Bioenergie Regionen

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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


FNR - The Agency for Renewable Resources
Christiane Volkmann

CZ Biom - Czech Biomass Association
Jan Doležal

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