In collaboration with industry partners along the whole value chain of biomethane, the Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) and the German Energy Agency, has developed the “biogaspartner” project. The aim of this project is to develop a platform for the injection of biogas into the natural gas network and the utilisation of injected biomethane. The platform built a new biogas pipeline that can bundle the raw biogas supplies of up to 48 biogas plants across Germany. The 45-kilometer long pipeline will transport the renewable energy source to a central upgrading plant in Bitburg. From there, the biogas will be refined to biomethane and fed into the gas grid. The biogas plant network in the region has potential to produce around 10,000 cubic meters of raw biogas per hour. Since May 2020, an initial seven plants have been sending 1800 cubic meters per hour of biogas to the upgrading plant. The biomethane is fed into the natural gas grid of the Trier public utility company.