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Sustainable exploitation of biomass for bioenergy from marginal lands in Europe

Objective

The aim of the SEEMLA project is the reliable and sustainable exploitation of biomass from marginal lands (MagL), which are used neither for food nor feed production and are not posing an environmental threat.

The main target groups are regional authorities and public or private owners of MagLs, who can provide knowledge on land availability and are responsible for managing these. Furthermore foresters, farmers and the civil society affected by transformation of MagL into energy crop plantations are important cooperation partners for the project’s success.

The initial challenge of the project is to define MagL. In order to achieve high yields on the MagL the goal is to develop and optimize cropping systems for special sites. The project focuses both on existing plantations of energy crops on MagL and on the establishment of new plantations on MagLs. General guidelines and manuals shall attract and help relevant stakeholders as well as piloting shall prove the feasibility of SEEMLA results.

The first scenario will enable the assessment of good practice and the refinement of current practices, making them more sustainable (environmental, economic, social). The second approach will transfer good practices to underused MagL.

The project will focus on three main objectives: the promotion of re-conversion of MagLs for the production of bioenergy through the direct involvement of farmers and foresters, the strengthening of local small scale supply chains and the promotion of plantations of bioenergy plants on MagLs. Moreover the expected impacts are: Increasing the production of bioenergy, farmers’ incomes, investments in new technologies and the design of new policy measures.

The project team is balanced between scientific and technical partners as well as national and regional organisations. By including partners from South-East, Eastern and Central Europe the knowledge transfer between regions of different climatic and political backgrounds can be established.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/natural resource management
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /social sciences/political science/political policy/civil society
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2015-3
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

FACHAGENTUR NACHWACHSENDE ROHSTOFFE EV
Address
Hofplatz 1
18276 Gulzow
Germany
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 301 775

Participants (7)

IFEU - INSTITUT FUR ENERGIE- UND UMWELTFORSCHUNG HEIDELBERG GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 300 978,75
Address
Wilckensstrasse 3
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
BRANDENBURGISCHE TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT COTTBUS-SENFTENBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 302 171,25
Address
Platz Der Deutschen Einheit 1
03046 Cottbus
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEGAMBIENTE ASSOCIAZIONE ONLUS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 181 275
Address
Via Salaria 403
00199 Roma
Activity type
Other
DIMOKRITIO PANEPISTIMIO THRAKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 167 525
Address
Panepistimioupoli Rectorate Building
69100 Komotini
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DECENTRALISED ADMINISTRATION OF MACEDONIA&THRACE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 164 975
Address
Prof. Rossidi 11
54655 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTITUTE OF BIOENERGY CROPS AND SUGAR BEET NATIONAL ACADEMY OF AGRARIAN SCIENCES OF UKRAINE
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 77 097,50
Address
Klinichna 25
03141 Kiev
Activity type
Research Organisations
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY SALIX ENERGY
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 134 086,25
Address
Strilche Village, Centralnaja Street 74
45734 Volyn Region, Horokhiv District
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)