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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.

http://bioresproject.eu/

(LCMW) Relevance: BLTC, supply chain

BIOWAYS 

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.

http://www.bioways.eu/

(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 

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.

http://isabel-project.eu

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

S2Biom 

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.

http://www.s2biom.eu/en/

(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.

Project for energy recovery of urban green in the municipality of Rome 

Project for valorization of public LCMW in the municipal area of the city of Rome. Maintenance works of roads and public parks integrated with railway and waterways biomass produce more than 50.000 tons of biomass /year. Biomass is burnt in 2 boilers for heating of public buildings (total thermal power is 1,5 MW).

(LCMW) Relevance: Valorization of public LCMW in the municipal area.

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GRass as a GReen Gas Resource: Energy from landscapes by promoting the use of grass residues as a renewable energy resource (GR3)  

The project aims to increase the use of grass and other herbaceous residues from landscape management as a resource for biogas production. The availability of different grass residue flows within the participating regions was analyzed and mapped. This allowed the identification of the most productive locations for grass residues suitable (in terms of volumes and quality) for biogas production. This identification of productive locations was joined together with other reports in order to create match-makings between local grass residue producers and biogas plants. These served as the basis for the development of business plans for a value chain between producers and biogas plants, along with joint declarations of intent to invest in such a value chain, and the establishment of supply contracts. For this purpose workshops and meetings were organized to inform the stakeholders.

http://www.grassgreenresource.eu

(LCMW) Relevance: Biogas production from grass

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

http://best4variouse.iff.fraunhofer.de/

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

BioBoost 

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.

http://bioboost.eu/home.php

(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.

BioenNW 

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.

http://bioenergy-nw.eu/

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

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.

http://bioenergypromotion.net/

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

BIOMASUD 

Project creates mechanisms for sustainability and valuation of the solid biomass market in the space of the SUDOE (Spain, south of France and Portugal); Stakeholder database

http://biomasud.eu/en/

(LCMW) Relevance: The creation of employment, economic growth of the regions, energy autonomy for the SUDOE and decrease of the energy cost for the consumers.

BIORAISE 

GIS tool for Biomass Resources Assessment in Southern Europe

http://bioraise.ciemat.es/Bioraise/

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

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.

http://bioresproject.eu/

(LCMW) Relevance: BLTC, supply chain

COMBINE 

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

http://combine-nwe.eu/

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

Storm damaged forest: efficient and safe harvesting and log conservation methods 

Storms regularly strongly damage the European forests. The estimated 180 million m3 of fallen trees constitutes a great experimental field for improvement of methods for efficient and safe harvesting and log conservation. Harmonised procedures will be defined for evaluation and comparison of methods. A complete survey of publications and patents will collect the available methods and their implementation conditions. Remaining unsolved questions will be identified; an inventory of ongoing research will show the relevant additional experiments to be conducted. Partners will organise exploitation of ongoing and additional experiments. Short-term staff exchange will facilitate experience sharing. A technical users' guide, also accessible via a web site, and a technical seminar, will ensure efficient dissemination.

http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/64567_en.html

(LCMW) Relevance: Harvesting, conservation and exploitation of logwood fallen in consequence of storms

ENERBIOSCRUB 

The overall aim of ENERBIOSCRUB project ("Sustainable management of shrubs formations for energy purposes") is to contribute, as part of the overall objectives of LIFE+ Environmental Policy and Governance, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) to mitigate the effects related to climate change, through the demonstration and deployment of technologies that contribute to substantially reduce GHG emissions.

http://enerbioscrub.ciemat.es/

(LCMW) Relevance: Diverse feedstock; locally sourced biomass

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.

http://es.slideshare.net/BiomasseAO/exemples-de-rseaux-de-chaleur-en-milieu-municipal-au-tmiscamingue

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

EUROPruning 

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.

http://europruning.eu/

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

GR3 – Grass to Green Gas 

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

http://grassgreenresource.eu/

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

Smolyan: Biomass fuelled district heating station 

Reconstruction and modernisation of the District Heating (DH) station (fuel switch from heavy fuel oil to biomass and consequently installation of a CHP unit to generate electricity and heat for better efficiency) with the aim to achieving energy and cost savings by fuel switch from expensive heavy fuel oil to local biomass, replacement of individual electricity and coal space heating of Smolyan residential buildings, increasing comfort for the citizens and reduction of GHG emissions. This sustainable energy action is considered an important part of the municipal RE/EE policy and is expected to significantly contribute to CoM obligations as well as to the local socio-economic development.
The DH station has currently a pipe-line network and heavy fuel oil boilers for supply of municipal buildings and tertiary sector private dwellings with heat; nevertheless due to the big increase of heavy fuel prices in the recent years, the station stopped operating. Before ceasing operation, it consumed about 630 t/year of heavy fuel oil and 1.230 t/year coal and 3.550 MWh/year electricity were additionally consumed for space heating by the tertiary sector (hotels, offices and private dwellings) that are now planned to be supplied by the new biomass fuelled DH station. The first major component of the project is to switch the fuel base of DH station in Smolyan from currently used heavy fuel oil to waste biomass (Component 1). The station currently supplies nine municipal buildings and has the capacity to connect more users who have expressed interest. In order to increase network efficiency the project envisages also partial reconstruction of heat distribution network as well as measures for EE in connected buildings.

http://green-twinning.eu/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Smolyan_Biomass-fuelled-district-heating-station.pdf

(LCMW) Relevance: Biomass wastes (barks and branches) from wood logging and saw-dust from wood processing used for energy generation

Biomass heating plant in Hostětín 

Municipal biomass heating plant heats almost the entire village Hostětín since 2000. It burns wood chips, waste from nearby sawmills and forests. Heat distribution is connected on 80% of households. In the village is in comparison with the past significantly cleaner air, the people do not have to make coal cellar, but thanks to the use of this renewable source of energy each year, together saves approximately 1,100 tons of CO2 emissions and therefore contributing the climate protection. The heating plant produces about 3,500 GJ of heat per heating season. Payments for fuel does not leave the region, as in the case of coal, gas or electricit and the beer goes to municipalities. Hostětín village strengthens its independence from a power-sufficiency by a very significant way.
(http://obchod.veronica.cz/obnovitelne-zdroje-energie-v-hostetine)

http://hostetin.veronica.cz/vytopna-na-biomasu

(LCMW) Relevance: The heating plant use fuel - wood chips from local forests

ISABEL 

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.

http://isabel-project.eu

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

MULLE 

Platform promoting energy use of landscape conservation material – first internet portal for electricity and heat from biomass. Bringing together projects with the aim of mobilization of the unutilized potential of biomass from landscape management in existing and newly built biomass plants and in heating plants.

http://mulle.lpv.de/

(LCMW) Relevance: Utilization of landscape conservation material.

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.

http://naturstiftung.de/index.php?pageid=30

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