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Name Organization Country
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.

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.

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.

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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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