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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.

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.

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.

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-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).


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 Policies 

The Biomass Polices project aims to develop integrated policies for the mobilisation of “resource efficient” indigenous bioenergy ‘value chains’ in order to contribute towards the 2020 bioenergy targets set within NREAPs & 2030, and other EU27/ national policy measures. It will do so by capitalising on the knowledge of three recent studies (Biobench ; Biomass Futures and the recent (2012) study from European Environment Agency ) and through concise collaboration with selected Energy Agencies (in the participating countries, i.e. AT, BE, DE, EL, ES, HR, IE, NL, PL, SK, UK) and key stakeholders from the policy and market fields.


(LCMW) Relevance: Resource efficient bioenergy value chains.

Biomass Trade Centre 1 & 2 

The Biomass Trade Centre II project aimed at increasing the production and the use of energy from wood biomass by organizing motivation events. They engaged target groups to invest in biomass business and biomass logistic & trade centres (BLTC) in 9 EU countries by presenting clear, integrated and market orientated information to potential investors: farmers and forest owners, forest entrepreneurs, wood energy contractors and other stakeholders regarding business opportunities to produce and sell energy products and services to the market. It also fostered wood energy contracting between biomass providers and potential users.


(LCMW) Relevance: Feedstock: woody biomass.


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


(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.


Project supports the development of efficient and reliable markets for solid biomass in five target regions, stimulates investment into bioenergy projects and trading businesses of local Stakeholders and inspires other rural areas to follow the example of the target regions.


(LCMW) Relevance: Project regions formally adopted an Action Plan with a timetable and milestones to enhance their bio-energy to at least 1/3 of the energy demand for electricity and heating.


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.


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.


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.


(LCMW) Relevance: Diverse feedstock; locally sourced biomass


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).