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Aeschbacher, Christoph  Association Holzenergie Schweiz CH

Expertise (field of activity): Work with actors in whole Switzerland havin a good overview in which heat and power plants (HPPs) is this type of feedstock processed.

Contact details:

aeschbacher@holzenergie.ch
+41 44 250 88 10
Neugasse 6, 8005 Zürich

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. Energetic use of wood from landscape and maintenance work (LCMW)

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Boeve, Willem  Inagro (Research Center on Agriculture and Landscape) BE

Expertise (field of activity): Harvesting and valorisation of grass; technique for mowing and collection of grass used in anaerobic digestion

Contact details:

willem.boeve@inagro.be
Project COMBINE and GR3 – Grass to green gas

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. Grass from nature conservation areas and roadsides (minor roads)

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Borzęcka-Walker, Magdalena  IUNG (Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation) PL

Expertise (field of activity): Biomass potential assessment in Europe; Environmental impact of conversion of biofuels, LCA; GHG emissions of food crops cultivation, biofuels production.

Contact details:

mwalker@iung.pulawy.pl

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. Experience about the feedstock within the BioBoost project, theoretical potential (NUTS2 level) and technical potential (NUTS3 level) of biomass from roadside vegetation, green urban areas and residuals of pruning was estimated.

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Iwarsson, Wide Maria  Skogforsk (Forestry Research Institute of Sweden) SE

Expertise (field of activity): Research on harvesting of small trees; small trees in abandoned pasture and agricultural land, at forest roadsides; potential of such areas, optimal use of technique, costs of the harvest; maintenance actions for the forest roadsides; young dense tree stands; small bushes.

Contact details:

Maria.IwarssonWide@skogforsk.se

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. Maintanance of LCMW biomass from abondoned pasture and agricultural land and forests.

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Jenni, Rolf  Heating and power plant (HPP) Aubrugg (operative since 2010) SE

Expertise (field of activity): Determination of the important factors (especially energy content of the feedstock) to assess how much additional long-distance heating can be produced and accordingly how much natural gas be saved.

Contact details:

rolf.jenni@zuerich.ch
+41 (0) 84 244 59 24
Herzogenmühle 2, 8304 Wallisellen

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. Wood chips from forests and landscape maintenance work.

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Liška, Petr  EKOPORTA Bohemica spol. s r .o. ­ composting plant CZ

Expertise (field of activity): Company focused on processing of greenery from public spaces.

Contact details:

petr.liska@cbox.cz

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. Maintenance of green public areas including collection and processing of the residues.

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Schurr, Christoph  Bautzen County Administration (Landratsamt Bautzen DE

Expertise (field of activity): County administration (regional policy setting, law enforcement, services of general economic interest for citizens, support of citizens); Development of added value chains based on energy wood; Compatibility of energetic use of woody biomass with nature and forest conservation; Implementation of environmental and forest policy; Participation in the AgroForNet-project, led by Dresden Technical University (implementation of added value chains based on energy wood in rural areas); Support of small scale private and municipal forest owners; Waste management plans & improved utilization of different waste fractions, particularly biomass

Contact details:

schurr@hs-rottenburg.de

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. AgroForNet project; member of SWG 3

Link:

Energieholz-Portal
Landkreis Bautzen

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Stolle, Hinrich  Self-employed DE

Expertise (field of activity): Agricultural forestry; private forest owner

Contact details:

Stolle-Osterhoop@t-online.de

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. Hedge maintenance: Hedges around the estate and fields need to be („put on the stock“) pruned regularly. Trees and shrubs are pruned in order to prevent them from growing into the fields. The maintenance of the hedges is an inconvenient duty, it is a lot of work with only little direct benefit. Instead of value adding lumber only firewood is obtained. Strong wood is handled as firewood, mostly for the own requirements whereas thinner branches are burned in place or left to rot at the field edge. Wood chips from hedge maintenance and forestry residues. Bigger amounts of wood are chopped to woodchips and sold to get combusted in bigger heating systems. Small amounts of wood from forestry residues remain in place.

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Vaszkó, Csaba  World Wide Fund Hungary (WWF) HU

Expertise (field of activity): Leader of an expert team on climate change and energy Coordinating multinational and national projects on climate change mitigation, adaptation including renewable energy development with the engagement of private sector companies and municipalities.

Contact details:

csaba.vaszko@wwf.hu

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. Maintenance of municipal floodplain habitats and cutting invasive bushes.

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3N competence centre Lower Saxony network renewable resources  3N competence centre Lower Saxony network renewable resources (Kompetenzzentrum Niedersachsen, Netzwerk Nachwachsende Rohstoffe) DE

Expertise (field of activity): Support development and use of marketable products, production methods and services; support cooperation between economy and scientific institutions, represent interest of Lower Saxony on national and international level; engage in regional, national and european projects and initiatives; inform along the production chain of renewable ressources and bionenergy

Contact details:

3N Kompetenzzentrum Niedersachsen Netzwerk Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V.
Kompaniestraße 1
49757 Werlte
Telefon: +49 (0) 5951 - 9893-0
Telefax: +49 (0) 5951 - 9893-11
Email: info@3-n.info
Internet: http://www.3-n.info/

(LCMW) Relevance: Part of the INTERREG project

Link:

3N Kompetenzzentrum

Aeschbacher, Christoph  Association Holzenergie Schweiz CH

Expertise (field of activity): Work with actors in whole Switzerland havin a good overview in which heat and power plants (HPPs) is this type of feedstock processed.

Contact details:

aeschbacher@holzenergie.ch
+41 44 250 88 10
Neugasse 6, 8005 Zürich

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. Energetic use of wood from landscape and maintenance work (LCMW)

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Agresta Cooperative Society  Agresta Cooperative Society ES

Expertise (field of activity): Environmental consultants specialized in the forestry sector, environmental engineering and environmental impact assessment.

Contact details:

C/ Duque de Fernán Núñez, 2, 1º 28012
tel. 913 540 213
agrestam@agresta.org

(LCMW) Relevance: Maintenance of forests, environment.

Link:

Agresta S.Coop.

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Agustín, Oliver  Oliver Energy consultancy ES

Expertise (field of activity): Oliver Energy consultancy is specialized in bioenergy, mainly on its production from local resources. They are engaged in biomass energy audits, processing of grants and seeking of funding for equipment. Distribution of feedstock such as as almond shells, olive pits and pruning briquettes.

Contact details:

pelletsaragon@gmail.com

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. Subsidies for energy savings, rational use of energy and utilization of local energy sources.

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AIEL – Associazione Italiana Energia dal Legno (Italian Association for Energy from Wood)  AIEL – Associazione Italiana Energia dal Legno (Italian Association for Energy from Wood) IT

Expertise (field of activity): Representation of industry interests among institutions European, national and local to promote laws aiming at the growth of the market.

Contact details:

segreteria.aiel@cia.it

(LCMW) Relevance: Advisory council on feasibility studies, drafting contracts, trade, biomass production, new technologies, emissions, etc.

Alberto, Martín Centelles  Monroyo Industrial S.L ES

Expertise (field of activity): In recent years, Monroyo Industrial S.L has focused on services for forest conservation, protection and improvement of the natural environment. Currently they are engaged in production of biomass as fuel.

Contact details:

alberto@monroyoindustrial.com

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. Cleaning beaches and other natural environments; riverbanks protection work.

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Alcaine, Fernando Zorrilla  Government of Aragon ES

Expertise (field of activity): Forestry agent, in Bajo Aragon region

Contact details:

San Francisco Street
27 Teruel

Mail: fzorrillaa@aragon.es
Mobil: 608 746 831

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews.

Link:

Gobierno de Aragón

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Aranzada Gestion Forestal, S.L.P.  Aranzada Gestion Forestal, S.L.P. ES

Expertise (field of activity): SME is specialized in forest planning, including technical plans, management plans and territorial planning of forests managed by the local and central administration.

Contact details:

info@aranzadagf.com

(LCMW) Relevance: Forest management planning in public and private forests; development of forest biomass exploitation projects; development of computer tools for assessment.

ASEMFO (National Association of Private Forest Companies)  ASEMFO (National Association of Private Forest Companies) ES

Expertise (field of activity): ASEMFO is a national non-profit association of private forestry companies. It represents and defends the interests of the private forestry sector and coordinates relations between our members and public service organizations.

Contact details:

asemfo@asemfo.org

(LCMW) Relevance: Forest private companies and contractors in Spain aim to protect, preserve and improve the natural environment.

AVEBIOM (Spanish Biomass Association)  AVEBIOM (Spanish Biomass Association) ES

Expertise (field of activity): Promoting the development of the bioenergy sector in Spain.

Contact details:

AVEBIOM TEAM
comunicacion@avebiom.org

(LCMW) Relevance: Promote the creation, integration and strengthening of businesses and organizations that are part of the value chain of bioenergy

Link:

Avebiom More Info

BIOPLAT (Spanish Biomass technology Platform)  BIOPLAT (Spanish Biomass technology Platform) ES

Expertise (field of activity): Framework for all actors involved in the development of biomass technologies.

Contact details:

secretaria@bioplat.org

(LCMW) Relevance: BIOPLAT participates in the European bioenergy technology platforms that mirror the Spanish one, namely the European Biofuels Technology Platform (EBTP) and the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-Platform).

Link:

Bioplat - Platforma Tecnológica Espaňola de la Biomasa

Boeve, Willem  Inagro (Research Center on Agriculture and Landscape) BE

Expertise (field of activity): Harvesting and valorisation of grass; technique for mowing and collection of grass used in anaerobic digestion

Contact details:

willem.boeve@inagro.be
Project COMBINE and GR3 – Grass to green gas

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. Grass from nature conservation areas and roadsides (minor roads)

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Borzęcka-Walker, Magdalena  IUNG (Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation) PL

Expertise (field of activity): Biomass potential assessment in Europe; Environmental impact of conversion of biofuels, LCA; GHG emissions of food crops cultivation, biofuels production.

Contact details:

mwalker@iung.pulawy.pl

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. Experience about the feedstock within the BioBoost project, theoretical potential (NUTS2 level) and technical potential (NUTS3 level) of biomass from roadside vegetation, green urban areas and residuals of pruning was estimated.

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C.A.R.M.E.N.  C.A.R.M.E.N. (Centrales Agrar-Rohstoff Marketing- und Energie-Netzwerk e.v) DE

Expertise (field of activity): Public relations, consulting, project assessment, communication between science and practice, collect and evaluate market data. Material- and energetic-use of biomass, other renewable energies, efficiency and energy saving. It is an association with 70 members of all parts of the production chain of renewable resources.

Contact details:

C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V. - Centrales Agrar-Rohstoff Marketing- und Energie-Netzwerk e.V.
Schulgasse 18
94315 Straubing
Tel.: 09421/960-300
Fax: 09421/960-333
contact@carmen-ev.de

(LCMW) Relevance: One of three pillars of the competence centre for renewable resources.

Link:

C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V.
Konaro (DE)
Konaro (EN)

Calaim, Luís Filipe  FENAFORESTA/CONFAGRI PT

Expertise (field of activity): Manager group CEFC. Rural development and finance tools and projects management. Background: forest certification, finance tools, policies and regional perspective of biomass utilization

Contact details:

Luis@confagri.pt

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. Roadside cleaning and urban park/gardens maintenance

Link:

Confagri

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CEBIO (Association for the Promotion of Bioenergy)  CEBIO (Association for the Promotion of Bioenergy) PT

Expertise (field of activity): Bioenergy

Contact details:

CEBio – Associação para a promoção da Bioenergia
Campus de Azurém da Universidade do Minho
Guimarães
4800-058
PORTUGAL

(LCMW) Relevance: Projects: PellCert – ENPlus; BIOMASUD.

Link:

Cebio (Association for the Promotion of Bioenergy)

Centre for the Development of Renewable Energy Sources (CEDER)  Centre for the Development of Renewable Energy Sources (CEDER) ES

Expertise (field of activity): Pioneer centre in Spain for the energetic use of biomass, as well as being a national and European reference in small wind energy.

Contact details:

For the contact please follow the link below.

(LCMW) Relevance: Research activities in energy/energetic crops, evaluation of resources, supply logistics and storage, as well as in biomass preparation and conditioning in the CEDER.

Link:

Centro de Desarollo de Energías Renovables

CIEMAT (Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas)  CIEMAT (Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas) ES

Expertise (field of activity): Research, Development and Innovation, focusing on energy and environment and the technologies related to them.

Contact details:

contacto@ciemat.es

(LCMW) Relevance: Study, development, promotion and optimisation of various sources as: renewable energies, nuclear fusion, nuclear fission and fossil fuels; the study of their impact on the environment, development of new technologies; not forgetting areas of basic research such as high-energy physics and molecular and cellular biology.

Link:

Research Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology

CRB – Centro di Ricerca sulle Biomasse  CRB – Centro di Ricerca sulle Biomasse IT

Expertise (field of activity): CRB - Biomass Research Centre is a research centre sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Environment and Territory at the University of Perugia. CRB is the Italian reference centre for research on biofuels and biomass for energy.

Contact details:

segreteria@crbnet.it
+39 075 500 42 09
+39 075 585 38 06

(LCMW) Relevance: Bioenergy research with the goal of highlighting and promoting Italian activities in this industry.

CTAER (Advanced Technology Centre for Renewable Energies)  CTAER (Advanced Technology Centre for Renewable Energies) ES/EU

Expertise (field of activity): CTAER’s main objective is to contribute to a greater use of renewable energy through research, technology development, transfer, innovation, dissemination and training, in proper and others projects, promoting the improvement of the competitiveness of the enterprises and the social and environmental benefits associated with the use of these energy sources.

Contact details:

info@ctaer.com

(LCMW) Relevance: Projects under execution: LIFE SOSTRICE, LIFE BIOSEVILLE, Hibridación solar-biomasa, Desarrollo multifuncional de la máquina de recogida sat-4, Cenit Biosos "Biorrefinería sostenible" II, Bio-AndaluS