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Biomass Energy Europe

Biomass Energy Europe

Objective

The objective of the project is to harmonise biomass resource assessments, focusing on the availability of biomass for energy in Europe and its neighbouring regions. This harmonisation will improve the consistency, accuracy and reliability of biomass assessments, which can serve the planning of a transition to renewable energy in the European Union. The project activities will include (i) the analysis of recently conducted biomass resource assessments, (ii) the analysis of policy backgrounds, sustainability criteria and user requirements, (iii) the analysis of currently applied methodologies, (iv) an inventory of data sources and ongoing activities aimed at improved data quality and accessibility, (v) a proposal for a harmonised biomass potential assessment methodology, (vi) an illustration and validation of the developed approach in case studies at EU-27, the Pan-European level and for select countries, (vii) an evaluation of the harmonised approach and – if necessary – the identification of priorities for further development. The major focus will be (1) on methodological and dataset harmonisations fostered by ongoing research of a multidisciplinary team of project participants and (2) on the opportunities of utilising both earth observation and terrestrial data for biomass assessments and the integration of multiple data sources. The relevant sectors that will be investigated are forestry, energy crops and residues from traditional agriculture and waste. The consortium will build on its complementary sectorial expertise, which will allow the production of sector-overarching studies, taking competitive and economic aspects into account. Intensive scientific cooperation and dissemination will comprise the discussion of its objectives, interim and final results with stakeholders including the EC DGs, EEA, Eurostat, UN/ECE, research, industry, national ministries and associated authorities and sectorial organisations (ren. energy, agriculture, forestry, waste)

Coordinator

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG

Address

Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 271 498

Administrative Contact

Gabriela Hafke-Wessel (Ms.)

Participants (15)

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UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 166 706

EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 172 484

INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 131 075

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 211 860

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 165 614

B.T.G. BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 140 129

IFEU - INSTITUT FUR ENERGIE UND UMWELTFORSCHUNG HEIDELBERG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 130 910

NAUKOVO-TEHNICHNII CENTAR BIOMASA LLC

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 42 265

MACEDONIAN GEOTHERMAL ASSOCIATION (MAGA)

North Macedonia

EU Contribution

€ 37 985

INSTITUTE FOR FUELS AND RENEWABLE ENERGY

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 44 726

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES OF UKRAINE

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 16 333

FACULTY OF FORESTRY,UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 65 912

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 59 920

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 77 254

Metsantutkimuslaitos

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 81 320

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 213417

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2008

  • End date

    30 November 2010

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 820 807

  • EU contribution

    € 1 815 991

Coordinated by:

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG

Germany

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