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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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Interview Summary (125.92 KB)

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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Interview Summary (631.73 KB)

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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Interview Summary (237.01 KB)

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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Interview summary (382.08 KB)

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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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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Interview Summary (631.73 KB)

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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Interview Summary (125.92 KB)

Kusche, Stepan  AVA-CO2 Schweiz AG CH

Expertise (field of activity): Research on HTC-plants in pilot and demo size. Investigation of the economic and technological feasibility of the whole process chain of hydrothermal carbonisation technology

Contact details:

Stepan.kusche@ava-co2-forschung.de

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. Wood chips from forestry residues, grass, material from urban green, roadside cleaning and riverside cleaning can be considered as feedstock for hydrothermal carbonization plants. Although material from urban green and roadside cleaning has to be monitored very closely in terms of pollution with heavy metals.

Link:

BioBoost
R3water

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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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Interview Summary (1.52 MB)

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)

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

German Board of trustees for Forestry Work and Technology  German Board of trustees for Forestry Work and Technology (KWF) (Kuratorium für Waldarbeit und Forsttechnik e.v.) DE

Expertise (field of activity): The KWF is the competence centre for forestry work, forestry technology and wood logistics in Germany and Europe and provides advice to all key players in the forestry, wood and bio-energy sectors. It is available as an interlocutor to everybody. The KWF is the only organization that examines and certifies forestry technology, tools, supplies and protection equipment at the national and transnational level. The KWF conference is the second-largest forestry fair worldwide and includes a congress, specialist excursions and a forestry machinery and novelty show. In addition, the KWF organizes special shows on the subject of forest and wood, e.g. also at INTERFORST. At its headquarters in Groß-Umstadt, the KWF organizes specialist forums, seminars, workshops and expert talks on current topics related to forest practice.

Contact details:

Tel.:: +49(0)6078-785
Fax: +49(0)6078-785- 39 (or -50)

(LCMW) Relevance: Part of the project Bioenergy Promotion (as well as one of the greenGain model regions county Rotenburg (Wümme))

Link:

The KWF

Menzel, Nicole  Deutscher Verband für Landschaftspflege e.V. (DVL, Landcare Germany) DE

Expertise (field of activity): Project MULLE: "More landscaping material in existing biogas plants - multiplication of field-proven solutions for energy recovery of untapped potential from landscape management".

Contact details:

menzel@lpv.de
MULLE project & Advisory folder “From landscaping material to biogas”

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. Biogas from landscape management material.

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Interview summary WP6 (363.00 KB)

Struve, Christian  BERNHARD JÖCKEL - Innovation zum Erfolg DE

Expertise (field of activity): Innovation and network management with technical focus on biomass, energy technologies and energy efficiency, environmental engineering, electrical engineering and electronics, pharmaceuticals, microsystem technology, sensor technology, transportation.

Contact details:

c.struve@bernhardjoeckel.com

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. Network manager of W-BAST (technology and competence network for material from LCMW in Germany, i. a. value chain, biomass (pre)treatment, material & thermal recycling)

Link:

W - Bast

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Interview summary WP4 (188.26 KB)
Interview summary WP6 (366.26 KB)

Fritsche, Uwe R.  IINAS (International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategy) DE

Expertise (field of activity): Research lines Institute management

Contact details:

info@iinas.org

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. Herbaceous biomass from landscape protected areas and woody biomass for hedges in Germany

Link:

IINAS

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Ehrhardt, Ina  Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation DE

Expertise (field of activity): Wood and biomass logistics

Contact details:

Sandtorstraße 22
39106 Magdeburg
Tel.: +49 391 4090-811
Mobil: +49 172 381 8314
Mail: ina.ehrhardt@iff.fraunhofer.de

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. Processes of wood provisioning from the forest to the power plant

Link:

Fraunhofer IFF
Fraunhofer IFF - Holz und Biomasselogistik

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Interview summary (524.19 KB)

Kralemann, Michael  3N Network Renewable Resources – Competence Lower Saxony 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; Bioenergy technology and economy

Contact details:

3N Kompetenzzentrum Niedersachsen Netzwerk Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V.
Kompanienstraße 1
49757 Werlte
Tel.: 05951 9893-0

Rudolf-Diesel-Straße 12
37075 Göttingen
Tel.: 0551 30738-18

Mail: info@3-n.info

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. Part of the INTERREG project

Link:

3N Kompetenzzentrum

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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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Interview summary (382.08 KB)

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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Interview summary (379.66 KB)

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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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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Interview Summary (382.78 KB)

De Matos Serra Ramos, Pedro Miguel  Forestfin, Florestas e Afins, Lda./ ANEFA. Portugal, North, Vila Nova de Gaia ES

Expertise (field of activity): Project Director/Chairman of ANEFA (National Association of Forest, Agriculture and Environmental Entrepreneurs)

Contact details:

pserraramos@gmail.com

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. Twenty years of experience with biomass from landscape conservation and maintenance work, coordinating different teams that produce this feedstock

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Interview Summary (118.60 KB)

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

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

Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia (CTFC)  Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) ES

Expertise (field of activity): Contribute to the modernisation and competitiveness of the forest sector, to rural development and to the sustainable management of natural habitats.

Contact details:

tel. +34 973481752 | fax. +34 973480431

(LCMW) Relevance: Sustainable management of natural habitats.