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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.

Heating with hedges 

A governance mechanism for the maintenance of hedges on a cultivated area: ca. 170 km of hedges were maintained in the Münsterland in 2011/2012; 30 municipal customers; 140 private customers; 25 participating forestry contractor companies; ca. 30 600 m3 of poured (m3p ) wood chips harvested; heating performance ca 24 800 MWh; compared to heating oil saved 7680 tonns CO2; additional 60 km of hedges in the season 2012/2013 . Hedges were used for heating purposes.


(LCMW) Relevance: Use of landscape mainenance biomass for heating purposes

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


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.

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

Bettona biogas and electricity production 

Cogeneration plant fueled with olive residues.


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


COMBINE aims at opening up of abandoned urban, natural and agricultural areas for the energy production.


(LCMW) Relevance: Utilization of semi-natural grasslands, set-aside meadows, road- and railroad-side grass verges, but also other types of green cut.

RES-biomass utilisation in District Heating, Bansko, Blagoevgrad Region, Bulgaria 

Construction of a heating station together with heat transmission network, biomass (wood waste) fueled for production of hot water (115/70ºC) for space heating and domestic hot water preparation for industrial sites, administrative and dwelling buildings, hotels.


(LCMW) Relevance: Heat production from wastes saving scarce fossil fuels

UTS biogas plants 

Development and construction of innovative technology for modern agriculture and efficient biogas plants.


(LCMW) Relevance: Development of innovative technologies addressed to the use of residual materials, e.g. biological waste, food leftovers, green waste, landscape conservation material or agricultural materials such as slurry or manure, as well as energy crops are used for biogas production.

Municipal district heating in Causapscal 

District heating project involves all potential clients in an average rural municipality. The district heating will provide heat to municipal and religious buidings, and schools (7 buildings in total). Biomass can be supplied within a short transport distance decreasing in consequence the greenhouse gases emissions.


(LCMW) Relevance: Availability of biomass turned into district heating

Enhancing sustainable biogas production in organic farming (SUSTAINGAS)  

Economic synergy between biogas production and organic food production is essential for the success of biogas plants on organic farms. A tool to illustrate the economic mutual benefit between biogas and organic farming was developed and tested against data from the target countries Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Spain and Poland. The development of the tool was based on literature studies in the target countries and an expert workshop.
Best practice examples for sustainable organic biogas production on organic farms in the different European countries were be presented. Their beneficial impact on environment, society and sustainability is systematically described.


(LCMW) Relevance: LCMW biomass for biogas production


EuroPruning project aims to be the take-off for an extensive utilisation of the agricultural prunings for energy in Europe. The project aims to the development of new improved logistics for pruning residues. This includes harvesting, transport and storage for agricultural prunings.


(LCMW) Relevance: Agricultural prunings (fruit tree, vineyards and olive grove prunings and branches from up-rooted trees). Participation of a greenGain project partner (CIRCE).


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.

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


Florafuel AG has developed an innovative procedure which enables local authorities, farmers, composting plant operators and trade companies to process biomass and biogenic waste (such as grass, foliage, reeds, marshland cuttings, roadside cuttings and silage) into high-grade, regenerative CO2-neutral energy sources in the form of pellets and briquettes. The plants and dryers needed for this are developed and sold on the market by florafuel AG.


(LCMW) Relevance: Utilization of grass, foliage, reeds, marshland cuttings, roadside cuttings and silage.

District heating in Témiscamingue 

For the Rémigny project, the municipal building and school showed a comsumption for heat of 21 000 L fuel/year taking into account a 115% increase of the fuel cost in 2002 and the potential biomass ressource available in the zone the municipality undertatook the necessary steps to settle a biomass district heating.


(LCMW) Relevance: Trees not used for sawing converted for district heating

Groen Gas - Grünes Gas 

German-Dutch project focused on biogas production from grass, subproject: DELaND (unutilized biomass resources).


(LCMW) Relevance: Utilization of LCMW materials.


GIS tool for Biomass Resources Assessment in Southern Europe


(LCMW) Relevance: Maps of diverse LCMW biomas utilization industries, industrial equipment and machines and research centres.

GR3 – Grass to Green Gas 

GR3 promotes the use of these residues from landscape management as a resource for biogas.


(LCMW) Relevance: The project aims to increase the use of grass and other herbaceous residues from landscape management as a resource for biogas production.

Hungarian Compost Association 

Hungarian Compost Association was found in 1999 at the Agricultural University in Gödöllo. Their activities are primarily: developing a good working relationship between compost producers, authorities, decision makers and associations of biological waste treatment; organization of compost seminars and workshops; collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Water by completing a Hungarian Waste Draft; bio waste regulation and bio waste strategy ; building up the compost quality systém. Hungarian Compost Association has 57 members, 90% of the composting plants in Hungary.


(LCMW) Relevance: Composting of green residues from private gardens combined with acceptance good practices

Heating and Power Plan Aubrugg 

In the city Zürich a heating plant run with oil was closed down and a replacement was needed. The HPP Aubrugg compensated the full production of the old site with regional and renewable energy. Before the HPP Aubrugg was build, the waste incinerator plant Hagenholz with a long-distance heating grid already existed at today´s location. The new plant could profit of the already existing infrastructure and join the grid.


(LCMW) Relevance: Wood chips from forests and landscape maintenance work (< 10%)