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Groen Gas - Grünes Gas 

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


(LCMW) Relevance: Utilization of LCMW materials.

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%)

Heating Power Plant Rieste 

The Bayernfonds BestEnergy 1 GmbH & Co. KG has six power plants in Germany, all build the same. The plants all generate heat and power with LCMW biomass coming from neighbouring parks.


(LCMW) Relevance: Woody biomass from LCMW and some forest woof of forest not used for productive aims (natural parks)

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

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


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

Hot Water boiler Plant fired with Wood Residues supply with hot water six public buildings 

The association between Municipality of APRILZI, Municipality of SUFLY /Greece/ and FURTH and KAUTZEB /Austria/ own a hot water boiler plant in APRILZI (Central Bulgaria) that will supply with hot water six public buildings. The boiler has a capacity of 400 KW and is designed to use wood residues. The plant was to be completed in September 2002. The total cost of the project was 320590 EUR including 240542 EUR subvention by PHARE Programme (BIODIST No: 00-00420-00).


(LCMW) Relevance: District heating fueled with wood residues

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

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.


(LCMW) Relevance: Grassy biomass, treatment


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


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

Interreg Salaš 

Project funded by EU - Regional Development Fund under the Interreg IIIA. The aim of the project is support utilization of environmentally clean heating biomass - wood, along with the use of solar collectors for domestic hot water. The basic idea is to use local sources of wood (contract with the management of czech forests - Lesy České republiky) for heating houses. The village provides self-production from thinning in nearby forests (up to forty years of age), thereby reducing emissions from transport. The result of the project is the creation of one job associated with the organization of harvesting, handling, record keeping and its billing individual participants in the project.


(LCMW) Relevance: Use of environmentally clean biomass from Czech forests for heating


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.

Leaf-fall into briquettes 

The story: First, the energy use of trimming residues from hedges and small wood for the city of Ibbenbüren was introduced (drying, fractionation, direct combustion of the rough fraction, briquetting of the fine fraction). Then, the idea of an extension of this concept and energy utilization of unused leaf-fall, which is a very problematic material occurred. The initiator of the activity developed a procedure for briquetting of the leaf-fall. Because it was an innovative procedure and he himself is rather unconventional, his work was not always accepted with understanding. He decided to organise an open-door day of the facility and invited the citizens and the local press. At that day, the delivery of leaf-fall was cost-free. The work process of the facility was demonstrated from the processing to the heat production, which the visitors could directly experience. It is aimed to introduce the free delivery for local citizens in the future.


(LCMW) Relevance: Conversion of LCMW biomass from public and private areas


The project focuses on improvement of all biomass value chain’s components and assesses the sustainability in terms of environmental, economic and social impacts.


(LCMW) Relevance: . Innovative techniques for crop management, biomass harvesting, storage and transport provide a possibility to increase biomass supply whilst keeping costs down and minimizing adverse environmental impacts.


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.


(LCMW) Relevance: Utilization of landscape conservation material.

MULLE - Das Landschaftsenergie Projekt 

www.mulle.lpv.de is Germany’s first internet portal for the energetic use (electricity & heat) of landscape maintenance material. The German Association for Landscape Maintenance (DVL) gives examples and provides professional information about the use of biomass from landscape maintenance. The further use of the biomass helps to reduce the costs involved in landscape maintenance generates energy and, hence, supports nature conservation. The project “MULLE” (Multiplication of solutions of landscape-maintenenance energy) tries to enforce these aspects. The project is funded by the German Ministry for food and agriculture via the Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR).


(LCMW) Relevance: Portal for the energetic use (electricity & heat) of landscape maintenance material.

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

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.


(LCMW) Relevance: Utilization of woodchips from LCMW.


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


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


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.


(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.


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