Flexible Production of Synthetic Natural Gas and Biochar via Gasification of Biomass and Waste Feedstocks

FlexSNG is a jointly funded Horizon 2020 project that aims at fostering international collaboration between the European Union and Canada in the strategic sectors of bioenergy and biofuels


The Goal

The overall objective of the H2020 FlexSNG project is to develop and validate (TRL5) a flexible and cost-effective gasification-based process for the production of pipeline-quality biomethane, high-value biochar and renewable heat from a wide variety of low-quality biomass residues and biogenic waste feedstocks.

FlexSNG – New Video!

Watch this animated video to find out more about the FlexSNG H2020 Project process and objectives.

Produced by: ETA-Florence



The new gasification-based concept of FlexSNG allows reducing biomethane production costs by 30% compared to state-of-the-art biomass-to-SNG designs owing to the combination of new technology innovations in the conversion process and feedstock supply chain optimization. The target is at medium-scale conversion plants, corresponding to 50-150 MWth feedstock input, that enables the use of local biomass residues and biogenic waste fractions without heavy transport logistics.

The proposed FlexSNG activities support several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular:


EU-Canada Cooperation

FlexSNG is built on international cooperation between European and Canadian partners allowing the project to ensure effective realisation of project activities and achievement of cost reduction targets set for both feedstock supply and conversion process. One of the key benefits of the FlexSNG process is its feedstock-flexibility, which allows for wide geographical replication of biofuels/bioenergy carriers production in Europe, Canada and beyond.

Overall Budget

€ 4.4 Million






3 years

Latest News

Third FlexSNG Press Release

21 February 2024, Florence, Italy State-of-the-art Biomass & Waste Gasification – Why the time is now! Climate change and global warming is more prevalent than

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FlexSNG at Greenfield Global

On 8th February 2024 FlexSNG was hosted by Greenfield Global at their Varennes biofuel production site. We learnt how ethanol, animal feed, and corn oil,

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