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Securing future-proof environmentally compatible bioenergy chains

Objective

SecureChain promotes a Sustainable Supply Chain Management (SSCM) that meets highest environmental quality standards and targets local biomass suppliers, energy producers and financial sector players to mobilise more biomass, maximise the share of sustainable bioenergy in the final energy consumption, and reduce the transaction costs for further market uptake of most efficient systems in six European model regions. An open call for SSCM pilot projects is launched encouraging market actors to mobilise and secure additional supplies of biomass from regional sources. Following a merit-based, objective competition, selected SMEs are awarded 15-20 Innovation Vouchers for the realisation of proposed SSCM pilot projects with the support of specialised advisors. Learning Labs for SME clusters support the implementation of most sustainable and energy efficient solutions in each model region. Tested quality assurance tools are readily installed in the pilots and SMEs receive proper training. A complete LCA of pilot supply chains evaluates their broader environmental and socio-economic impacts, ensuring that QA protocols meet eligible international sustainability standards for high efficiency and low carbon footprint. Suppliers are prepared for and ultimately acquire sustainability certification via independent audits. To facilitate critical financial proofs for market actors and financiers, a risk assessment of supply chains in line with a close mentoring of pilot teams by financial advisors is carried out. Roadshows promoting the pilots showcase that future-proof investment proposals can attract local to international capital for secured implementation and upscaling of efficient solutions. SecureChain exploits and disseminates a broadly transferable SSCM model for local bioenergy chains that fosters sustainable, environmentally compatible mobilisation of biomass sources and a proactive promotion of the market through conscious investments into the bioenergy sector.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/energy conversion
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/botany
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2014-3
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

B.T.G. BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV
Address
Josink Esweg 34
7545 PN Enschede
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 543 561,25

Participants (10)

INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUR WALD UND HOLZ NRW EV

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 208 350
Address
Hafenweg 24A
48155 Munster
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 157 375
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ENERGIKONTOR SYDOST AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 249 250
Address
Smedjegatan 37
351 96 Vaxjo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 112 500
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CLUSTER VIOOIKONOMIAS KAI PERIVALLONTOS DYTIKIS MAKEDONIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 146 375
Address
Zep Area
50100 Kozani
Activity type
Other
MITTETULUNDUSUHING TARTU REGIOONI ENERGIAAGENTUUR
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 92 800
Address
Narva Mnt 3
51009 Tartu
Activity type
Other
DIN CERTCO GESELLSCHAFT FUER KONFORMITAETSBEWERTUNG MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 87 500
Address
Alboinstrasse 56
12103 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CLIMATE BONDS INITIATIVE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 81 250
Address
72 Muswell Hill Place
N103RR London
Activity type
Other
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 46 875
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSORCI CENTRE DE CIENCIA I TECNOLOGIA FORESTAL DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 83 750
Address
Ctra Sant Llorenc De Morunys Km 2
25280 Solsona
Activity type
Research Organisations