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Take-off for sustainable supply of woody biomass from agrarian pruning and plantation removal

Objective

uP_running project aims to set the path for the development of the bioenergy utilisation of agrarian pruning and plantation removal (APPR) wood obtained from vineyards, olive groves and fruit tree plantations. uP_running vocation is the abatement of the current immobilism of the value chain actors for the utilization of APPR woody biomass. For that purpose uP_running incorporates a set of straight actions aimed to reshape the sectors perception, to provide evidences of real success and replicable models to follow, as well as to promote the take-off for the utilisation of APPR biomass residues. An intense communication campaign will address the varied target audience with tailored messages and materials to raise the awareness. An impact on policy barriers and on the legal framework currently setting limits for the utilisation of APPR wood will be carried out through direct advocacy and lobbying work at national and EU level. Once the awareness is raised and the sector is released of hindering barriers, a snowball effect will be triggered through multiplicative and dissemination actions. First part of uP_running multiplicative strategy is to create a permanent capacity in Europe, by empowering national and regional agrarian associations, extension services and/or private consultants with capacities to give support for decision making to farmers, cooperatives and agro-industries owing the APPR residues. A call for entrepreneurship will put into operation the newly created capacities in 7 EU countries to promote the decision making of pioneer entrepreneurs. Setting up and running new APPR biomass value chains is the key for a self-replication and to further contribute to the development of the bio-economy in Europe. The actions will be initiated in a set of 4 “demo” countries (that together account for 50% of EU potential), replicated in 3 relevant EU countries, and extended through precursor actions to 7 additional EU countries.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2015-3
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Coordinator

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS
Address
Parque Empresarial Dinamiza, Avda. De Ranillas, 3D
50018 Zaragoza
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 316 788,75

Participants (11)

ASOCIACION AGRARIA DE JOVENES AGRICULTORES ALTO ARAGON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 134 816,25
Address
Calle Fernando El Catolico 16
22300 Barbastro Huesca
Activity type
Other
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 255 523,75
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
PANHELLENIC CONFEDERATION OF UNIONS OF AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES SOMATEIO

Participation ended

Greece
EU contribution
€ 18 066,51
Address
Arkadias Str & Mesogion Avenue 26
11526 Athens
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FOGGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 196 411,25
Address
Via Gramsci 89/91
71122 Foggia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DISTRETTO AGROALIMENTARE REGIONALE SCRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 313 173,75
Address
Via Gramsci, 89/91
71100 Foggia
Activity type
Other
NAUKOVO-TEHNICHNII CENTAR BIOMASA LLC
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 106 950
Address
Dubinina Str 8 Of 1
03127 Kyiv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIATION UKRAINIAN AGRIBUSINESSCLUB
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 140 633,75
Address
4/10 Tbiliskyi Lane
03055 Kiev
Activity type
Other
CONFEDERACAO NACIONAL DAS COOPERATIVAS AGRICOLAS E DO CREDITO AGRICOLA DE PORTUGAL CCRL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 75 345
Address
Rua Maria Andrade 13
1170 215 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
SERVICES COOP DE FRANCE, UNION DES COOPERATIVES AGRICOLES
France
EU contribution
€ 109 038,75
Address
43 Rue Sedaine
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HRVATSKA POLJOPRIVREDNA KOMORA
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 78 573,75
Address
Ulica Grada Vukovara 78
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITOUTO AGROTIKIS KAI SYNETAIRISTIKIS OIKONOMIAS INASO PASEGES
Greece
EU contribution
€ 247 598,49
Address
Arkadias 26
115 26 Athens
Activity type
Research Organisations