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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.

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.

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.

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)

BioLogio 

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

http://www.iml.fraunhofer.de/en.html

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

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.

https://www.energetische-biomassenutzung.de

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

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.

BioWtL - Biowaste to liquid 

The aim of this project is to research the thermochemical conversion (Pyrolysis) of biogenic residues to provide alternative fuels. Both the technical feasibility for a practical application as well as the related economic and environmental aspects (including costs and greenhouse gas emissions) were considered.

https://www.energetische-biomassenutzung.de/en/projects/projects-list/projects/03kb010b_biowtl.html

(LCMW) Relevance: Technological and process approaches

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).

Florafuel 

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.

http://www.florafuel.de/

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

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.

Groen Gas - Grünes Gas 

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

http://www.groengasproject.eu

(LCMW) Relevance: Utilization of LCMW materials.

Heating with hedges (Energiequellle Wallhecke) 

This project created the concept for the LCMW of hedge rows on banks in the project regions, the position of an hedge manager which advises owners and companies, online registration of hedge rows on banks of private owners and its GIS database

http://www.energieland2050.de/portal/unsere-projekte/waerme/projekte/teilprojekte/energiequelle-wallhecke/

(LCMW) Relevance: Feedstock: wood from hedgerows on bank (protected landscape element).

IbeKET – Innovatives bedarfsangepasstes Kommunal-Energieträger-Konzept 

Within the scope of the IbeKET project, five project partners have joined forces to investigate the use of biomass such as foliage, green cuttings and material from water maintenance for energy use. The focus was on the development of a regionally transferable concept for thermal and thermochemical utilization as well as the demand-oriented and decentralized application of such materials. The concept development was based on a practical application and the interlinking of individual technologies of participating partners.

http://ttz-bremerhaven.de/de/ueber-uns/mitarbeiter/h-k/66-deutsch/forschungsprojekte/umwelt/1429-ibeket.html

(LCMW) Relevance: Grassy biomass, treatment

Infres 

Project is focused on Innovative and effective technology and logistics for forest residual biomass supply in the EU

http://www.infres.eu

(LCMW) Relevance: Project is interested in harvest, storage, supply chain and sustainability of forest biomass.

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.

Nature Outlook 2010-2040: Regional case study 

The case study focused on the regional use of wood chips. This fuel comes mainly from coppice wood and trimmings from landscape features and public green spaces.

http://themasites.pbl.nl/natureoutlook/2012/

(LCMW) Relevance: Utilization of woodchips from LCMW.

Newapp 

NEWAPP is a research project focusing on hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) of wet biomass residues.

http://www.newapp-project.eu/en/

(LCMW) Relevance: Utilization of green waste and municipal solid waste (grass, foliage etc.)

PROFORBIOMED 

PROFORBIOMED promotes renewable energies (RE) in MED areas by developing an integrated strategy for the use of the forest biomass as a RE source, recovering the forest biomass potential, developing technical and legal aspects and promoting the use of forestry biomass for energy.

http://proforbiomed.eu/

(LCMW) Relevance: Feedstock: forest biomass

Project DBU 22128-33/0 

The aim of this project was to develop and implement optimised mobilisation-, supply- and logistic- concepts for energy wood from forests and LCMW for a concrete region. For that, existing and innovative technologies and organisational approaches for the supply of energy wood were further developed and combined. During this process, all affected regional actors were involved.

https://www.dbu.de/projekt_22128/01_db_2409.html

(LCMW) Relevance: Feedstock: energy wood from forests and LCMW.

Project DBU 24692-33 

The aim of the project was thus to develop a method (based on GIS) to assess biomass potentials and to develop a concept for the supply and use of LCMW biomass as energy carrier with special regard to the aims of nature protection in the studied area. Therefore, the superior aim of the project was the restoration and maintenance of valuable habitat, the valorisation of LCMW biomass as energy resource and the initiation of an exemplary project for climate-friendly and decentral heat supply.

https://www.dbu.de/projekt_24692/_db_799.html

(LCMW) Relevance: Feedstock: LCMW biomass.