Sign up for the latest news from the EffiSludge for LIFE project


Latest News

About Norske Skog

Despite the recent information about Norske Skog's status, EffiSludge for LIFE at Norske Skog Skogn is expected to proceed according to plan. Norske Skog's operations will continue to run as normal despite the announced bankruptcy of Norske Skogindustrier ASA which is financial and concerns mainly shareholders and bondholders of Norske Skogindustrier ASA.

Merry Christmas

On behalf of the Project Management Team...



EffiSludge operation during 2018

Based on the revised timeplan for the start-up of the AD plant at Skogn, EffiSludge activities are expected to enter in a more active phase during March 2018. Looking forward to a great 2018










MidTerm Report submitted!

The MidTerm Report is now completed and on the way to the European Commission for evaluation! With this report we provide evidences for a good ongoing project which is expected to continue until the end of 2019. Despite some delays at the construction site, we are confident to be able to perform all required demonstration actions without a project extension. The MidTerm report is also the time to formally request the second pre-financing contribution. We all hope in a positive and fast response.

EffiNews n. 02/2017

EffiNews: the second newsletter for EffiSludge for LIFE is now available online.

We are on TV!

Short broadcast about the ongoing work at Skog, the implementation site for EffiSludge for LIFE. 

Global Conference on Energy Efficiency Management in Industry has beed postponned

The Global Conference on Energy Efficiency Management in Industry (Barcelon. Spain) has beed postponned and it will not take place during October 2017.

Happy Birthday!

Officially started on the 1st September 2015, EffiSludge for LIFE is today 2 years old: 3000 working hours, 150 tweets, 30 project meetings, 6 dissemination events, 4 reference groups and 2 years of data analysis. Well done! 

News from the site

A new report from the site is now available for download. Read about status of construction works at Skogn here »

Europe-Korea Conference on Science and Technology – Stockholm

EKC brings together Korean scientists and engineers working in Europe and in Korea and European scientists and engineers interested in collaborating with Korean nationals. Particular emphasis is given to develop friendship and to exchange useful knowledge and bright ideas for the promotion of science and technology in service of the human being and the society. Yesterday, a delegation of ca. 40 people visited our SBSö biogas plant. This afternoon, Prof Jörgen Ejlertsson will talk at the conference presenting on biogas opportunities in the Nordic countries and the EffiSludge concept!

SludgeTech 2017 – London

The IWA Specialist Conference on Sludge Management - SludgeTech 2017 - took place in London from the 9-13th July 2017. A great event with interest talks on sludge management and challenges for the wastewater treatment of the future. Next year the event will take place in Rome during May. EffiSludge for LIFE abstract, presentation and poster are here available for download.

Biokraft now signed the LIFE partnership agreement with Scandinavian Biogas

The final step to secure a full collaboration between the coordinating beneficiary, Scandinavian Biogas Fuels AB, and the associated beneficiary, Biokraft AS, has been completed today. With the singing of the partnership agreement for EffiSludge for LIFE, Biokraft will now receive the first pre-financing payment. 

EUBCE 2017

#EUBCE 2017 - Conference and Technical visit to SBSö

Last week (12-15th June) Stockholm hosted the 25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition. It was a great event also thanks to EffiSludge for LIFE. SBF and BRC were official sponsors of the event and the Technical Tour was organized as part of the 25th LIFE anniversary. About 40 people visited SBSö and had the opportunity to discover a fully integrated anaerobic digestion process generating biomethane and high quality nutrients from food waste. During the event, EffiSludge for LIFE was presented with a poster and the importance of this project for the future of the pulp and paper industry was discussed.

EffiNews n. 01/2017

EffiNews: the first newsletter for EffiSludge for LIFE is now available online.

Visit to a biogas plant

Technical visit to Scandinavian Biogas Södertörn Plant (Stockholm) on Tuesday 13th June. Registration are now open!

Second site visit completed!

The second site visit to Skgon took place last week (10-11 May 2017).  Read about the status of the construction work here.

Scandinavian Biogas’ Annual Report 2016

The annual report 2016 is now available at Scandinavian Biogas' homepage: Annual Report 2016_English » Annual Report 2016_Swedish »

LIFE 25th Anniversary

The LIFE Programme will be marking its 25th Anniversary on 21 May 2017: "25 years of protecting and enhancing the environment". To celebrate a number of events have been organized around Europe by ongoing and past projects (find an event). EffiSludge for LIFE is in contact with the Swedish LIFE contact point to consider a national event to be organized. Additional info will be provided as soon as possible.

Green Awards -  vote now for your favourite LIFE project

This year to remarch the 25th Anniversary for the LIFE Programme, the European Commission has selected 15 outstanding LIFE projects as nominees for the Green Awards. Read about the project and vote here. You have until 10 May 2017 to vole! 

Project revision meeting with NEEMO

The annual project revision meeting toke place in Stockholm on the 21st March 2017. During the meeting the progress for EffiSludge for LIFE were presented to the LIFE monitoring expert (NEEMO EEIG-ELLE). Next formal revision will be included as part of the Mid Term Report expected during Q4 this year.

Investing in Europe for Industry Transformation - 2050 Roadmap to a low-carbon bioeconomy.

A new report has been published by CEPI. To achieve the 80% decarbonising target by 2050, 12 million tonnes of CO2 emission need to be brought down. This can only be accomplished with (1) the adoption of innovative energy efficiency solutions and (2) the use of biofuels. On those aspects EffiSludge for LIFE will be beneficial. Download the fullreport here »

First site visit completed on Tuesday 24rd January.

 A report with pictures from the site is now available for download.

Annual Compilations of 2015 LIFE projects published – 6th Dec. 16

Discover the new projects on Climate Change Mitigation, where they will be implemented and what they will investigate.
Download the full list here »

LIFE to be part of the largest liquid biogas plant in Europe – 11th April 16

Biokraft AS will support EffiSludge for LIFE implementation as part of the under construction plant at Skogn (Norway). As soon as possible Biokraft AS will be formally included in the LIFE grant agreement. Welcome to LIFE!

European Commission investing over €220 million in green and low-carbon projects in Member States – 3rd Nov. 16

€222.7 million from the EU budget to support Europe's transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon future. Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete said: "With the Paris Agreement entering into force, we must now focus on delivering on our promises. These projects will create the right conditions to promote innovative solutions and spread best practices in reducing emission and adapting to climate change across the EU."
Read press release here » 

Norske Skog Skogn is the designated mill for EffiSludge – 28th Aug.16

A Memorandum of Understdanding (MoU) has been signed by the Norske Skog Skogn, Biokraft AS and Scandinavian Biogas Fuels AB. In the MoU the mill welcomes EffiSludge for LIFE as demonstration project with the aim to enhance the functionality of the mill’s wastewater treatment reducing energy demand and carbon footprint, at the same time generating sludge for biogas production.