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Securing Sustainable Dendromass Production with Poplar Plantations in European Rural Areas

Objective

Dendromass4Europe (D4E) aims at establishing sustainable, Short-Rotation Coppice (SRC)-based regional cropping systems for agricultural dendromass on marginal land that feed into bio-based value chains and create additional job opportunities in rural areas. For that purpose, 2,500 ha of short rotation poplar plantations are established, including marginal or currently unused land in rural areas of the Slovak Republic and Hungary. These plantations will provide the feedstock for the establishment of four new bio-based value chains based upon products from wood and bark from poplar trees: (1) a functionally adapted lightweight fibreboard, (2) eco-fungicidal moulded fibre parts, (3) a bark-enriched wood-plastic composite and (4) a multi-purpose wood-plastic granulate.
Besides developing attractive business opportunities, the activities of the industrial partners in D4E will generate profit for the rural economy (income for farmers, employment opportunities). A large number of farmers and rural land owners will directly benefit from the diversification and increase of revenues through their involvement into D4E. The main responsible plantation owner IKEA Industries Malacky provides a framework for land acquisition. With the plantation management, the respective farmers and land owners in rural western Slovakia and in north-western Hungary will have direct access to a new bio-based market of three industrial partners. Based on the above mentioned impact of D4E plantations for the farmers’ income, new primary agricultural jobs will be created, mainly for local people and opening possibilities for disadvantaged groups. New green jobs in rural areas will also originate from the D4E at the production plants of the industrial partners.
The consortium D4E unites expertise from industrial and academic partners in the relevant fields along the production, processing and utilization of products from short-rotation coppice.

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Net EU contribution
€ 4 403 360,00
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Germany

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Region
Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

IKEA INDUSTRY SLOVAKIA SRO
Slovakia
Net EU contribution
€ 844 805,05
Address
Tovarenska 2614/19
901 01 Malacky

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Region
Slovensko Bratislavský kraj Bratislavský kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 6 252 288,70
PULP-TEC SPOLKA Z ORGANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA SPOLKA KOMANDYTOWA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 748 550,00
Address
Ul. Rokicinska 168
92 412 Lodz

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Makroregion centralny Łódzkie Łódzki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 748 550,00
KOMPETENZZENTRUM HOLZ GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 636 685,00
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz

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Region
Westösterreich Oberösterreich Linz-Wels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 562 895,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
OKOFORESTINO KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGUTARSASAG
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 428 925,00
Address
Ibolya Ut 11. V. Em. 21
9400 Sopron

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Dunántúl Nyugat-Dunántúl Győr-Moson-Sopron
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 183 825,00
DAPHNE - INSTITUT APLIKOVANEJ EKOLOGIE
Slovakia
Net EU contribution
€ 185 875,00
Address
Podunajska 24
821 06 Bratislava

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Region
Slovensko Bratislavský kraj Bratislavský kraj
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ENERGOCHEMICA TRADING AS

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Slovakia
Net EU contribution
€ 220 980,00
Address
Pribinova 25
81109 Bratislava

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Region
Slovensko Bratislavský kraj Bratislavský kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 147 320,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

TECHNOLOGICKY INSTITUT A. RUPRECHTAAS

Participation ended

Slovakia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Grosslingova 45
811 09 Bratislava

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Region
Slovensko Bratislavský kraj Bratislavský kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 30 375,00
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Uppsala län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PULP-TEC COMPOUND GMBH + CO KG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 319 725,00
Address
Am Hartpappenwerk 10
01877 Neustadt (In Sachsen)

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Sachsen Dresden Bautzen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 137 025,00
TERRAINECO SRO
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 784 278,25
Address
Manesova 535/29
737 01 Cesky Tesin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Moravskoslezsko Moravskoslezský kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 336 119,25