From Waste to Traffic Fuel – what is it all about?
From Waste to Traffic Fuel project (W-Fuel) develops the production and use of biogas, a sustainable fuel that can be produced locally. The ultimate aim of the project is to reduce traffic-borne emissions.
The two case areas in northern Estonia cover about 45% of the Estonian population and the four case areas in Finland cover over 30 % of the Finnish population.
The project is promoting biogas production and its use as transport fuel in six case areas, four of them situated in southern Finland and two in northern Estonia. Furthermore, the project will promote biowaste prevention as a first step of the regional waste policy.
The project will be implemented in close co-operation with the municipal waste and sewage companies as well as stakeholders in agricultural and traffic sectors. The W-FUEL project consists of five items called work packages.
The first package includes project management and publicity during the entire project. In the second package, WP 2, the project will produce the plan for biowaste prevention in the six case areas. In the WP 3, the project will move on to study the biogas potential of different raw materials and produce plans for biogas production. The research and the plan for biogas as transport fuel for the six areas are made in WP 4. Finally, the environmental, economic and regional benefits of the plans will be assessed in WP 5.
From Waste to Traffic Fuel project is funded by the Central Baltic INTERREG IV A Programme, with the overall budged about 1 107 000 euro.