Project leader

Ole Jørgen Hanssen


01/05/2013 -



Research Council of Norway


The BioValueChain model was a three year long research project financed by the Norwegian Research Council. The purpose of the project was to contribute to developing efficient biogas value chains, both in terms of environmental and economic efficiency, and to describe how the framework conditions affect the biogas production in Norway.

The project has:

  • Developed and tested models for the calculation of environmental impacts of different configurations of biogas value chains
  • Developed economic models for actors in the value chain to test the economic sustainability and the effect of existing framework conditions, and to evaluate potential effects of political measures
  • Compared Norwegian and Danish biogas value chains with regards to framework conditions and economic measures
  • Developed an optimisation model for economy and greenhouse gas emissions reductions for livestock manure resources in a region in terms of biogas production at farm scale and centralised plants


Biogassproduksjon fra matavfall og møkk fra ku, gris og fjørfe. Fase IV

The BioValueChain model: a Norwegian model for calculating environmental impacts of biogas value chains

Relation between greenhouse gas emissions and economic profit for different configurations of biogas value chains: A case study on different levels of sector integration

Optimised biogas production from the co-digestion of sugar beet with pig slurry: Integrating energy, GHG and economic accounting

The implications of economic instruments on biogas value chains: a case study comparison between Norway and Denmark

Optimising Anaerobic Digestion of Manure Resources at a Regional Level

PhD thesis: Reduction of environmental impacts through optimisation of biogas value chains : drivers, barriers and policy development