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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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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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TRAGSA  TRAGSA ES

Expertise (field of activity): 37 years of experience working for the public authorities to the service. It operates, from the provision of agricultural, forestry, livestock, and rural development services, to the conservation and protection of the environment.

Contact details:

For the contact please follow the link below.

(LCMW) Relevance: Performs rural development works and services, environmental conservation and emergency relief operations.

Link:

CONTACT

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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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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Spanish Forestry Association (PROFOR)  Spanish Forestry Association (PROFOR) ES

Expertise (field of activity): Association which gathers citizens interested in the forest role and functions and demanding a regional management to promote its restauration and valorization.

Contact details:

comunicacion@profor.org

(LCMW) Relevance: Maintenance of forests, environment.

Link:

Program on Forests (PROFOR)

Sorinas, Olga Ric  Region of Matarraña ES

Expertise (field of activity): From the department of Environment they are working the following topics: Mangement of drinkable water in 17 municipilities

Contact details:

Mayor Street
22 in Alcañiz (Teruel)
CP: 44600

Mail: president@bajoaragon.es
Tel.: 978 834 386

Link:

Comarca del Baj Aragón

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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Sabbadin, Davide  Legambiente Italy IT

Expertise (field of activity): I deal with advocacy for Legambiente in energy efficiency in Italy and Brussels. In particular I follow MarketWatch project and I deal with Energy Labels. We deal especially with community based initiatives about biogas, biomasses and RES in general: participation of the community to the projects and sharing information. Advocacy is another important issue for us. I promoted, in particular, about 60 solar purchasing groups that have involved several thousand families throughout Italy. I have been for long the person in charge for the agriculture sector in Legambiente Veneto.

Contact details:

d.sabbadin@legambientepadova.it

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews.

Link:

Legambiente
Legambienteveneto

Nipkow, Felix  Swiss Energy Foundation (SES) CH

Expertise (field of activity): Power and Renewable Energies

Contact details:

Sihlquai 67
8005 Zürich
Tel.: 044 275 21 28

Mail: Felix.nipkow@energiestiftung.ch

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. Foster renewable energies on the political level

Link:

Schweizerische Energie

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Mills, Sally; Williams, Matt  Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) UK

Expertise (field of activity): Sally Mills: To explore the potential of using reserve biomass resulting from habitat management for bioenergy products; Matt Williams: Leading our advocacy and lobbying work on a range of climate and energy policy areas, and specifically currently bioenergy and fracking

Contact details:

Sally.mills@rsqb.org.uk
Matt.Williams@rsqb.org.uk

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. Biomass from habitat management for bioenergy products

Link:

The RSPB

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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Masiero, Mauro; Polato, Raul; Andrighetto, Nicola  ETIFOR IT

Expertise (field of activity): ETIFOR is a university spin-off based on the experiences developed at the Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry Department (LEAF Dept.) at the University of Padova. It delivers consultancy, project development, research and training services to ensure the sustainable management of natural resources. ETIFOR works mainly to turn scientific knowledge into practical solutions in four defined areas of intervention: forest certification and supply chain (certification, legality, traceability); climate change and ecosystem services (i.e. landscape value); international cooperation; rural development; We operate at an international level: from on-the-ground practical project implementation to policy and legislation support

Contact details:

Mail: etifor@etifor.com
Mobil: +39 342 5050297

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews.

Link:

Etifor
The Biomass TradeCentre

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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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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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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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Karampinis, Manolis  Centre for Research and Technology Hellas - CERTH GR

Expertise (field of activity): Solid biofuels logistics and energy conversion technologies; technical/research advisor to municipalities and waste management companies in Greece; prunings from parks and public spaces.

Contact details:

karampinis@certh.gr

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. Pruning of trees by municipality workers; piling of prunings on roadsides.

Link:

CERTH - The Centre for Research & Technology, Hellas

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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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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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Hryniewicz, Marek  Institute of Technology and Life Sciences PL

Expertise (field of activity): Bioenergy

Contact details:

Rakowiecka 32
02-532 Warszawa

Tel.: +48 22 542 11 04
Mail: marek.hryniewicz@wp.pl

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews.

Link:

Instytut Technoloiczno-Przyrodniczy

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Horváth, Andrea  Hungarian Public Road Nonprofit Private Limited Company HU

Expertise (field of activity): Environs, vegetation management

Contact details:

Fényes Elek u. 7 – 13
1024 Budapest

Mail: horvath.andrea@kozut.hu

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews.

Link:

Magyar Közút Nonprofit Zrt.

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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

García, Vicente Cerdán  Friends of the river and the natural areas of Alcaniz ES

Expertise (field of activity): Protection of vegetation on the riverbanks

Contact details:

amigosdelrioalcañiz@gmail.com

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews.

Link:

Amigos del guadalope

GALK  GALK - Deutschen Gartenamtsleiterkonferenz - GALKe.V. (German Garden Department Conference) DE

Expertise (field of activity): GALK eV. is an association for the promotion of the public green of cities, mainly pursues social, ecological and economic concerns in the spirit of sustainable urban development and the Agenda 21 of Rio de Janeiro. Ground topics: City trees, Playgrounds, Green Areas Construction & Maintenance, Computerized systems

Contact details:

redaktion@galk.de

(LCMW) Relevance: List of German road side trees & further publications

Link:

GAKL

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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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.

Ferrer, Manuel Ponz  Region of Bajo Aragón ES

Expertise (field of activity): Presiding the region of Bajo Aragón is a local administration formed by 20 municipalities, their function is to manage the services to the municipalities that the Aragón government indicates

Contact details:

Mayor Street
22 in Alcañiz (Teruel)
CP: 44600

Mail: president@bajoaragon.es
Tel.: 978 834 386

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews.

Link:

Comarca del Baj Aragón

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EUBIA  EUBIA (European Biomass Industry Association) Europe

Expertise (field of activity): EUBIA's main objective is to support the European biomass industries at all levels, promoting the use of biomass as an energy source, developing innovative bioenergy concepts and fostering international co-operation within the bioenergy field. EUBIA also promotes bioenergy activities at small, medium and large scale in collaboration with local and national authorities, biomass providers, industries, research centres and local partners. In particular, EUBIA contributes in identifying and promoting modern concepts, commercial technologies and biomass resources able to penetrate energy industrial markets.

(LCMW) Relevance: EUBIA is frequently a partner in international projects on bioenergy co- financed by the European Commission. EUBIA is currently participating as a partner organisation in ten internationally funded projects, and we are the coordinator of the NEWAPP project.

Link:

http://www.eubia.org/

ERSAF – Ente Regionale per i Servizi all’Agricoltura e alle Foreste (Lombardy Regional body for Services to Agriculture and Forests)  ERSAF – Ente Regionale per i Servizi all’Agricoltura e alle Foreste (Lombardy Regional body for Services to Agriculture and Forests) IT

Expertise (field of activity): Provides technical and certified services to the agriculture and forestry sector, either public or private, and supports the Regional General Direction of Agriculture in the operational activities.

Contact details:

info@ersaf.lombardia.it

(LCMW) Relevance: Services to the agriculture and forestry sector. Maintanance of public spaces.

ENAMA - Ente Nazionale per la Meccanizzazione Agricola National Body for Mechanization in Agriculture  ENAMA - Ente Nazionale per la Meccanizzazione Agricola National Body for Mechanization in Agriculture IT

Expertise (field of activity): Established to offer the agromechanical industry in Italy effective support in order to improve competitiveness, enhance technology and raise awareness of the performance and safety features of the machinery amongst those operating in the industry.

Contact details:

ENAMA office in Legnaro c/o Tesaf Department: Viale dell'Università 16 - 35020 Agripolis Legnaro (Padova)
info@enama.it

(LCMW) Relevance: ENAMA 's personnel has the necessary expertise to tackle all of the various problems faced by the industry day in, day out, such as the complex regulations on performance, safety, environmental protection (UNI, EN, ISO, OCSE, etc.) and road traffic regulations for agricultural machinery, certification, new technologies and alternative fuels.

Link:

Enama - Ente Nazzionale Meccanizzazione Agricola, Roma

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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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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De Boer, Dirk  Ministry of Agriculture, Dienst Landelijk Gebied NL

Expertise (field of activity): Roadside maintenance work (wood and grass); Energetic use of biomass from maintenance work; Feasibility studies of heat networks and new power plants; Regularly presentation and dissemination of knowledge about energetic use of biomass from landscape maintenance work.

Contact details:

dirkdeboer@planet.nl

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. Dirk de Boer concentrated on woody biomass from landscape maintenance work.

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Dahmen, Nicolaus  Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) DE

Expertise (field of activity): Conversion technologies for renewable feedstocks

Contact details:

Nicolaus.dahmen@kit.edu

(LCMW) Relevance: Respondent of the greenGain interviews. Currently forest residues, roadside vegetation and green from public areas are used as feedstock in hydrothermal gasification plants. The conversion of greens by hydrothermal gasification to produce a hydrogen rich gas for fuel cell applications (CHP) on a communal level is a positive case of LCMW utilization.

Link:

BioBoost

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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

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.

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

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

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)

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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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)

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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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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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

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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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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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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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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