AEBIOM position in the project: Project Leader


In short:

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.


  • Build an Excel-based tool for GHG calculations for electricity and heat from biomass;
  • Convince relevant policy makers from at least 6 Member States (six target countries: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands and UK) to chose for harmonisation and use the same tool or the same approach. The 6 Member States include those that have introduced sustainability criteria for solid biomass or are considering doing so;
  • Involve companies and ensure that the GHG calculation tool meets their wishes. Besides, BioGrace-II will cause that verifiers (also called auditors or inspectors) are trained on how to verify GHG emission calculations both for biofuels and for electricity and heat from biomass.

Target groups:

Biomass feedstock producers, companies that convert feedstock into intermediate and final products (eg wood pellets, heat and electricity) and companies that distribute, sell and use these products.

Project website:

Project Leader Interview: HERE

Project Duration: 01/04/2012 – 31/03/2015


Cristina Calderon