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Logistics for Energy Crops' Biomass

Objective

Cost-efficient, environmental-friendly and socially sustainable biomass supply chains are urgently needed to achieve the 2020 targets of the Strategic Energy Technologies-Plan of the European Union, which are likely to be impeded by the potential scarcity of lignocellulosic biomass from agriculture. Innovative techniques for crop management, biomass harvesting and pre-treatment, storage and transport offer a prime avenue to increase biomass supply while keeping costs down and minimizing adverse environmental impacts.
The LogistEC project aims at developing new or improved technologies for all steps of the logistics chains, and at assessing their sustainability at supply-area level for small to large-scale bio-based projects. It encompasses all types of lignocellulosic crops: annual and multi-annual crops, perennial grasses, and short-rotation coppice.
Through specific meta-analyses, laboratory tests, field trials, ecosystem modelling and mechanical engineering, the project will deliver recommendations for optimal technologies as well as new equipments and systems. A framework will be developed to integrate chain components and assess their sustainability in terms of environmental, economic and social impacts. It will enable a multi-criteria optimization of the supply chains, making the most of the progresses achieved in the new logistics technologies. The optimization system will be developed and tested in a set of bio-energy and bio-materials case-studies across Europe. Improved logistics will be demonstrated at pilot and industrial scales in 2 regions (Eastern France and Southern Spain) for existing bio-energy and bio-materials value chains. All technology developments will be carried out with industrial partners, to speed up their transfer to market. Project results will be disseminated to the relevant stakeholder groups via scientific and technical conferences, targeted events in connection with the demonstration sites, the project web site and newsletters.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/biomaterials
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant breeding/crops
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 548 207,85
Administrative Contact
Antoine Moatti (Mr.)

Participants (23)

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 62 203
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Collados Martín-Posadillo (Ms.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 216 219,75
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrik Stuhr Christensen (Mr.)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 241 723
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sandra Wagenaar (Ms.)
ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 265 023
Address
West Common
AL52JQ Harpenden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Evelyn Holliday (Ms.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 264 596,35
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Solfrid Marie Sørensen (Ms.)
SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 201 589,80
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Enrico Bonari (Prof.)
INSTITUT TECHNOLOGIQUE FCBA (FORETCELLULOSE BOIS-CONSTRUCTION AMEUBLEMENT)
France
EU contribution
€ 161 460
Address
10 Rue De Galilee
77420 Champs Sur Marne
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Morgan Vuillermoz (Ms.)
FUNDACION CENER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 196 222
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 7
31621 Sarriguren
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elena Arbizu (Ms.)
ACCIONA ENERGIA S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 155 900
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 5
31621 Sarriguren
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cristina Rezusta (Ms.)
BIOENERGY EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 117 822
Address
Place Du Champ De Mars 2
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jean-Marc Jossart (Mr.)
COPPICE RESOURCES LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 119 043,75
Address
Sutton Grange Sutton Cum Lound
DN22 8SB Retford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mark Paulson (Mr.)
SG BIODRYING LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 29 875
Address
Sutton Grange Sutton Cum Lound
DN22 8SB Retford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fred Walter (Mr.)
NOBILI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 121 479,20
Address
Via Circonvallazione Sud 46
40062 Molinella
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mario Rossi (Mr.)
CF NIELSEN AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 152 567,40
Address
Solbjergvej 19
9574 Baelum
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mogens Slot Knudsen (Mr.)
AVERINOX
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 57 701,50
Address
Wateringweg 32
2031 EJ Haarlem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rolf Kuhr (Mr.)
MORE OG ROMSDAL BIOBRENSEL AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 88 228,40
Address
Karvag
6530 Averoy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sigmund Rosvoll (Mr.)
WUUDIS SOLUTIONS OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 91 680
Address
Kiillekuja 1
50130 Mikkeli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Seppo Huurinainen (Mr.)
SICA BOURGOGNE PELLETS
France
EU contribution
€ 76 000
Address
La Sucrerie
21110 Aiserey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Etienne Genet (Mr.)
LOGISTIC BIOTRANS SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 89 180
Address
Parcela D 1 Del Poligono Industrial Rocaforte
31400 Sanguesa Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Manuel Esparza (Mr.)
BIOPOPLAR IBERICA SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 10 496,26
Address
Calle Guell - Edificio Cinc 58
17005 Girona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jordi Salvia (Mr.)
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 161 500
Address
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 28
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vincent Troillard (Mr.)
PRZEMYSLOWY INSTYTUT MOTORYZACJI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 24 448
Address
Ul. Jagiellonska 55
03 301 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Danuta Kowalczyk (Ms.)
BIOPOPLAR SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 46 223,74
Address
Localita Sant'isidoro, 97
12030 Cavallermaggiore
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roberto Robetti (Mr.)