Part-financed by The European Union
European Regional Development Fund and European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument
Dec 05, 2012
The Bioenergy Promotion 2 project partnership forms a “Virtual Bioenergy Promotion Secretariat”, which assists and advises regions developing and implementing bioenergy strategies.
“Strategic Management Plans” were developed in participating regions during the first part of the project. These plans include the Bioenergy Promotion sustainability requirements, an assessment of local or regional biomass and bioenergy potentials and are also proposing suitable business models. These strategic plans are integrated concepts to increase the use of bioenergy within a region but without harming the environment or posing a threat to food security.
The Bioenergy Promotion Secretariat supports the implementation and gives practical advice and training on how to mobilise local people, create acceptance for modern bioenergy applications and on general coordinating activities necessary to start the implementation process.
The Secretariat would like to enable also further regions to make full use of their bioenergy resources and potentials. The concepts tested in the demo regions are advertised by the Secretariat in workshops and information events in order to recruit follower regions that copy the concepts. Thus the Strategic Management Plans are transferred to further regions and a multiplying effect is triggered. General recommendations for strategy development will be formulated and distributed in other Baltic Sea Region regions, to stimulate exchange of good practices and enable regions to discuss the challenges of and solutions for bioenergy strategy implementation.
The “Virtual Bioenergy Promotion Secretariat” consists of the 13 project partners. Interested regions, municipalities and further stakeholders can contact the Secretariat via the secretariat e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.