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Jan 23, 2014 Adobe PDF: Download Wp3 final

Business model description -Lundby bioenergy terminal - Sweden

All companies builds upon creating a customer value perceived bigger than the cost for the service/product. To be able to profitable create this value the company needs to control and guarantee that the production and distribution costs etc in total is less than the total sales revenues. The figure below illustrates the issues that have to be addressed within a business model*. The answer and outcomes of these issues should be handled within the company’s business plan and priorities between actions and allocation of resources.

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Jan 23, 2014 Adobe PDF: Download Wp3 final

Implementation of Bioenergy Promotion Strategy in Kaunas Region

Strategy implementation activities involve wide range of activities, such as support meetings with politicians on national, regional levels, as well as informational seminars with regional and municipal planners, bioenergy stakeholders, and other interested institutions.

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Jan 22, 2014 Adobe PDF: Download Wp4 final

Policy lessons gained in selected demo regions

Several of the partner organizations decided to translate the lessons from the demonstration, awareness raising, mobilization and training activities in the demo regions (cf. chapter 4) and partly from the transfer and testing activities (cf. chapters 5 and 6) into practical policy recommendations. To this end they prepared monitoring reports and organized policy lesson workshops with policy makers, support scheme managers and policy advisory bodies.

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Jan 22, 2014 Adobe PDF: Download Wp4 final

Feeding results into the new European funding programmes 2014-2020

Bioenergy production and use is among the priorities of several key EU funding programmes, including the national and regional Operational Programmes under the Cohesion Fund and the European Regional Development Fund, and the rural development programmes under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. However, in many of these national and regional programmes, sustainability principles and criteria for bioenergy have been included only to a very limited extent, if not marginally so far.

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Jan 22, 2014 Adobe PDF: Download Wp4 final

Dialogue with the Council of Baltic Sea States Expert Group on Sustainable Development “Baltic 21” and other policy actors in the Baltic Sea Region

The Council of Baltic Sea States Expert Group on Sustainable Development / “Baltic 21”, which is an associated partner in the project, is a key actor for disseminating policy recommendations among other transnational and national stakeholders in the Baltic Sea Region. In this co-operation three main activities have been carried out. In Stockholm the project organized two roundtables to discuss the project’s progress and results with the Baltic 21; and the project gave a presentation to an agricultural conference, co-organized by Baltic 21, in 2013 in St. Petersburg.

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Jan 22, 2014 Adobe PDF: Download Wp4 final

“Testing” the sustainability principles and criteria developed during the Main stage project

In contrast to biofuels and bioliquids, for which binding, EU-wide sustainability criteria are in place, the introduction of corresponding criteria for solid and gaseous biomass has so far been left to the discretion of member states. In the absence of binding EU-wide sustainability criteria for solid and gaseous biomass, several energy utility companies and grid transmission operators started to set up and implement corporate sustainability schemes on a voluntary basis. Several utility companies concluded voluntary agreements with public authorities.

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Jan 20, 2014 Adobe PDF: Download Wp3 final - Wp4 final

Transfer initiative and actions in the region of Latgale (Latvia)

The most comprehensive transfer activity has been with the region of Latgale. This region borders the Russian Federation in the east, the Republic of Belarus in southeast, and the Republic of Lithuania in the south. According to the current administrative division, Latgale Region incorporates 19 counties.

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Jan 20, 2014 Adobe PDF: Download Wp3 final - Wp4 final

Transfer actions and results in the region of Grodno (Belarus)

The Grodno Region Forestry Board (PLHO) participated in the Main stage of the project as a project partner and continued to co-operate as an associate partner during the Extension stage. Although the Board had the official status of an observer, it actively took part in project meetings and conferences, and is highly committed to transfer the gained knowledge and expertise to the 11 forestry units which are part of the association.

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Jan 20, 2014 Adobe PDF: Download Wp3 final

Experience in the demo region of Tukums (Latvia)

The municipality of Tukums is located in the western part of Latvia, around 70 km from the capital Riga. The main activities performed within the project framework include an analysis of the Sustainable Energy Action Plan of Tukums and the organization of workshops and discussions to raise the awareness of sustainable production and use of bioenergy. Events such as the Energy Day of Tukums municipality, including workshops on the use of renewable energy supportive technology in the demo region, were carried out during the Extension stage.

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