Through its activities ISABEL seeks to:
- Map and combine the concepts of Community Energy and Social Innovation and adapt them to the characteristics and requirements of biogas-based energy systems.
- Reposition biogas as a “public good” by understanding the current biogas context in Germany, UK and Greece, identifying local existing and prospective stakeholders and analysing their perceptions towards biogas and community biogas
- Enable the co-creation and support the functioning and uptake of regional instances of self-organised Biogas Communities among local stakeholders and communities interested in biogas-related concepts.
- Empower regional and local actors to govern the local biogas production and consumption system and pave the way for the biogas communities’ upscale, using as a baseline Social Innovation and Public Participation approaches as well as digital tools and expert’s guidance.
- Assess the impact and public acceptance of ISABEL interventions, identify the key success and failure factors of Community Biogas and work towards the construction and maintenance of an enabling legislation environment that will favour the development and sustainability of regional Biogas Communities.
- Ensure the expansion of its core notions and approaches as well as the replication of its outcomes to other European regions though the communication of the project’s experience, success stories and practices and the support of their implementation in other contexts