The market for solid biofuels is growing rapidly, and the demand for raw materials is increasing. Consequently, it is aimed at extending the raw material basis for biofuel production covering also wooden materials of lower quality as well as agricultural raw materials and residues, which often show unfavourable ash melting properties. READ MORE
BASIS 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. READ MORE
The agriculture and aquaculture sectors are under continuous pressure to improve sustainability and reduce environmental impact. BiFFiO (Cooperation between the aquaculture and agriculture sectors with the intent to use animal manure and fish faeces for sustainable production and utilization of renewable energy and recovered nutrients) addresses these challenges with respect to regulatory and societal demands for dealing with the waste produced. Over the next three years the BiFFiO consortium will develop an economical and efficient system for handling mixed waste from aquaculture and agriculture. The project will also make recommendations as to how the energy produced could best be used. READ MORE
The project BioGrace-II harmonises calculations of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for electricity heat and cooling from biomass. The project builds upon the earlier (2010-2012) IEE-project BioGrace which harmonises GHG calculations for biofuels for transport. READ MORE
The Biomass Policies project brings together eminent experts on biomass and bioenergy from various key European institutions, such as Imperial College London, VITO, IINAS, ECN, and 11 national energy agencies with key policy evidence and models to provide a better understanding of how the biomass resource can be efficiently integrated in the energy & biomaterial systems taking into account the domestic availability of resources, new conversion technologies as well as new stimulation and regulation measures. The main aim of this project is to develop integrated national policies to increase the mobilisation of indigenous biomass resources, with a focus on resource-efficient biomass value chains.
The Cross Border Bioenergy project aims at supporting companies to analyse markets attractiveness in Europe and support their decision making process to invest in other countries. READ MORE
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.
The key objective of the project European Pellet Quality Certification is to create and implement an ambitious and uniform certification system for pellets in Europe, called “ENplus”, which will be used both by the heat and the power markets, for intra European trade but also for imports.
The European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling (RHC-Platform) brings together stakeholders from the biomass, geothermal and solar thermal sector- including the related industries- to define a common strategy for increasing the use of renewable energy technologies for heating and cooling. READ MORE
SafePellets supports the development of quality assurance and safety measures along the biomass pellets supply chain.