Part-financed by The European Union
European Regional Development Fund and European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument
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.
This workshop was held in conjunction with ExCo64 in Liege, Belgium on 1 October 2009. At the workshop presentations were given by 8 invited speakers and consisted of four sessions as follows: Session 1: What's the overall state-of-the-art for the different feedstocks and technology options? Session 2: Marine macro-algae Session 3: Micro-algae in open ponds Session 4: Micro-algae in closed systems
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.
This report was jointly prepared for IEA Bioenergy by the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), E4tech, Chalmers University of Technology, and the Copernicus Institute of the University of Utrecht. The purpose of the report was to produce an authoritative review of the entire bioenergy sector aimed at policy and investment decision makers. The brief to the contractors was to provide a global perspective of the potential for bioenergy, the main opportunities for deployment in the short and medium term and the principal issues and challenges facing the development of the sector.
IEA Bioenergy is an organisation set up in 1978 by the International Energy Agency (IEA) with the aim of improving cooperation and information exchange between countries that have national programmes in bioenergy research, development and deployment.