Funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No 101116076, the 42-month Value4Farm project brings together a consortium of research and academic bodies, technical providers and trade associations from Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Croatia, Poland, Iceland, France and the UK – with the specific objective of:

  • demonstrating the effectiveness, sustainability and replicability of three renewable-based local value chains based on solar, anaerobic digestion and biomethane technology and;
  • coupling sustainable food production and renewable-energy production


Officially opened on 1st September, the Value4Farm project is scheduled to close on 28 February 2027. Over those 42 months, the consortium partners, led by Inagro in Belgium, specialised in applied research, will work on three demonstration sites in Italy, Belgium and Denmark. Technologies ranging from solar to AD (for the production of biogas and biomethane) will be integrated to create sustainability and circularity in the farm’s operations.

Replica sites will subsequently be developed in Iceland, Italy and Poland to establish the viability of the protocols put in place in the demonstration sites and assess the feasibility of widespread use of the technologies implemented. Throughout the project, farmers, technical providers and advisors will be consulted to support future market uptake of the solutions delivered by the Value4Farm project, and farmers will be provided with tools developed by the partners to implement the Value4Farm innovative research in practice.


The consortium partners to the Value4Farm project:

  • Inagro, Belgium
  • Aarhus Universitet, Denmark
  • Universitá Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Italy
  • Wageningen University, the Netherlands
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Fur Umweltforschung, Germany
  • Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar, Croatia
  • Instytut Uprawy Nawozenia/Gleboznawstwa, Panstwowy Instytut Badawczy, Poland
  • Mitis, Belgium
  • REM TEC, Italy
  • CIB-Consorzio Italiano Biogas e Gassificazione, Italy
  • Orkidea, Iceland
  • Euroquality, France
  • The University of Reading, UK
  • The World Biogas Association, UK