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.
Summaries from reports on woody bioenergy from forest residues and hedgerow maintenance in the project region Rptenburg, Germany.
Existing sustainability initiatives and certification systems are compared with the requirements for a sustainable bioenergy production worked out in the task 3.1.
Jatropha - a bioenergy crop for the poor 22 Jul 10 22 July 2010, Rome - Using the energy crop jatropha for biodiesel production could benefit poor farmers, particularly in semi-arid and remote areas of developing countries, according to a report published by FAO and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). But the report stresses that jatropha is still essentially a wild plant sorely in need of crop improvement. Expecting jatropha to substitute significantly for oil imports in developing countries is unrealistic. "Many of the actual investments and policy decisions on developing jatropha as an oil crop have been made without the backing of sufficient science-based knowledge," the report said. "Realizing the true potential of jatropha requires separating facts from the claims and half-truths." http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/44142/icode/
This report is a synthesis of information and its relative distribution in the bioenergy field, obtained through a review of global data and literature. The report contains two main sections organized around bioenergy issues, including an information survey and a literature review. The overwhelming amount of research focused on bioenergy compared to all other renewable energy types illustrates the role of bioenergy as the most important renewable energy source for the near- and medium-term future. Based on existing literature, the review seeks to identify some key trends and shifts in bioenergy topics related to the sustainable potential of global biomass.