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EUROPEAN ENERGY CROPS OVERVIEW. UP-TO-DATE ACHIEVEMENTS ON ENERGY CROPS PRODUCTION PROCESSING AND UTILIZATION IN EUROPE

Objective

The objectives of this concerted action, in which several partners from fourteen EU countries participate is :
1. to improve the access to existing information on the production, processing and
utilisation aspects of energy crops;
2. to enhance the integration of research, development and implementation
activities on energy crops, through :
- the identification of current scientific and practical achievements on energy crops;
- the identification of the differences and similarities of the agricultural, technical,
environmental, economic and institutional aspects of the several energy crops
(such as miscanthus, willow, poplar, rapeseed, sorghum, canary reed, etc.);
- the identification of structural and country specific bottlenecks to be overcome
for large-scale implementation;
- the establishment of sustainable research and cooperation relations between
the currently existing Energy Crops Networks, research institutes, energy
companies and national governments through a European Energy Crops
Information Dissemination and Exchange Network.

The tasks which need to be carried out to reach these objectives are :
1. the development of a standardized reporting format for gathering information in the
fourteen countries;
2. the preparation of fourteen country review reports, following the reporting format
developed;
3. organisation of a 2-days workshop/conference on energy crops production,
processing and utilisation in which these reviews are presented and in which
discussions are held between relevant institutes/organisations on future
initiatives;
4. the preparation of a final report for a broad audience in Europe, which is or
becomes involved in the implementation of energy crops production, processing
and utilisation of energy generation;
5. the establishment of the European Energy Crops Information Dissemination and
Exchange Network.
The project coordinator will be responsible the efficient operation of the concerted action and for the contact to the Commission. Three topic coordinators (on energy crop production, energy crops processing and energy crops utilisation) will guarantee the scientific quality of the work carried out. The project partners will be responsible for the execution of the agreed project tasks and for the information dissemination through the work, and after the project, within their country. An advantage of this project is that it will be realized within 6 to 9 months after the start of the project. This enables full and efficient utilisation of the information gathered in this project by all other projects selected by the Commission under the 4th Framework programme.

Coordinator

BTG Biomass Technology Group B.V.
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Netherlands

Participants (15)

AGENCE DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET DE LA MAITRISE DE L'ENERGIE
France
Address
Square Lafayette, 2 - B.p. 406
49004 Angers
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address

31600 Jokioinen
BUNDESANSTALT FÜR LANDTECCHNIK
Austria
Address
Rottenhauserstraße, 1 - P.o. Box 43
3250 Wieselburg
CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
Greece
Address
19Th Km Marathonos Av.
190 09 Pikermi - Attiki
DANISH INSTITUTE OF PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCE
Denmark
Address
P.o. Box 23
8830 Tjele
Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie l'Energia e l'Ambiente (ENEA)
Italy
Address
Via Anguillarese 301
00060 Santa Maria Di Galeria Roma
HYPERION ENERGY SYSTEMS LTD.
Ireland
Address
Main Street
Watergasshill
I.N.R.A.
France
Address

78850 Thiverval-grignon
SORGHUM ORGANISATION AND RESEARCH GROUP FOR HIGH ALTITUTE OR LATITUDE
Belgium
Address
Rue Saint-victor, 3
4500 Huy
SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Sweden
Address
P.o. Box 7033
750 07 Uppsala
UNITED KINGDOM ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY
United Kingdom
Address
Harwell, 154 B - Didcot
OX11 0RA Oxfordshire
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Av. Complutense
28040 Madrid
UNIVERSIDADE TECNICA DE LISBOA
Portugal
Address
Tapada Da Ajuda
1399 Lisboa
UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
Finland
Address
Viikki F P.o Box 27
00014 Helsinki
UNIVERSITÄT STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Hessbruehlstraße, 49 A
70565 Stuttgart