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