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Insight into Bioenergy Promotion 2 project conference


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Nov 12, 2012

Insight into Bioenergy Promotion 2 project conference

Picture: Elina Ojala

First Bioenergy Promotion 2 project conference was held in Skövde in Skaraborg, Sweden on 18th of October 2012. Bioenergy Promotion 2 partners had a session at the yearly conference Framtidsforum (Forum for the Future). The conference focuses on issues that concerns rural development. This year the topics were energy, tourism, food and CAP.

Aino Martikainen FNR, Rostock Germany made a presentation of the Bioenergy Promotion 2 Project as a whole. Four partners presented their respective sub-projects:

  • Industrial Symbiosis as driver for greening the economy, by Bjarne Rasmussen, Region Zealand, Denmark
  • Woody biomass form logging residues and hedgerows -approach and future challenges, by Alexander Rosenberg, Chamber of Agriculture, Lower Saxony
  • Implementation of bioenergy strategy in Grodno PLHO, by Yauheni Herasimovich, Grodno PLHO, Belarus
  • Integrated use of biodegradable waste and other types of biomass for fuel production, by Adam Cenian, University of Gdansk, Poland


This was followed by a panel discussion on the needs and opportunities for inter-regional transfer of knowledge led by Sylwia Klatka from ConVoco, Poland.

The project also had an internal partner meeting and made a study visit to the small municipality of Falköping. Within the framework of the EU project BiogasMax, Falköping has developed a model for assessing both the need and capacity for future biogas production. The model has proved to be a useful tool for cooperation with different partners in the region and municipality.

Biogas production is seen as one corner stone in the sustainable development of the municipality. All the inhabitants are encouraged to recycle their waste, like paper, plastic, etc. Organic household waste is collected to a central biogas plant.

In Falköping there is also an agricultural testing ground for different crops, in order to find the best substrates for the biogas production and the best for the landscape, e.g. monoculture is avoided.

Read more:
Biogas in Falköping (in Swedish)
The Falköping Model


Conference presentations

Programme

Introduction to the seminar
moderator Mats Rydehell

Presentation of Bioenergy Promotion Project,
Aino Martikainen FNR, Rostock Germany

Industrial Symbiosis as driver for greening the economy,
Bjarne Rasmussen, Region Zealand, Denmark

Woody biomass form logging residues and hedgerows -
approach and future challenges,

Alexander Rosenberg, Chamber of Agriculture, Lower Saxony

Implementation of bioenergy strategy in Grodno PLHO,

Yauheni Herasimovich, Grodno PLHO, Belarus

Integrated use of biodegradable waste and other types of biomass
for fuel production
,
Adam Cenian, Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery Polish Academy
of Science, Poland

Summary and conclusions
Mats Rydehell, KanEnergi


For more information,
Aase Newborg,
aase.newborg@kanenergi.se

Written by
Gunilla Strömberg,
gunilla.stromberg@energimyndigheten.se