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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.
For the rural regions biomass and bioenergy could be central affairs for the regional development. Effective use of biomass shows new agricultural perspectives and creates regional employment. The main aim of Work Package 4 (WP4) was to establish one or more sub-regions in each of the countries bordering the Baltic Sea, and develop these as “testing grounds” for policy as well as technical and market issues on sub-regional scale. In total 17 sub-regions were identified. Besides concrete work on local and sub-regional level to develop these “testing grounds”, exchange of knowledge and experiences between the sub-regions has been an important aim of the Work Package. WP4 has been led by the Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute, and in total 26 partners has contributed in the Work Package. This report provides short summaries of main objectives in each Task, plus key-findings and lessons learned. For some of the Tasks selected good examples is also presented. The report also provides the answers provided by the sub-regional partners regarding which are the most important key-findings and lessons learned of WP4 sub-regions, and how they will use the findings and results of WP4 sub-regions beyond the project lifetime.
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.
Full summary report for the results of workpackage 4.5
Investigations on production and utilization of biogas in Study and Research Farm „Vecauce“
The Energy independent Village Feldheim
Hedmark and Oppland – Pilot project No. 4: Production of biodiesel from organic waste with focus on 2nd generation biofuels
„Energie für Morgen – Chancen für ländliche Räume“ ist das Aktionsprogramm des Bundesministeriums für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz (BMELV) zur Förderung des Ausbaus von Bioenergie im ländlichen Raum überschrieben. Neben dem Klimaschutz und der Unabhängigkeit von Energieexporten soll es vor allem dezentrale Ansätze zur Energieerzeugung in ländlichen Räumen befördern. Im Auftrag des Ministeriums informieren deshalb zwölf Beratungsteams in allen Flächenbundesländern land- und forstwirtschaftliche Unternehmen zur Bioenergieerzeugung und -nutzung und klären die Öffentlichkeit über den Energiepflanzenanbau auf. Im Rahmen der diesjährigen BioEnergy Decentral in Hannover stellen sich einige der Teams vor und informieren über ihre bisherige Aktivitäten, zeigen aber vor allem anhand von konkreten Projekten Ansätze zur erfolgreichen und innovativen Bioenergieerzeugung und -nutzung. Weitere Nachrichten finden Sie auf der Internetseite der regionalen Bioenergieberatung www.bioenergie-portal.info sowie auf www.fnr.de
The second report in Task 4.1 is now released. The focus in Task 4.1 is identification of regions, sources and models to be demonstrated, as well as coordination of the different needs of the rural areas. The report include descriptions of all (sub)regions that have been identified as a part of Task 4.1, in total 17. The report also describes some of the work that has been done in the different (sub)regions. The leader of Task 4.1, Mr. Ole Helmer Bjørlien (Arena Bioenergy Inland, Norway) has coordinated the work with the report. He has been supported by The Energy Farm and the Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute. In addition the partners in the different (sub)regions has provided valuable contributions.
Top-Level Research Initiative(TFI): Projects within the sub-program "Sustainable Biofuels" Four research projects, with leaders from Finland (VTT), Norway (SINTEF & NTNU) and Sweden (Chalmers) and participants from all Nordic countries, have been granted funding from TFIs sub-program "Sustainable biofuels".
The Wood Industries Confederation of Northwest Russia on behalf of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources has developed the conception of the State Federal program in wood bioenergy for Russia.
The first aim of WP4 has been to identify the regions that will act as “testing grounds” for our work. Secondly regional network points need to be established. We started 2009 by a kick-off workshop at Hadeland, Norway 18-20 May. Many of the regions, and some network points, were established already then, and were presented at the workshop. In total 16 regions have been identified by July 1st 2009, and most of them are described in this report.
This report provides a description of the current use and future potentials of bio-energy resources in the Nordic countries in terms of the energetic content of the biomass resource before it’s converted to an energy form.