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4Biomass

The project contributes to sustainable exploitation of biomass in two ways:

  1. The exchange of best practice concerning technology, demonstration projects and management approaches throughout CE will contribute to territorial cohesion. It will provide an equal level of knowledge regarding available technologies, investment possibilities and operation of bioenergy systems.
  2. Direct support to regional stakeholders by turning know-how to show-how (workshops, project develop­ment, field trips). A Joint Management Tool consisting of a databank will pool information on CE demonstration projects and best practise. It will help stakeholders to find tailor-made solutions for investments in bioenergy plants, and for their operation.

For biomass as a limited resource, a political framework is needed to regulate its usage. In this context the project 4Biomass analyses the exploitable bio­mass potential in CE and its respective trade. A core activity is an internationally aligned stakeholder dialogue. (“What do you expect from your national Biomass Action Plan/Renewable Energy Action Plan (nBAP/REAP)?”).

Further a coordinated regulatory framework – a Transnational Action Plan directed at policy ma­kers and implementing authorities – will be developed giving advice on how an integrated and transnational coordinated bioenergy policy can be desig­ned.

Implementation of policies will be facilitated by the preparation of a Transnational Forum for stake­holders to exchange experiences on- and to further coordinate, national policy implementations.

Moreover, criteria for giving a mandate to “Central European Biomass Centres” will be elaborated. They will address transnational biomass & sustainability issues and in addition play vital roles in the Transnational Network 4Biomass. National networks of stakeholders will be optimized and enlarged in order to operate as part of this network. The Trans­national Network 4Biomass will support international cooperation, exchange of information about best practices, new technologies and other ways of biomass utilization. This supports efficient transnational management of biomass.

Lead partner:› Agency for Renewable Ressources
Project partners:› AGH University of Science & Technology
› Austrian Energy Agency
› CZ Biom - Czech Biomass Association
› Energy Centre HU
› Energy Restructuring Agency
› Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation & Nuclear Safety
› Institute of Power Engineering
› Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development
› BIOMASA, Association of Legal Entities
Participants:› Antonín Slejška
› Petr Tluka
Programme:Central Europe
Keywords:biomass, BAP, sustainability, policy
Project website:http://www.4biomass.eu
Project start:1.12.2008
Project end:31.5.2012
Targets:› Exchange of best practice (deadline: 30.11.2010)
› Joint Management Tool (deadline: 30.11.2010)
Outputs:› Trade study Czech Republic
› Trade study Hungary
› Trade study Poland
› Trade study Italy
› Trade study Austria
› Trade study Germany
› Demoproject inventories
› Report from 3rd study tour Bioenergy Region Straubing-Bogen, Germany
› Synthesis Report on the Country Studies
› Info on nREAPs - Poland
› Study Tour Zvolen, SK
› Basic Elements of the Austrian Energy Strategy
› Current situation of REAP in Slovenia
› Work Plans for WP
› Country Study - Slovenia
› Country Study - Slovakia
› Country Study - Poland
› Country Study - Italy
› Country Study - Hungary
› Country Study - Germany
› Country Study - Czech Republic
› Country Study - Austria
› First flyer (en)
› Sustainability Guideline
› Communication Plan
› 4Biomass Poster
Events:› Transnational Forum and Study Tour of the 4Biomass project (29th of October 2012, Austria)
› Transnational Forum and Study Tour of the 4Biomass project (29th of October 2012, Austria)
› 4Biomass workshop during the AEBIOM European Bioenergy Conference 2012 (25th of June 2012, Belgium)
› Workshop with fieldtrip focused on biomass District Heating (DH) (5th of December 2011, Italy)
› 4Biomass Final Conference March 2012 (20th of March 2012, Germany)
› 4Biomass - Fachpodium während des GFFA 2012 in Berlin (20th of January 2012, Germany)
› Trade of Biomass in Central Europe (5th of October 2010, Austria)
› Promoting sustainable bioenergy production and use – Challenges ahead for EU wide implementation of RES Directive 2009/28/EC (11th of March 2010, Germany)
› International 4Biomass Conference (1st of December 2009, Hungary)
› Ukrainian presentation from the 4Biomass conference in Budapest (15th of December 2009, Hungary)
› Partner Meeting in Zvolen, Slovakia (4th of November 2009, Slovakia)
› Project partner meeting in Prague (18th of February 2009, Czech Republic)


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This project is implemented through
the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF