The establishment of the Biogas Laboratory (Labiogás) took place in the year 2011 in the premises of Itaipu Technology Park, in Foz do Iguaçu, in the State of Paraná, Brazil. Its creation resulted from a partnership undertaking involving ITAIPU Binacional, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization – UNIDO, Itaipu Technology Park Foundation – FPTI (Fundação Parque Tecnológico Itaipu), the Federal University of Latin American Integration – UNILA (Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana), the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences – BOKU University, Vienna, Austria, and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Agency – EMBRAPA (Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária).
Labiogás was conceived as a replica of the BOKU Laboratory in Austria, which has achieved recognition by the European Biogas Network.
The laboratory currently works in the field of regional development by means of analytical studies of diverse biomass materials. Its focus is directed to biogas production in the Western region of the Brazilian State of Paraná.
Its premises are intended to become a reference space for the establishment of additional biogas laboratories in the various Regions of Brazil to provide for the great diversity of biomass, and the expansion of the project in every part of the whole country.
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