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Promoting the penetration of agrobiomass heating in European rural areas

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.
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Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Address

Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 415 375

Participants (12)

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FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 312 237,50

ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE LA VALORIZACION ENERGETICA DE LA BIOMASA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 216 743,75

BIOS BIOENERGIESYSTEME GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 336 900

AGRO BUSINESS PARK AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 291 093,75

ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE POUR LA BIOMASSE AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 209 312,50

ZELENA ENERGETSKA ZADRUGA ZA USLUGE

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 197 825

ASOCIATIA GREEN ENERGY

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 151 937,50

INSTITOUTO AGROTIKIS KAI SYNETAIRISTIKIS OIKONOMIAS INASO PASEGES

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 145 137,50

BIOENERGY ASSOCIATION OF UKRAINE

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 214 781,25

WHITE RESEARCH SPRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 160 312,50

AGRONERGY

France

EU Contribution

€ 149 643,75

AGENCE INNOVATION ET INITIATIVES LOCALES ASSOCIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 196 743,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 818369

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.

H2020-EU.3.3.7.

H2020-EU.3.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 998 043,75

  • EU contribution

    € 2 998 043,75

Coordinated by:

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece