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Fostering Sustainable Feedstock Production for Advanced Biofuels on underutilised land in Europe

Objective

Sustainable bioenergy production and use in the EU should be further developed in order to support Member States (MS) achieving 20-20-20 targets and foster rural development as set out in EIP AGRI. FORBIO will demonstrate the viability of using land in MSs for non-food bioenergy feedstock production without interfering with the production of food or feed, nor with land currently used for recreational and/or conservational purposes. Competition with other uses of the land is only one component of the sustainability of bioenergy and a number of cross-cutting environmental, social and economic aspects may present challenges to the extended deployment of these value chains, while assuring that biofuel sustainability standards are met. FORBIO will develop a methodology to assess bioenergy production potential on available “underutilised lands” in Europe (contaminated, abandoned, fallow land, etc.) at national and local level. In addition, in this context the project will provide multiple feasibility studies in selected case study locations in three countries that that aim to set the basis for building up local bioenergy value chains that meet the highest sustainability standards and improve efficiency and sustainability of those already available in the case study sites through the provision of roadmaps for bioenergy development.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/biofuels
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2015-3
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

WIRTSCHAFT UND INFRASTRUKTUR GMBH & CO PLANUNGS KG
Address
Sylvensteinstrasse 2
81369 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 302 718,75

Participants (11)

THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 406 250
Address
Viale Delle Terme Di Caracalla
00153 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
GEONARDO ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIESLTD
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 221 875
Address
Zahony U 7
1031 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 148 875
Address
Via Po 14
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
INGEG S.R.L
Italy
EU contribution
€ 182 750
Address
Strada Ribrocca 11
15057 Tortona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BLACKSMITH INITIATIVE (UK)
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 60 437,50
Address
167 Fleet Street 8Th Floor
EC4A 2EA London
Activity type
Other
NAUKOVO-TEHNICHNII CENTAR BIOMASA LLC
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 86 812,50
Address
Dubinina Str 8 Of 1
03127 Kyiv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRUL PENTRU PROMOVAREA ENERGIEI CURATE SI EFICIENTA IN ROMANIA ENERO ASOCIATIEI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 63 625
Address
Str Feroviarilor 51 Et 3 Ap 13 Sector 1
032092 Bucuresti
Activity type
Research Organisations
FORSHUNGSINSTITUTE FUR BERGBAUFOLGELANDSCAFTEN E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 197 200
Address
Braunhausweg 2
03238 Finsterwalde
Activity type
Research Organisations
POLSKIE TOWARZYSTWO BIOMASY POLBIOM
Poland
EU contribution
€ 82 600
Address
Ul Rakowiecka Nr 32 Lok 136
02 532 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN LANDOWNERS ORGANIZATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 117 500
Address
Rue De Treves 67
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 70 937,50
Address
National Technological Park, Plassey
- Limerick
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments