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Promoting sustainable use of underutilized lands for bioenergy production through a web-based Platform for Europe

Project description

Growing bioenergy on marginal, underutilised and contaminated lands

Marginalised, underutilised and contaminated (MUC) lands could prove useful for non-food biomass production. In this context, the EU-funded BIOPLAT-EU project will promote the market uptake of sustainable bioenergy in Europe using these lands, which do not compete with food and feed production. Firstly, the project will create a database of maps of MUC lands in Europe, as well as a public user-friendly tool to search for these lands in order to facilitate sustainability assessments. For instance, users can select a suitable crop and bioenergy pathway. The project will also develop a web-based platform that serves as a support tool for decision-making based on the findings of feasibility studies and business models formulated by the project.


The BIOPLAT-EU proposal will promote and support the uptake of sustainable bioenergy projects on marginal, underutilized and contaminated lands (MUC lands). These lands cannot be used for food production or for recreational and conservation purposes, but in some cases, they still retain the potential to produce biomass for non-food purposes. Moreover such use of these lands is not known to stakeholders, therefore the proposal will promote and inform about such opportunities through a web-based platform which will include a public user friendly tool using global information system that will assess the environmental, social and techno-economic sustainability aspects of defined value chains for bioenergy production on MUC lands and through stakeholder engagement activities. In order to remove legal barriers for the uptake of such projects, communication activities with the responsible authorities will be organised. As for the technical and financial barriers, the proposal will support stakeholders and give guidance on how such projects can be implemented. Moreover, it will link biomass producers and processors with investors and will guide them on how to make their projects bankable.

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Net EU contribution
€ 337 125,00
Sylvensteinstrasse 2
81369 Muenchen

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

Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

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