Part-financed by The European Union
European Regional Development Fund and European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument
The seminar “How to prepare investment process in ekoenergetics? - The key actions to convince local stakeholders and public” is devoted to the problem of investment process preparing in ekoenergetics.
Take part in the Bioenergy Promotion 2 conference, which will give you some ideas how regions can make full use of their bioenergy resources and potentials. Regions implementing bioenergy strategies will report on their targets, successes and lessons learned.
The first newsletter of the extension stage project Bioenergy promotion 2 has been published.
Regional bioenergy stakeholders with an emphasis on woody biomass met for the region of Rotenburg at the kick-off meeting of BIOENERGY PROMOTION 2 in April 2012.
Cooperation with the Baltic 21, CBSS Expert Group on Sustainable Development is the focus of task 4.2 of Bioenergy Promotion II. This cooperation is an important mechanism to ensure dissemination of bioenergy policies and to create understanding of the role bioenergy is playing within the energy sector, agriculture, rural development, business development and other fields of action.
On 6 June 2012, the European Commission presented a Communication on its renewable energy policy, outlining options for the period beyond 2020. It confirms the market integration of renewables and the need for their growth in the decades after 2020.
The European Commission is inviting comments on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). The EUSBSR was launched in 2009. It aims to make the Baltic Sea Region cleaner, more connected and more prosperous. The Strategy is a pilot initiative where the Macro-regional concept is tried and tested in a specific geographic area. The EUSBSR was followed by the introduction of a Strategy for the Danube Region.
The Bioenergy Promotion task 4.6 “Strategic Management Plans” was carried out in the second half of the project period and is the last one to be reported in this project as a result that it is a “summary” of the whole project. The task was performed in ten different regions and involving 15 project partners. The work was focused on how to implement strategic management plans considering bioenergy in the different regions on local and/or regional level.
The final summary report for the main stage Bioenergy Promotion -project has been finalised in February 2012.
Within the task 5.2 cases of businesses in the bioenergy sector have been identified and analysed. Good examples were selected using sustainability criteria.
The summary report on the Business Environment Assessment in the Baltic Sea Region has been issued. The work has been performed under the task 5.2 Business Environment Assessment and Sustainable Business Models, lead by Spektrum CWWM with support of ConVoco Ltd. The report is a result of work of a group of partners from nine countries in the BSR, performed using the methodology designed by ConVoco.
The work, started during the Bioenergy Promotion-project, will be continued in the framework of the “extension stage” instrument of the Baltic Sea Region Programme. The objective of the project activities of the thirteen project partners during the Extension Stage is to extend the strategic outputs of the main stage project into the Baltic Sea Region and national political arenas and also into the daily grind of utility companies and local and regional administration.
The event took place on the 22nd of November 2011 in Poznań, Poland during the POLEKO Fairs, an International Trade Fair of Environmental Protection held within the Polish presidency in the European Union. The workshop provided an excellent opportunity to discuss the challenges and changing policies in the bioenergy energy sector in the framework of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and the subsequent National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs).
On the 22nd of November 2011 about 60 policy makers, researchers and businessmen and women met in Poznań, Poland to discuss models for sustainable business in the bioenergy sector. The idea of Sustainable Business Models using sustainability criteria developed in the Bioenergy Promotion project was the conceptual frame of this international event.
Third Bioenergy Promotion project conference "Sustainable Bioenergy Concepts in the Baltic Sea Region" was held in Rostock, Germany 3.-4.11.2011.
German is facing a fundamental shift in its energy supply: After the disaster in Fukushima the Parliament decided that by 2020 at the latest the last German nuclear power plant will be closed down while at the same time the ambitious climate change targets for Germany will not be changed.
Registration for the Sustainable Bioenergy Concepts in the Baltic Sea Region -conference has started. The 3rd and final international Bioenergy Promotion conference will be held in Rostock, Germany from 2nd - 4th of November 2011. The conference is organized at the same time with the German Rostocker Bioenergieforum.
This task is led by the Swedish Board of Agriculture and focuses on the formulation of principles and criteria for a sustainable production of bioenergy. To this purpose, two workshops and one cross-fertilization seminar were held in Sweden and Finland.
This task is led by the German Agency of Renewable Resources (Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. - FNR) and has basically a three step approach: The first step includes the identification of 11 sustainability initiatives and certification systems for bioenergy used in the Baltic Sea Region. As a second step the underlying criteria covered by those initiatives and certification systems were compared to those criteria developed in the frame of Bioenergy Promotion for the BSR (Task 3.1) and the main differences were identified.
Task 3.4 is led by the University of Rostock. The main steps include the selection of policy showcases from eight BSR countries illustrating how sustainability principles and criteria can be integrated into regional and municipal policy frameworks. The Bioenergy Promotion newsletters present a number of showcases in more detail.