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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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

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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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

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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