Light-duty vehicles propelling on electricity have been increasingly used over the last couple of years. On the other hand, it is more challenging to commercialise solutions for decarbonisation of heavy-duty vehicle operations. A solution applied for reducing carbon emissions is to blend in biofuels with petroleum diesel. However, with the electrification of energy systems and planned increased production of green hydrogen in the Nordic region, it is relevant to study opportunities for higher utilisation rate of local biogas resources by upgrading biogas with green hydrogen to become independent from fossil fuels for land- and sea-based transport and, in addition, increase local self-sufficiency. 

The objective of this project, funded under the Green Transition of the Transport Sector Programme, is to examine the process of upgrading local biogas with green hydrogen for obtaining biomethane, which can be used for heavy-duty transport. The project will be carried out in the Faroe Islands, but with partners from other Nordic countries, the application of biomethane will be discovered in a Nordic context, focusing particularly on its use and impact for islands and isolated areas. In addition, the economic conditions and feasibility will be examined linked to upgrading biogas to biomethane.