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Logistics for Energy Crops' Biomass

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.

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

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)

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CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 62 203

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 216 219,75

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 241 723

ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 265 023

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 264 596,35

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 201 589,80

INSTITUT TECHNOLOGIQUE FCBA (FORETCELLULOSE BOIS-CONSTRUCTION AMEUBLEMENT)

France

EU Contribution

€ 161 460

FUNDACION CENER-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 196 222

ACCIONA ENERGIA S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 155 900

ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE POUR LA BIOMASSE AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 117 822

COPPICE RESOURCES LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 119 043,75

SG BIODRYING LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 29 875

NOBILI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 121 479,20

CF NIELSEN AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 152 567,40

AVERINOX

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 57 701,50

MORE OG ROMSDAL BIOBRENSEL AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 88 228,40

WUUDIS SOLUTIONS OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 91 680

SICA BOURGOGNE PELLETS

France

EU Contribution

€ 76 000

LOGISTIC BIOTRANS SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 89 180

BIOPOPLAR IBERICA SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 10 496,26

INRA TRANSFERT S.A.

France

EU Contribution

€ 161 500

Przemyslowy Instytut Motoryzacji

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 24 448

BIOPOPLAR SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 46 223,74

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 311858

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2012

  • End date

    29 February 2016

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 085 664,58

  • EU contribution

    € 3 499 390

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

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