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Promoting the penetration of agrobiomass heating in European rural areas

Objective

AgroBioHeat project aims to produce a mass deployment of improved and market ready agrobiomass heating solutions in Europe. Agrobiomass is a large, underexploited and indigenous resource, which can support the achievement of the European Energy and Climate targets, while promoting rural development and circular economy. AgroBioHeat actions will take place mostly in 6 EU countries (GR, ES, FR, RO, HR, UA; 5 EU28+Ukraine) where extensive engagement actions are foreseen. Engagement and matchmaking actions will lead to trigger more than 80 initiatives on agrobiomass for heat, 8 of which will be closely accompanied. To generate trust to market actors, the project will detect more than 100 cases running on agrobiomass and 12 will be approached, documented, visualized and visited by potential early adopters. Simultaneously, the project will perform more than 44 tests, covering different market heating technologies and agrobiomass in order to generate reliable data on its emissions and operational performance, and to show the market and community the existing improved technologies. On the EU level, these results will contribute to the anticipated review of the Ecodesign regulation for agrobiomass boilers, while providing suggestions for suitable emission limits in the 500 kW-1 MW range facilities; thus a harmonization of EU legislation will be achieved. Strategic plans for the deployment of agrobiomass for heating market will be drafted and discussed with more than 240 policy makers in the 6 countries. Promotion of the market includes agrobiomass corners at 15 fairs and a dedicated Observatory tool to visualize cases and technology. 60 technicians from ESCOs and installers in the 6 countries will be trained to be ready to adopt mature agrobiomass heating solutions. Social research capturing perceptions of at least 3,500 people will feed into the formulation of a tailored dissemination campaign, aiming to bring the agrobiomass heating solutions to a wider audience.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2018-RES-SingleStage
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 415 375

Participants (12)

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 312 237,50
Address
Parque Empresarial Dinamiza, Avda. De Ranillas, 3D
50018 Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE LA VALORIZACION ENERGETICA DE LA BIOMASA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 216 743,75
Address
C Panaderos 58 Entreplanta
47004 Valladolid
Activity type
Other
BIOS BIOENERGIESYSTEME GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 336 900
Address
Hedwig-katschinka-strasse 4
8020 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FBCD AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 291 093,75
Address
Niels Pedersens Alle 2
8830 Tjele
Activity type
Other
BIOENERGY EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 209 312,50
Address
Place Du Champ De Mars 2
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
ZELENA ENERGETSKA ZADRUGA ZA USLUGE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 197 825
Address
Bukovacka Cesta 110
10000 Grad Zagreb
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASOCIATIA GREEN ENERGY
Romania
EU contribution
€ 151 937,50
Address
Str Presei 4 Biroul 6/B
520064 Sfantu Gheorghe Covasna
Activity type
Other
INSTITOUTO AGROTIKIS KAI SYNETAIRISTIKIS OIKONOMIAS INASO PASEGES
Greece
EU contribution
€ 145 137,50
Address
Arkadias 26
115 26 Athens
Activity type
Research Organisations
BIOENERGY ASSOCIATION OF UKRAINE
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 214 781,25
Address
Street Velika Zhytomyrska 8A
01034 Kiev
Activity type
Other
WHITE RESEARCH SPRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 160 312,50
Address
Avenue De La Toison D'or 67
1060 Saint Gilles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGRONERGY
France
EU contribution
€ 149 643,75
Address
Avenue Du Champ De Mars 1 Cs 30019
45074 Orleans
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENCE INNOVATION ET INITIATIVES LOCALES ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 196 743,75
Address
Rue De Saint Brieuc 73
35000 Rennes
Activity type
Other