaunoautobusai.lt/
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:30.000,00
ERDF co-financing:25.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
ITC Innovations and Trendcenter GmbH
18182 Bentwisch | GERMANY
Hansestrasse 21
Region: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Contact person: Kerstin Rönick
Phone: +49 381 6302 334
E-mail: info@itc-bentwisch.de
Web: www.itc-bentwisch.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:30.000,00
ERDF co-financing:22.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
ATI erc gGmbH
19061 Schwerin | GERMANY
Hagenower Strasse 73
Region: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Contact person: Mrs. Steffi Groth
Phone: +49 385 3993 777
E-mail: groth@ati-mv.de
Web: www.ati-mv.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:401.782,00
ERDF co-financing:301.336,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Riga City Council Traffic Department
1011 Riga City Council Traffic Department | LATVIA
36 GertrudesStreet
Region: Latvija
Contact person: Mrs Olita Sproge
Phone: + 371 67 01 27 01
E-mail: olita.sproge@riga.lv
Web: www.rdsd.lv
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:30.000,00
ERDF co-financing:25.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Hordaland county council
5200 Bergen | NORWAY
Postboks 7900
Region: Vestlandet
Contact person: Bjarte Årvik
Phone: +4755239491
E-mail: Bjarte.arvik@skyss.no
Web: www.hordaland.no
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:30.000,00
ERDF co-financing:0,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:15.000,00
Malardalen Energy Agency
75183 Uppsala | SWEDEN
Uppsala Science Park, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 60
Region: Östra Mellansverige
Contact person: Beatrice Torgnyson Klemme
Phone: +46 18 57 23 56
E-mail: beatrice.torgnyson@energikontor.se
Web: www.energikontor.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:50.000,00
ERDF co-financing:37.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00