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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.


(LCMW) Relevance: Feedstock: LCMW biomass.

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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PRONARO provides comprehensive analysis of economically and ecologically sensible use of renewable resources on roadside areas and remote sensing based analysis for the collection of roadside vegetation and derivation of care concepts.


(LCMW) Relevance: Feedstock: roadside vegetation.


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Public consultation for the Massa Martana CHP project 

The municipality of Massa Martana has launched on its website a public online consultation about the realization of a new co-generation plant using renewable sources. The project, was considered an essential step in the process of redevelopment of the former disused industrial area in the hamlet of Villa S. Faustino (locations Red Water). Everyone cold have their say via email; the consultation lasted for ten days and served to identify the topics that were the subject of the conference that took place with major national and regional leaders and representatives of environmental groups and health facilities.


(LCMW) Relevance: Promotion of public participation for better acceptance of projects

RES-biomass utilisation in District Heating, Bansko, Blagoevgrad Region, Bulgaria 

Construction of a heating station together with heat transmission network, biomass (wood waste) fueled for production of hot water (115/70ºC) for space heating and domestic hot water preparation for industrial sites, administrative and dwelling buildings, hotels.


(LCMW) Relevance: Heat production from wastes saving scarce fossil fuels

RUBIRES: Rural Biological Resources 

The specific objective is to increase the use of renewable resources and create regional added value. Therefore new tools and methods have to be developed and implemented. The project is based on three major items: development and improvement of material flow management, the management of land-use demands, the implementation of the method to manage regional added value partnerships and chains.


(LCMW) Relevance: Summary describing experience and results of interviews performed with wood processing companies.


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.

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.


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


The project aims at building up a methodology to reconcile energy production with the ecological harmony and the cultural heritage of the most relevant rural areas of Southern Europe. This project strives to work out models of sustainable dispersed bioenergy generation and proximal energy consumption.


(LCMW) Relevance: Obtaining renewable energy through productive activities complementary to farming.


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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.


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


The TWECOM project wants to sustainably valorise the, until now unused, biomass from landscape elements for heat and energy production on a local scale. Landscape elements like hedgerows had an economic function in the past and are typical for a large part of NW-Europe.


(LCMW) Relevance: Utilization of biomass from landscape elements (mainly hedgerows).

UTS biogas plants 

Development and construction of innovative technology for modern agriculture and efficient biogas plants.


(LCMW) Relevance: Development of innovative technologies addressed to the use of residual materials, e.g. biological waste, food leftovers, green waste, landscape conservation material or agricultural materials such as slurry or manure, as well as energy crops are used for biogas production.


Vision is to develop a number of innovative solutions to utilize the mowing residues a recyclable material green waste (materiall and thermall exploitation). In the field of thermal utilization of recycled green waste can be processed into briquettes or used in dust burners as dust to generate heat. In addition, the green waste could be used in biogas plants. The focus will initially be on woody green waste, creating a value for leafy greens, grasses, needles etc. is also tackled.


(LCMW) Relevance: Utilization of residual biomass from LCMW.

Zero waste concept 

It is a complex form of waste management without landfills and incinerators in the present form, which prevents system changes, generation of waste, minimizes the quantity and toxicity, maximally using the products, re-used and if it is no longer possible then recycles them.
The current activities of Friends of the Earth (Priateľove Zeme – SPZ) in this area consisted in obtaining information and educational distribution of the strategy 'Towards Zero Waste' self-government, government and professional institutions in the Slovak Republic. They were the first to launch a debate on this concept in Slovakia.


(LCMW) Relevance: Appropriate management of green waste from public