Part-financed by The European Union
European Regional Development Fund and European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument
Task 3.3 is led by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in cooperation with the Environmental Policy Research Centre, Berlin. The main steps so far include an EU policy assessment, the development of a policy guidance paper and seven (draft) country policy assessments. The guidance paper contains mostly trans-national policy recommendations referring to the formulation and implementation of the National Renewable Energy Action Plans. Based on the paper resp. its draft versions committed project partners in Finland, Estonia, Poland and Latvia prepared targeted policy recommendations for national policy makers and policy advisory organizations in the frame of NREAP formulation processes.
The newsletter 2/2011 includes new project results with case studies and questionnaires among others and read about “Biomass-Waste-Energy 2001” -seminar. Remember also to register for the Green Event 2011, which is held in Potsdam Germany 15th – 17th of June.
The summary of the first, second and third Progress Report is now available.
First newsletter for the year 2011 includes one of the regional policy showcases (good practices) which was elaborated in task 3.4 Good practice policy showcases, introduction to three booklets published under WP 2: Management of naturally afforested farmland, Results of trials of mechanized forest planting technologies in Latvia and Guidebook on short rotation willow plantations. In addition, check the latest news and up-coming events.
An energy independent german village, biodiesel production from household waste in Norway and Utilization of biogas from farm waste in Latvia are three projects choosen as the best regional best practice models by the Bioenergy Promotion project.
The Bioenergy Promotion projects annual conference was completed November 25th and 26th 2010 under the headline: Promoting sustainable bioenergy production and use - policies, showcases and business solutions in the Baltic Sea Region
“Biomass potential in Poland is estimated to enable biogas production in the amount of ca. 2 biollion cubic meter by 2020. In order to use this potential, Polish government has prepared the program entitled ‘Directions for agricultural biogas-plants development in Poland in 2010-2020’, which is currently discussed by the Council of Ministers”, says Mr Marek Sawicki, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Poland.
The registration for the Promoting sustainable bioenergy production and use - policies, showcases and business solutions in the Baltic Sea Region -conference is now open!
After one year of solid work on the Bioenergy Promotion project, Sonja Ewerstein is able to sum up the achivements so far. One significant achievement is that the Bioenergy Promotion project has been selected as a flagship project in the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, and that can be seen as a stamp of approval for the overall progress of the project. Please see Sonja Ewersteins presentation for more specifics on the progress of each workpackage:
Check out new project results and info about European Commission biomass sustainability report and news from WP 5 Gdansk meeting from the newsletter 3/2010 published on 6th of July. In addition, up-dated information about the project conference, which will be held in Kaunas, Lithuania November 2010 and project nominations can be found from the newsletter.
As we are approaching the half way point of the project period a number of deliverables have already been achieved. Hopefully the excellent progress will continue through out the project. Some of the most important document this far are:
The final report on Task 4.2 - Regional bioenergy potential -, provided by the Chamber of Agriculture Lower Saxony, Germany, is now available.
The objective of WP 3 Policy within the project Bioenergy Promotion is to promote a sustainable production and use of biomass for energy purposes. As a part of WP 3, task 3.1 have been working on the development and formulation of principles and criteria for a sustainable production of bioenergy.
In the poster session on the 12 th of March countries from the participating programmes were presented with posters about their strategies in implementation of the sustainability criteria of Renewable Energy Directive.
The Newsletter 2/2010 has now been released and you can find it also on the website.
By means of resources from Baltic 21 the initial Bioenergy Promotion project partners from Russia has now published a report on the bioenergy situation in the north west part of Russia.
New contacts could mean new business opportunities! Bioenergy Promotion Project is coorganising a matchmaking event (pre-booked meetings) at World Bioenergy and Elmia Recycling to Energy in Jönköping, Sweden, on May 25-26, 2010.
Bioenergy Promotion/4Biomass Joint Workshop. Promoting sustainable bioenergy production & use – Challenges ahead for EU wide implementation of RES Directive 2009/28/EC
Presentations from the Capacity Development Workshop: Strategies to support sustainable bioenergy use in the framework of Renewable Energy Action Plans (REAPs) (Berlin, 11.03.2010)
Presentations from the workshop “Sustainability certification systems for transport biofuels and bioliquids - Outline of different approaches to certification systems and discussion of first practical experiences of implementation in EU Member States” (Berlin, 12.03.2010)