This Final Report of dissemination activities summarises dissemination activities carried out within the greenGain project during the whole project implementation period (from January 2015 until December 2017).
The sixth and last issue of the greenGain newsletter focused on some of the most interesting results of the greenGain project such as the report from the final conference in Brussels, the strategy paper EU policy makers, conclusions from the work on the business models of most economic pathways or the rationale behind establishing the biomass trade and trade centre in the Trasimeno region.
Today the share of renewable energy produced from biomass derived from Landscape Management and Conservation Works is small. This study is one of three within the GreenGain project and has been undertaken to investigate measures for mobilizing larger amounts of landscape biomass for energetic purposes. To strengthen the exploitation of landscape biomass the introduction of special Biomass Logistic & Trade Centres (BTLCs) is studied. A BTLC could provide various basic services such as the upgrading of the out-of-specification material to a usable fuel, quality control, product certification, packing and shipping to customer.
This document provides an overview of the steps from the identification of the biomass potential from landscape conservation and maintenance work (LCMW) as an opportunity for energy generation, to the description of the value chain considered for the pilot experiences in the greenGain model regions along with the extracted main conclusions. The deliverable covers the most important parameters that should be considered to assess the feasibility to develop a value chain based on biomass from landscape conservation and maintenance work including the selection of the most suitable conversion technologies and continuous optimization of all included aspects.
The objectives of the work package 3 “Creating an EU knowledge platform for LCMW feedstocks and reach the commitment of non-project LCMW stakeholders” is arranging relevant LCMW information with the purpose of stating recommended procedures, overcome bottlenecks and barriers towards successful exploitation and ensuring the future use of the gained know-how to be at the reach of the target stakeholders to be involved in future LCMW chains. Results of external stakeholder commitments are summarized within this document. This document contains also the list of participating stakeholders as well as their experiences.
Strategy paper for EU policy makers: Increasing market uptake of biomass from landscape conservation and maintenance work (D6.4)
This strategy paper demonstrates chances and perspectives of the biomass originating from landscape conversion and maintenance work (LCMW) and provides recommendations/measures for responsible policy makers on how to foster this type of biomass.
This document addresses business opportunities arising from landscape management activities. In the first case, specialized subcontracting to produce wood chips and in the second case, application of grass in an existing wet-biogas plants were investigated.
Pilot experiences have been performed in each model region of the four project countries (Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Spain) targeting the most promising LCMW biomass types at the local level. This document is a report on the observed, gathered and analysed information.
This document provides an overview of the most suitable conversion technologies for LCMW biomass utilisation including the anaerobic digestion, combustion but also pelletization, torrefaction, hydrothermal carbonisation and pyrolysis. The implementation of the pilot experiences has provided input data allowing to assess the results provided by the biomass assessment, consumers assessment and most suitable pathways previously identified in the project.
The fifth issue of the greenGain newsletter brings articles dedicated to greenGain events such as the upcoming final conference, national workshop which took place in Italy, participation at the EUBCE 2017 conference or a guest article by Mr. Juanjo Mayans presenting a successful bioenergy project from the Serra municipality in the Valencia community, Spain.
This document is a report from the fourth greenGain national workshop, which took place on 30 June 2017 in Perugia, Italy.
Presentations from the greenGain workshop which took place in Perugia on 30. 6. 2017 as a part of the EUSEW.
This document provides a summary regarding the main issues that need to be considered when promoting initiatives that use biomass coming from landscape conservation and maintenance work carried out in the public interest for energy purposes.
First project results presented in scientific community at the EGU 2017.
Summary of the third meeting of the greenGain Stakeholder Working Group “Policy, finance and public participation” (SWG3) which took place on 5. 4. 2017
Summary of the third meeting of the greenGain Stakeholder Working Group “LCMW Utilisation Pathway Strategies” (SWG2) which took place on 2.3.2017
Summary of the third meeting of the greenGain Stakeholder Working Group “Feedstock Supply Concepts” (SWG1) which took place on 09.02.2017.
The use of landscape biomass for bioenergy production incorporates a variety of chances and challenges. Among them low density in the area, heterogeneity, seasonal occurrence and many more which limit its practical use. This report shows the issues faced when landscape conservation and maintenance work (LCMW) biomass will be exploited on different geographical scales among them local heat production, heat, power and biogas production and transportation fuel production.
This document is a report from the third greenGain national workshop, which took place on 3rd December 2016 in Fuentespalda, Spain.
The fourth issue of the greenGain newsletter brings articles dedicated to latest greenGain events such as the first conference, national workshops in Germany and Spain and additional articles dedicated to the biomass assessment and lessons learnt from stakeholder interviews.
This document is a report from the second greenGain national workshop, which took place on the 21st and 22nd October 2016 in Germany
Summary of the second meeting of the greenGain Stakeholder Working Group “Feedstock Supply Concepts” (SWG1) which took place on 13.10.2016
Summary of the second meeting of the greenGain Stakeholder Working Group “LCMW Utilisation Pathway Strategies” (SWG2) which took place on 20.9.2016
Summary of the second meeting of the greenGain Stakeholder Working Group “Policy, finance and public participation” (SWG3) which took place on 23.9.2016
Archive of presentations in PDF format from the greenGain conference which took place on 21 October 2016 in Soltau, Germany. The presentations are in English language (except Mr. Köster's presentations which is also in German).
Archive of presentations in PDF format from the second greenGain national workshop which took place on 21 October 2016 in Soltau, Germany. The presentations are in German language.
Adjusted version for public of the first periodic report to the EC covering the first implementation period of the greenGain project (1.1.2015 - 30.6.2016).
Implementation plans for legal, finance, governance as well as public participation measures developed to be implemented in model regions (D6.3)
The deliverable D6.3 presents an individual set of measures for the seven greenGain model regions and the local players to improve the current situation of the use of biomass from landscape conservation and maintenance work (LCMW) in terms of legal regulations, finance tools, public participation and good governance (Task 6.3.1) and a specific plan for the implementation of these measures.
Online expert interview database policies, finance tools, legal regulations, public support and good governance (D6.2)
In greenGain’s WP6 “Policies, Finance, Governance and Public acceptance” stakeholders from local, national and European level have been interviewed to receive theoretical and practical information on policies, finance, governance and public acceptance. The report about the interviews performed, the questionnaire and the summaries of 25 interviews can be downloaded here.
The 3rd issue of greenGain newsletter tells you about our project meeting in Zaragoza, introduces the greenGain.eu Information Platform, our planned workshop and outlines the LCMW biomass energy consumption in Europe.
The purpose of the Stakeholder Working Groups is to ensure an efficient involvement of relevant stakeholders for the coordination and support of knowledge transfer and the concept replication throughout the duration of the project. In total 29 external stakeholders agreed to participate regularly and during the course of the project more stakeholders will be engaged. Here you can find i. a. the summaries of the first telephone conferences from the beginning of 2016.
This document provides a basic description of the greenGain.eu INFORMATION PLATFORM, and indicates the plan and measures for continual operation of the website after the end of the project lifetime (i.e. after 31. 12. 2017).
This deliverable describes how external stakeholders are attracted to contribute to greenGain and to implement elaborated recommendations and project results.
The implementation of project results in other regions than the model regions and the monitoring of their outcomes mean that respective stakeholders will be consulted about the opportunities in their region and will be supported by the project partners during the implementation of suitable greenGain results of WP4, 5 and 6.
Pilot experiences will be used as baseline for developing work plans and define feasible alternatives for a LCMW supply chain implementation, gaining practical experience on the operation and planning.
In the present document the planning of the pilot experiences implemented in the model regions are described including information regarding the actors involved and its role, description of the feedstock, description of the operations to be carried out, identification of the challenges to overcome, timeline foreseen for each operation, description of the machinery used and expected key results. These data compilation aims to contribute to improve the coordination between local or national authorities and stakeholders, identify the constraints or limitations that could arose during the implementation of a large scale LCMW supply chain, dissemination of results reached, definition of the sectors/actors interested, etc.
Report on resource and sustainability assessment and description of pilot experiences utilisation pathways for model regions (D5.2)
In the present document the LCMWs for the seven greenGain model regions have been object of analysis including: the categorisation and selection of LCMWs of actual relevance for the territory, the assessment of the theoretical and sustainable LCMW biomass potentials, the selection of the most promising pathways to supply the LCMW biomass to the local biomass consumers, and the conclusions per demo region. This report starts from LCMW types described in the status quo, and the resource and consumers analysis leads to understand better the opportunities, as well as gaps and challenges to be faced in future. This scope is the base for the pilot experiences programming (see planning in D5.3).
This first Report of dissemination activities” (D2.4) summarises dissemination activities carried out within the greenGain project in the first half of the project period (from January 2015 until June 2016). The main activities and tools in this respect are the project website, the greenGain.eu INFORMATION PLATFORM, regular newsletter, number of media appearances and articles and participation at major conferences such as EUBCE 2016 in Amsterdam or Biomass to Power and Heat 2016 in Zittau.
This deliverable describes for every project country the dedicated pilot region(s) in terms of geography, extent, population and economic activity. The existing LCMW types in these regions and their current utilisation was determined in a status quo assessment presented in this document as well. Further, the main biomass consumers in the areas of interest were identified and described. Finally, the deliverable elaborates the applied approach to detect the specific stakeholders of relevance for the utilisation of LCMW biomass and presents them for every pilot region.
Summary of the first Stakeholder Working Group (SWG3) “Policy, Finance and Public Participation” which took place on 4. 2. and 11. 2. 2016.
Online literature database of Policies, finance tools, legal regulations, public support and good governance (D6.1)
Collection of links and documents regarding policies, finance tools, legal regulations, public support and good governance across Europe and examples of best practices
Promotional flyer for the greenGain conference and workshop in Germany (21. - 22. 10. 2016) for print
Promotional flyer for the greenGain conference and workshop in Germany (21. - 22. 10. 2016) for web
Promotional leaflet of the greenGain project for web
Promotional leaflet of the greenGain project for print
In this folder you can find detailed description of the greenGain model regions (Bajo Aragon, Matarraña, Friesland, Rotenburg (Wümme), Kněžice, Týn nad Vltavou and Trasimeno)
Summary of the first meeting of the greenGain Stakeholder Working Group “Feedstock Supply Concepts” (SWG1) which took place on 28.01.2016.
Summary of the first teleconference of the Stakeholder Working Group "LCMW Utilisation Pathway Strategies" which took place on 21. 1. 2016.
Report on the state of the art of the occurrence and use of LCMW material for energy consumption in Europe and examples of best practice.
1st National workshop summaries: minutes and highlights
Stakeholder database serves the project partners as a tool to share and update information and contacts of relevant stakeholders in the field of biomass coming from landscape conservation and maintenance works, renewable energy, waste management, conversion technologies, etc.
Here you can find logo of the greenGain project for web and print
The second issue of the greenGain newsletter is looking back on the first greenGain workshop which took place in the Czech Republic. You can also read an interview with representative of K-Nord GmbH, a company from Ganderkesee, Germany who shares experiences in utilizing biomass from landscape conservation and maintenance work and other articles.
The first issue of the greenGain newsletter introduces the project and its objectives. There is also an article on machines producing woodchips from biomass from landscape conservation and maintenance work and more.
Document summarizing the set-up of the ICG (Internal Coordination Group) and related working plan
Plan for communication and dissemination of activities within the greenGain project.