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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)

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/forestry
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant breeding/crops
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2007-1-RTD
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

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)

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 166 706
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andre Faaij (Dr.)
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
EU contribution
€ 172 484
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Loisa Kirsi (Ms.)
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 131 075
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Susan Riley (Ms.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 211 860
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tuula Mäkinen (Ms.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 165 614
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kurt Stenudd (Mr.)
B.T.G. BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 140 129
Address
Josink Esweg 34
7545 PN Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Suleyman Akgul (Mr.)
IFEU - INSTITUT FUR ENERGIE- UND UMWELTFORSCHUNG HEIDELBERG GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 130 910
Address
Wilckensstrasse 3
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Guido Reinhardt (Dr.)
NAUKOVO-TEHNICHNII CENTAR BIOMASA LLC
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 42 265
Address
Dubinina Str 8 Of 1
03127 Kyiv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Georgiy Geletukha (Dr.)
MACEDONIAN GEOTHERMAL ASSOCIATION (MAGA)
North Macedonia
EU contribution
€ 37 985
Address
Ul. Dame Gruev Br. 1-3/16
1000 Skopje
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sanja Popovska Vasilevska (Dr.)
INSTITUTE FOR FUELS AND RENEWABLE ENERGY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 44 726
Address
Jagiellonska 55
03301 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrzej Kulczycki (Dr.)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES OF UKRAINE
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 16 333
Address
Herojiv Obrony 15
03041 Kyiv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Petro Lakyda (Prof.)
FACULTY OF FORESTRY,UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 65 912
Address
Svetosimunska
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Davorin Kajba (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 59 920
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martina Gericke (Ms.)
CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 77 254
Address
Marathonos 19Th Km
19009 Pikermi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nikolaos Karapanagiotis (Dr.)
Metsantutkimuslaitos
Finland
EU contribution
€ 81 320
Address
Jokiniemenkuja 1
01370 Vantaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leena Iisalo (Ms.)