Efficient trading of biomass fuels and analysis of fuel supply chains and business models for market actors by networking

Efficient trading of biomass fuels and analysis of fuel supply chains and business models for market actors by networking

IEE. EIE/07/777/SI2.499477 . Partner.


Objectives

EUBIONET goes on with the objectives initiated in 1995 with independent networks (AFB-NET, Biogas, NTB) and consolidates the set up communication system. The main objective is therefore to share experiences and knowledge, to spread information, to transfer practical knowledge in the bioenergy area, to identify the obstacles and to define strategies to get over them while promoting contacts between operators, project leaders and public organizations.

Description of tasks

The main activities are divided into 3 categories :
- the transfer of knowledge, including the spreading of targeted information ;the cooperation and coordination between national organisms working in the biomass area ;
- the detection and promotion of new commercial opportunities.

The activities in the « solid biofuels » sector (previously AFB-NET) mainly focussed on surveys on the situation of solid biofuels in the different countries taking part in the EUBIONET network. Moreover, some reports by country and a synthetic report were published.

Expected results

A study day called « wood pellets, a new
fuel ? » was organised together with ERBE and ValBiom in March 2003 in Saint-Hubert.
This day allowed to make people aware about pellets (or wood pellets) and their potential market.
Besides, the surveys about solid biofuels made it possible to update the data available for the Walloon Region.

Results obtained

A study day called « wood pellets, a new
fuel ? » was organised together with ERBE and ValBiom in March 2003 in Saint-Hubert.
This day allowed to make people aware about pellets (or wood pellets) and their potential market.
Besides, the surveys about solid biofuels made it possible to update the data available for the Walloon Region.

Contribution

None

Coordinator (CRA-W)

CRAW off coordinator

Ir. Eija ALAKANGASVTT
Technical Research Centre of Finland
Koivurannantie, 1
P. O. Box 1603
FIN-40101 Jyväskylä (Finland)
Tél. : +358 14 672 550
Fax : +358 14 672 598
Email : eija.alakangas@vtt.fi

Team involved

Partners

ETSU (UK), ART (A), FNR (D), ITABIA (I), TEAGASC (IRL), CBE (P), FNR (D), VTT (FIN), ADEME (F), DTI (DK), NUTEK (S), NOVEM (NL), CIEMAT (E), CRES (GR)