The project aims at interacting with bioenergy project developers and investors, providing them a comprehensive view on the sustainable supply and competition for wood for wood chips boilers, using intuitive maps of NUTS2 regions of all EU27 member states. Information on wood supply potential combined with existing use of wood chips and sustainability aspects influencing such supply is processed on the basis of a sound methodology.
The core idea of this project is to provide in-depth information on the regional supply and demand situation of wood chips by combining the estimated potentially available quantities with actual consumption data based on the identification of bioenergy plants (above 1 MW) using wood chips and other wood chips consumers in the same region. In addition, sustainability dimension of the supply will be considered with several environmental criteria from a project developer point of view. BASISwill help to reduce and address sustainability risk. Finally the efficiency of using biomass will be evaluated as well.
This information collected will be condensed in a comprehensive and easy to use GIS tool.
Target groups are mainly bioenergy project developers, feedstock suppliers and investors, while information will be as well of high interest for national and European policy makers and the European Commission itself.
Project website: www.basisbioenergy.eu
Tel: 02 400 10 61
The Logistics for Energy Crops Biomass project aims at developing new or improved technologies for all steps of the logistics chains, and at assessing their sustainability at supply-area level for small to large-scale bio-based projects.
Cost-efficient, environmental-friendly and socially sustainable biomass supply chains are urgently needed to achieve the 2020 targets of the Strategic Energy Technologies-Plan of the European Union, which are likely to be impeded by the potential scarcity of lignocellulosic biomass from agriculture. Innovative techniques for crop management, biomass harvesting and pre-treatment, storage and transport offer a prime avenue to increase biomass supply while keeping costs down and minimizing adverse environmental impacts.
The LogistEC project aims at developing new or improved technologies for all steps of the logistics chains, and at assessing their sustainability at supply-area level for small to large-scale bio-based projects. It encompasses all types of lignocellulosic crops: annual and multi-annual crops, perennial grasses, and short-rotation coppice. Through specific meta-analyses, laboratory tests, field trials, ecosystem modelling and mechanical engineering, the project will deliver recommendations for optimal technologies as well as new equipments and systems. A framework will be developed to integrate chain components and assess their sustainability in terms of environmental, economic and social impacts. It will enable a multi-criteria optimization of the supply chains, making the most of the progresses achieved in the new logistics technologies. The optimization system will be developed and tested in a set of bio-energy and bio-materials case-studies across Europe. Improved logistics will be demonstrated at pilot and industrial scales in 2 regions (Eastern France and Southern Spain) for existing bio-energy and bio-materials value chains.
01.09.2012 – 01.09.2015
Tel: 02 400 10 55
The Cross Border Bioenergy project
This project, running from September 2010 for 3 years, aims at supporting companies at analyse markets attractiveness in Europe and support their decision making process to invest in other countries.
The project focuses on 5 sectors:
– Small scale heat
– District heating
– Combined Heat and Power
Benefits for companies:
– Detailed analysis of market attractivness
– Market handbooks for biogas, small scale heat, district heating, combined heat and power and biofuels
– Interactive web site with overview of markets and key information
– B2B platform and other networking opportunities
Visit the Cross Border Bioenergy web site HERE