Part-financed by The European Union
European Regional Development Fund and European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument
The Finnish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Sirkka-Liisa Anttila considered the challenges and possibilities of bioenergy in the new decade in Finland as well as in other countries in the Baltic Sea Region. She sees big potential in wood energy and biogas.
The report "Mapping The Baltic Sea Region on Developments – compilation of questionnaires" from Task 5.1 are now released here on the website.
The second newsletter for the project and the first newsletter for 2010 is now released and you can find it on the website
The summary report from Task 4.4, Business and industry analysis can now be downloaded from the website. The main purpose of the business and industry analysis was to evaluate overall situation in the different bioenergy sectors in the regions and by the partners involved in Task 4.4. Such evaluation include collection and analysis of data and information about biomass resources in different branches of economy and main actors in the BE sector – biomass or biofuels producers and consumers, and organizations providing supporting services.
The first international Bioenergy in the Renewable Energy Action Plans - Policy Dialogue in Baltic Sea Region conference was held in Helsinki, Finland on 26th - 27th of November 2009. The conference was part of the Baltic Sea Region Bioenergy Promotion project.
Tapio and Finnish Forest Research Institute organized the seminar Sustainable use of forest bioenergy - possibilities and boundaries in Helsinki on 24th of November 2009.
The Bioenergy promotion newsletter has been now released. The first newsletter concentrates on introducing the project and few of its partners: lead partner Swedish Energy Agency, WP 5 leader IMP-BKEE and project partner the Energy Farm as a best practices case. In addition, from the news section you can find news on up-coming events
Today, the 15th of October 2009, a new call within the Top-level Research Initiative opened. The call is under the sub-program “Sustainable Bio-fuels”.
The registrations for the Renewable Energy Action Plans in the Baltic Sea Region - Status and Development conference on 26th - 27th of November and the Bioenergy promotion WP 3 meeting are now open.
The Top-level Research Initiative will launch a call for proposals for integrated projects within the sub-programme “Sustainable Biofuels” on the 15th of October 2009.
The international Renewable Energy Action Plans in the Baltic Sea Region - Status and Development conference is held in Helsinki, Finland on 26th - 27th of November 2009. The conference is part of the Baltic Sea Region Bioenergy Promotion project and it will concentrate on the Renewable Energy directive and the national Renewable Energy Action Plans.
How can the Nordic countries best prepare for the consequences of climate change on natural resources in our region? The new research programme "Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation in Nordic Primary Industries" contributes to promoting research within this field, with a budget of NOK 18 million over a period of four years. The call for applications are opend in june 2009.
The report includes a description of regions and network points established as a part of WP4, written by the contact persons in each region. The report also includes thorough descriptions of the tasks in WP4, written by the task leaders.
The planning of the first Bioenergy Promotion Dissemination Conference has started. The confernce will be held in Helsinki the 26 th to 27 of November 2009.
Sustainable Biofuels is one of six programmes making up the Top-level Research Initiative, which held a kick-off meeting recently at the Nordic Centre in Oslo on June 12th. The initiative is focuses on climate, energy and environment, and is the largest joint Nordic research and innovation initiative to date.
The Meeting took place in Berlin at the 3th of July. Participating in the meeting was representatives from the Steering Committee members: Swedish Energy Agency, Motiva Oy, the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute, Nordic Energy Research as well as representants from Roskilde University and Spektrum.