Gallery SAGID 1
Gallery SAGID 1
May 2021
By Noremat
Headquarters 54710 Ludres, France

SAGID - A digital strategic tool to guide territories towards positive externalities of roadside management

In a context of resource scarcity due to climate change, roadside management today only consumes resources, whereas it has an untapped production potential if managed sustainably. SAGID is a digital modelling tool to guide territories towards positive externalities and opportunities of roadside management. An example is collecting grass from the verges to transform it into renewable bioenergy through composting or biogas production. Therefore, it should help managers to identify and economically quantify the impacts of alternative management of road dependencies compared to conventional road maintenance. These impacts are social (recruitment of new competencies, local partnerships between farmers, public authorities, companies), economic (less frequent maintenance operations, e.g. ditch cleaning, added value of biomass for energy production), and environmental (renewable bioenergy production without competing with food crops, water quality preservation and biodiversity enhancement).

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Key features

  • Unlimited number of modelling based on field data
  • With only 4 to 8 input figures, SAGID can model different road maintenance scenarios with incomes and costs
  • Helps to reduce roadside management greenhouse gas emissions up to 65%
  • The biomethane produced by 1 km of road provides the equivalent of 1 to 2 months electricity


  • -25% on road maintenance costs by collecting and valorisating grass
  • Free software

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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