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European Regional Development Fund and European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument
In this brochure you will find selected examples of the Pilot Projects identified in Task 4.5 which are showcases for the good use of bioenergy. These good practices should be an inspiration for all who are seeking the installation of bioenergy solutions. The projects range from the use of solid or gaseous biomasses, energetic use of municipal waste to dissemination activities like bioenergy tourism and training centres. Partners from Norway, Poland, Germany, Latvia and Denmark provided information on these good practices, which were assembled by the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Final Report of Task 4.5 Pilot Projects: being one of the central works of Bioenergy Promotion, Task 4.5 is about the identification and description of Pilot Projects within the subregions. These projects range from the mere planning stage to the improvement of fully implemented ventures. This reflects the level of development of the bioenergy sector in the according subregions and gives valueable information about the regional market extension. The partners provided bioenergy assessments, the pilot projects themselves, prefeasibility studies and additional information for investors. The final report is a compilation of these outputs providing compact information about the subregions and general conclusions about the situation in the Baltic Sea Region. The Final Report was elaborated by BioenergieBeratung Bornim - B3 GmbH on behalf of the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The report gives an overview of definitions for the terms used in the context of certification systems and presents initiatives and systems, which are developed to guarantee the sustainability of biomass for different purposes.
Existing sustainability initiatives and certification systems are compared with the requirements for a sustainable bioenergy production worked out in the task 3.1.
Going beyond a 5.6% share of biofuels in transport fuel could harm the environment, found a new report made public by the European Commission yesterday (25 March), suggesting that the EU's current target is only borderline sustainable. The report, compiled for the Commission by the International Food Policy Institute (IFPRI), concludes that indirect land-use change has "an important effect on the environmental sustainability of biofuels". Nevertheless, it argues that current EU renewable energy targets are small enough to safeguard the environmental sustainability of biofuels.