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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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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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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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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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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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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)

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

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.

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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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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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

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/

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

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

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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Interview Summary (1.36 MB)

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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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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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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