Part-financed by The European Union
European Regional Development Fund and European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument
May 20, 2013
With inspiration from the Bioenergy Promotion project several new initiatives have been launched in Region Zealand in Denmark.
During 2013 and the first half of 2014 the 2nd generation of the Regional Climate Strategy is being developed. For developing the strategy we are using a multi-stakeholder approach in order to ensure that all key players are involved, and the best available knowledge is integrated into in the drafting process. The strategy will combine the two major challenges - mitigation and adaptation - and convert these challenges into business development opportunities.
Among the basic elements in the future regional energy system are biomass-based solutions. Some of the most important aspects are:
Finally the principles and criteria for sustainable bioenergy systems from Bioenergy Promotion - and the improved version from Bioenergy Promotion 2 - will be included in the part of the Regional Climate Strategy addressing the design of the regional energy system.
In the autumn 2012 Region Zealand decided to launch a large programme on bioenergy promotion. A partnership consisting of 12 municipalities and 6 other key energy stakeholders related to research, industrial and agricultural development are carrying out the Bioenergy Region Zealand programme during 2013-2015. The programme has a total budget of 2.35 Mio Euro, and it is co-financed by the EU Regional Fund and Region Zealand.
The regional programme has made use of several of the findings, data and analyses developed during the main phase of the Bioenergy Promotion project. And Roskilde University, who was one of the partners in Bioenergy Promotion, is also partner in this programme.
The purpose of the programme is to prepare the establishment of bioenergy plants and to mobilise existing and new biomass resources for energy production. Thus some of the main activities are: