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The publications on the site exist on two different pages, publications related to the project on one page and more general publication about Bioenergy in the Baltic Sea Region on another page. Here you can find publications related to the Bioenergy Promotion project. Use the filter to the right to find what you looking for.

Jan 20, 2014 Adobe PDF: Download Wp3 final

Experience in the demo region of Skaraborg (Sweden)

Although bioenergy is one of the main energy sources in Sweden, there is still a large potential for growth. This applies particularly in small and medium-sized heat and co-generation plants, and for biogas for CHP and vehicle fuel. The market is categorized by many different actors throughout the value chain, most of them small with limited development resources and financing capabilities. The approach has therefore been twofold, addressing the strategic development with respect to local and regional public bodies, and facilitating and support capacity building for actors in the market.

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Jan 20, 2014 Adobe PDF: Download Wp3 final

Experience in the demo region of Rotenburg/Wümme (Germany)

At the outset, the Main stage project was fortunate to have the opportunity to join an existing bioenergy network in the county of Rotenburg (Wümme). The bioenergy initiative here was founded in 2007 and focused on biogas and wood-based bioenergy. For the wood biomass sector, a working group was established, with stakeholders from private forestry, forestry professionals, environmental services, agrotechnical service contractors and regional planners. In the Extension stage project, results from Main stage were also disseminated to other regions outside the demo region of Rotenburg (Wümme).

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Jan 20, 2014 Adobe PDF: Download Wp3 final

Experience in the demo region of North Karelia (Finland)

Forestry and forest-based energy production and use are one of key sectors in North Karelia. This is not surprising, given that 81% of North Karelia´s land area is forested. Renewable energy constitutes approx. 63% of the primary energy consumption in North Karelia, and 81% of this is generated from wood biomass. North Karelia Climate and Energy programme went into effect in 2011. Programme targets are very ambitious (e.g. double the use of wood chips by 2020).

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Jan 20, 2014 Adobe PDF: Download Wp3 final

Experience in the demo region of Kaunas (Lithuania)

Bioenergy activity in the Kaunas demo region is funded by targeted EU structural funds and national programmes, and is driven by the initiative of district heating companies. Approx. 85 MW of bioenergy capacities have been installed in the region since 2010. Wood fuel is mainly used in households as the cheapest type of fuel, not only in Kaunas region, but in Lithuania as a whole. Further installation of large capacity wood-burning boilers in the DH sector would raise the price of firewood. This is unacceptable from social point of view because the purchasing power of the population is low, especially in the countryside.

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Jan 20, 2014 Adobe PDF: Download Wp3 final

Experience in the demo region of Kalundborg (Denmark)

The Danish energy system is being redesigned as fossil fuel is phased-out and replaced with renewable energy sources. The national target is to phase-out fossil fuels from heat and electricity production by 2035.

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Jan 20, 2014 Adobe PDF: Download Wp3 final

Experience in the demo region of Gdynia (Poland)

The activities in Demo Region Gdynia concentrated on the waste management system which complies with EU regulations. It is a serious problem, especially in new EU countries, which must be solved before 2020. The activities and related events addressed local decision-makers, authorities and agencies representing regional governments responsible for local energy policies, and renewable energy specialists. A series of seminars and workshops were organized in order to assess the best practices in BSR. Below are descriptions of the findings of these events.

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Jan 23, 2014 Adobe PDF: Download

Discussion paper- Essentials from Bioenergy Promotion sustainability criteria

Thispaper was prepared in the frame of the Bioenergy Promotion 2 which was co-financed by the European Union under the Baltic Sea Region Programme as an Extension stage project. One of the objectives of the project is to enter into a dialogue with public and private energy utilities and other market actors and to promote validation and “testing” of the principles and criteria for sustainable bioenergy production which have been developed in the frame of the project Bioenergy Promotion under the EU Baltic Sea Region Programme. The paper at hand provides a brief summary of key lessons of the Main stage project Bioenergy Promotion (2009-2012) regarding sustainable bioenergy production and consumption in the Baltic Sea Region and corresponding sustainability principles and criteria. In a further step selected corporate sustainability initiatives in the BSR have been assessed by the project partners. The findings of the assessment are presently compiled in a synthesis report and were discussed during a workshop together with representatives from energy utilities in the BSR and beyond on June 26, 2013 during the Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels.

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