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Integrated European Network for Biomass Co-firing

Objective

Biomass co-firing represents, compared to other renewable sources, a technically feasible option with the potential of contributing to the EU energy supply meanwhile ensuring sustainable development. Co-firing of biomass with coal offers several advantages, such as the utilisation of large quantities at low combustion rates in the current combustion systems, lower investments and higher conversion efficiencies compared to systems fired exclusively with biomass. The EC has recognised the need of promoting the use of biomass co-firing in order to comply with the Kyoto Protocol, which implies a reduction of 8% of the greenhouse emissions between 2006 and 2012. In spite of numerous successful experiences achieved in Europe, this technology still deserves attention in order to find solutions for technical problems as well as to improve efficiency, reduce costs and emission levels. Today, the accession of the 10 new members to the EU 25 brings a new opportunity for the development of biomass co-firing, due to the coal combustion infrastructure already installed, the land availability for energy crops and the current dependency on imported fossil fuels. According to the Council resolution on renewable energies of May 1998, the share of biomass has to be increased from 3.1% in 1995 up to 8.5% in 2010, a target which will not be met unless an unified approach of biomass co-firing in the European level comes into play. The primary objective of NETBIOCOF Co-ordination Action is to promote European co-operation between research organisations devoted to biomass co-firing, promoting the uptake of innovative technologies to expand the use of biomass co-firing in new and existing power plants, with emphasis in the new Member States. A biomass co-ordination platform will be established, which will co-ordinate on-going research and strategic activities with the aim of identifying best practices and will propose strategies of implementation and directions for futures research.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-ENERGY-3
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Coordinator

VEREIN ZUR FOERDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN E.V.
Address
An Der Karlstadt 10
Bremerhaven
Germany

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Participants (24)

EUROPEAN BIOMASS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
Belgium
Address
Rond Point Schuman 6
Bruxelles

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SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Arrheniusplan 2c
Uppsala

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EESTI POLLUMAJANDUSUELIKOOL
Estonia
Address
Kreutzwaldi 64
Tartu

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INSTYTUT CHEMICZNEJ PRZEROBKI WEGLA
Poland
Address
Zamkova Street 1
Zabrze

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VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS (VTT)
Finland
Address
Vuorimiehentie 5
1000 Espoo

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UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN TIMISOARA
Romania
Address
Piata Victoriei 2
Timisoara

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BMP BIOMASSE PROJEKT GMBH
Germany
Address
Fritz-reichle-ring 4
Radolfzell

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KEMA NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
Address
Utrechtseweg 310
Arnhem

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LANDESKAMMER FUER LAND- UND FORSTWIRTSCHAFT STEIERMARK
Austria
Address
Hamerlinggasse 3
Graz

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INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
Address
Jamova 39
Ljubljana

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ETA - ENERGIA, TRASPORTI, AGRICOLTURA S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Piazza Savonarola 10
Firenze

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CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS
Spain
Address
Avenida Complutense 22
Madrid

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CENTRE WALLON DE RECHERCHES AGRONOMIQUES
Belgium
Address
Rue De Liroux 9
Gembloux

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NYUGAT-MAGYARORSZAGI EGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Sopron Bajcsy Zsilinszki U 4
Sopron

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EUREC-AGENCY
Belgium
Address
Rue Du Trône 26
Bruxelles

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JOINT INSTITUTE OF POWER AND NUCLEAR RESEARCH - "SOSNY" OF NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF BELARUS
Belarus
Address
Akademik Krasin 99
Minsk

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Links
SCIENTIFIC ENGINEERING CENTRE "BIOMASS" LTD
Ukraine
Address
2a Zhelyabov Street - Room 236
Kyiv

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TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU
Turkey
Address
Ataturk Bulvari 221, Kavaklidere
Ankara

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TEHNICE UNIVERSITET SOFIA.
Bulgaria
Address
Kliment Ohridsky Bd 8
Sofia

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LIETUVOS MISKU INSTITUTAS
Lithuania
Address
Lepu 1
Kaunas Distr.

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MALTE BETHKE
Germany
Address
Schwaebisch-hall-strasse 30
Stuhr

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NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO
Netherlands
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
6031 Delft

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ELSAM ENGINEERING A/S
Denmark
Address
Krafvaerksvej 53
Fredericia

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BIOAZUL S. L.
Spain
Address
Avda. Juan Lopez Penalver 21
Campanillas (Malaga)

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