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BioEnergy : Promotion of Bio-Energy by Marketing, Implementation and Trading in the North Sea Region (ProBioEnergy)
Start date: Sep 30, 2003, End date: Dec 30, 2006 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project aimed to increase the share of biomass in local energy production. The main focus was on informing and raising awareness about the potential of bio-energy.There have been four main objectives:• To increase awareness;• To increase information and implementation of technology and knowledge;• Full scale demonstration of technology, for instance small scale CHP with new bio fuel;• To initiate new bio energy plants;• The development of infra-structure for trade in bio-energy by creation of a virtual market place. Achievements: The project focused on the challenge to increase the use of biomass in energy supply. The long-term ambition of the ProBioEnergy project was to contribute to the replacement of fossil fuels with the use of local and regional biomass - thus increasing the share of renewable energy in energy supply. Campaings and study-circles raised awareness and disseminated best practice. A virtual market place for bio-energy has been a practical outcome of this 3-year project.The long-term impacts of the project have been:• Reduction in the use of fossil fuels and emissions of CO2 with 37,000 ton/year;• Conversion from dependency on oil to locally-produced fuel in 15 new plants;• Creation of "green jobs".Local networks were established involving a wide range of relevant actors and linked up in a North Sea Region wide network. An important transnational feature of the project was the development of a virtual market place for bio-energy trade. A first version was launched by the end of the project.

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  • 2000 - 2006 North Sea Region
  • Project on KEEP Platform

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