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BioRES - Sustainable regional supply chains for woody bioenergy 

BioRES aims at introducing the innovative concept of Biomass Logistic and Trade Centres (BLTCs) in Serbia, Croatia and Bulgaria based on international cooperation with European technology leaders. The BLTCs as regional hubs will help increasing local supply and demand for woody bioenergy products.


(LCMW) Relevance: BLTC, supply chain


The BIOWAYS mission is to promote the huge potential of bio-based research results and raise public awareness of bio-based products, using a variety of communication techniques and through public engagement activities and the development of educational tools and materials. The BIOWAYS is an H2020-funded project started in 2017.


(LCMW) Relevance: One of the objectives of the project is to understand the characteristics and potential of bio-based products and applications, including waste valorisation.


ISABEL project is about promoting, supporting and developing community biogas in Europe. The project is set on providing all the framework conditions for biogas communities to shape, develop, thrive and works on all angles in order to pave the way for the transition from traditional supply chains to community ownership and to take full advantage of the ample societal benefits of local community-driven biogas systems, fuelled and inspired by social innovation principles. The project started at the beginning of 2016 and will end at the end of 2018.


(LCMW) Relevance: ISABEL project promotes local production-consumption systems of waste-based (ie. sustainable) biogas.


The main aim of this project is to support the sustainable delivery of non-food biomass feedstock at the local, regional and pan European level. It should proceed through developing strategies and
roadmaps, that will be informed by a “computerized and easy to use” toolset (and respective databases) with updated harmonized datasets.


(LCMW) Relevance: Identification and extensive characterisation of existing and future non-food biomass conversion technologies for energy and bio-based products (thermal conversion, anaerobic digestion, biochemical conversion). The aim is to assess new and existing logistic concepts, design the most promising logistic supply-chains for cases at local, regional and pan-European level.


The Project 4Biomass fosters usage of bioenergy throughout Central Europe (CE) via turning know-how to show-how. Providing the exchange of best practice concerning technology, demonstration projects and management approaches and direct support to regional stakeholders by turning know-how to show-how (workshops, project development, field trips).


(LCMW) Relevance: Project 4Biomass analyses the exploitable biomass potential in CE and its respective trade. Participation of a greenGain project partner (CZ Biom).


The aim of the research project AgroForNet is to build regional-value networks for a sustainable and efficient production and provision of woody biomass from the forest, short-rotation coppices and landscape in the three model regions. After the project period the results should serve as best practice for other regions in Germany.


(LCMW) Relevance: Utilization of wood from forest, landscape and short-rotation coppices.

Angus Biofuels 

Five years ago Bill Watson created a £1.2m plant at Padanaram, west of Forfar, after developing the biomass business idea following extensive scrutiny of the industry in Europe. Being the forestry owner, woodchip producer, boiler installer and heat supply contractor the company covers every step of the production chain. It now employs around 10 staff and the Angus operation has been expanded to include depots in the Borders and Strathclyde.


(LCMW) Relevance: Integrated project with forest biomass value chain development

Best 4VarioUse 

The main object of the project is the testing, demonstration and transfer of the applicability of conventional and innovative technologies and methods to process woody wastes and residues from landscape conservation as well as agriculture and forestry


(LCMW) Relevance: Utilization of woody wastes and residues from landscape conservation, agriculture and forestry.

Bettona biogas and electricity production 

Cogeneration plant fueled with olive residues.


(LCMW) Relevance: Use of sustainable material for biogas production


The overall objective of BioBoost is to pave the way for de-central conversion of residual biomass to high energy density carriers, which can be utilised in large scale applications for the synthesis of transportation fuel and chemicals or directly in small-scale combined heat and power (CHP) plants.


(LCMW) Relevance: Determination of the feedstock potential of agricultural residues, organic wastes and forestry residues in EU27 and Switzerland and calculation of the costs of feedstocks at field site.

Biodiversity and Energy wood (Biodiversität und Energieholz) 

The project activities focus on optimizing of the energy use of wood from maintenance work performed in landscape conservation areas, like orchards, meadows and hedges. Technically and financially feasible solutions will be investigated, which would also respect the local conditions, taking ecology into account.


(LCMW) Relevance: Utilization of wood from landscape conservation areas maintenance.


Exchange and transfer of experience in order to increase their capacities to favour and optimize the use of bioenergy.


(LCMW) Relevance: Subprojects as EBIMUN - Evaluation of biomass resources for municipalities, POLI-BIOMASS - Development of local policies among local governments to encourage the use of biomass etc.

Bioenergie Regionen 

The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BmEL) promoted structures for the production and use of bioenergy in total 21 bioenergy regions through Germany. In the first phase of 2009-2012 especially networks were built and the foundations for bioenergy production and use laid. In the second period from 2012 - 2015 it was targeted to increase the regional economic through bioenergy, to increase efficiency, optimize material flows and disseminate experiences between partner regions.
The bioenergy regions worked as so-called twin regions and contributed in this way to a very specific knowledge transfer.Objective of the promotion was to establish functioning networks. These received a central role in the regional strategy and contributed to the valorization of existing biomass potentials. The priority was a sustainable expansion, which also led to new jobs in the region.
The BmEL promoted between June 2009 and July 2012 networks with innovative concepts that used the development opportunities of bioenergy already by themselves. In a two-stage selection, a jury decided which 25 out of 210 candidate regions received funding (up to 400,000 €). Within three years, the winning regions have implemented various measures with help of this promotion.
The purpose of the bioenergy regions was to advance the expansion of the bioenergy industry in Germany and thus promote the economic development of their rural areas. They are models for the sustainable use of bioenergy and make through the integration of the local population an important contribution to the energy revolution.


(LCMW) Relevance: Promotion of bioenergy for better acceptance of projects

Bioenergy Promotion 

The principles and criteria developed in the Main stage project cover all use of biomass for energy purposes (not only biofuels and bioliquids) and include biodiversity, resource efficiency (including land use), energy efficiency, climate change mitigation efficiency, social well-being and economic prosperity.


(LCMW) Relevance: Utilization of woody biomass (logging residues, LCMW biomass from roadside vegetation). Participation of greenGain project partners (COALS, FNR)

Bioenergy-region Ludwigsfelde Plus 

This project aims at conducting public relations work in renewables, with focus on bioenergy, in order to gain public acceptance for the activities (information campaigns, events, cooperation with schools, etc.)


(LCMW) Relevance: Promotion of bioenergy for better acceptance of projects

Bioenergy-Regions (Bioenergie-Regionen) 

The aim of funding was creating functional networks. The networks received in the regional strategy a crucial role and contributed to the valorisation of existing biomass potential. The priority was a sustainable development, which also led to new jobs in the region.


(LCMW) Relevance: Diverse feedstock; LCMW biomass among others. Participation of a greenGain project partner (FNR).


BioenNW is focused on promoting the adoption of local bioenergy and stimulating the potential for biomass to make a substantial contribution to increasing energy security, reducing carbon emissions and creating employment.


(LCMW) Relevance: Utilization of diverse feedstock; including LCMW biomass, forestry residues etc.


The Project is going to contribute to increase the local supply of biomass from sustainably managed forests and agricultural residues, aiming to develop an efficient and sustainable biomass supply chain in 5 European Nature Parks, and promoting short chains (< 50 km) and small-scale installations (< 1 MW).


(LCMW) Relevance: Utilization of biomass from sustainably managed forests and agricultural residues. Participation of a greenGain project partner (FNR).

Biogas in Buonconvento ? Let's talk about it 

Best practise examples of good governance of decision making processes. A local government appointed a jury and a Guarantee institution for providing suggestions about the issuing of the building permit to a company for the realization of a biogas plant project.


(LCMW) Relevance: Promotion of public participation for better acceptance of projects

Biogas Plant of Spoleto 

The Biogas Plant is collectively managed by a group of farmers


(LCMW) Relevance: Use of sustainable material for biogas production


Project on development and expansion of regional logistics structures for wood fuels


(LCMW) Relevance: Utilization of roadside timber. Plus parallel project BioRegio: Strategies for a sustainable energetic utilisation of biomass in chosen model regions.

Biomass Energy Europe 

The Biomass Energy Europe (BEE) project was initiated to harmonise methodologies for biomass resource assessments for energy purposes in Europe and its neighbouring countries. The harmonisation will improve consistency, accuracy and reliability of biomass assessments for energy, which can serve the planning of a transition to renewable energy in the European Union.


(LCMW) Relevance: The relevant sectors have been investigated: forestry, residues from traditional agriculture and waste.

Biomass energy use (Energetische Biomassenutzung) 

The funding programme aims at the research and development of energy efficient technologies as well as the optimisation of processes and procedures for supply with electricity and heat from biomass, in particular organic waste and residues. Feasibility studies, measure programmes as well as pilot and demonstration projects contribute crucially to an improved energetic biomass use.


(LCMW) Relevance: LCMW included in topic areas Utilisation of residues, Bio-methane, Regional Bioenergy.

Biomass Futures 

The Biomass Futures Project will assess the role that biomass can play in meeting EU energy policy targets. It will develop tailored information packages for stakeholders, as well as inform and support policy makers at both the European and national levels.


(LCMW) Relevance: Utilization of diverse feedstock; including road side verges and landscape wood.