During the last months, the BECoop project (Grant Agreement Nº 952930), has been studying a set of tools identified as useful for the energy communities and bioenergy sectors. In this sense, we have compiled and classified all of these tools so we can create a user-friendly web where you can find a solution for all of your previously identified problems!

Who is this toolbox for?

This toolkit, developed in the frame of the BECoop project, supports developers and operators of community bioenergy and heating projects. It is developed to support your bioenergy community’s journey from the starting point, to the growing stages and its operational steps. It can also help to scale energy community initiatives in your neighbourhood.

What can you find here:

You will find four main categories of tools, and a direct link to the self-assessment tool, also developed by the BECoop project. These main categories include:

  • Technical tools: Destined to solve all kinds of technical issues.
  • Business model tools: Related mainly to financial models and supply chain issues, as well as policy databases or strategic planning’s.
  • Community model tools: Community building tools that can help discuss and deal with difficult communication and management issues, in addition to voting tools.
  • Related projects: Projects related to renewable energies, energy communities, energy efficiency or circular economy.

How can I use the toolkit:

This toolkit is a user-friendly tool. It has been designed in a very intuitive way. Do you have a previously identified problem? Just go to the section that fits your problem the most! There you will be able to explore the differently categorised tools and select the one that suits you the most! The tools include a brief description, so you don’t have to deeply study all of them to find your solution.

Here is a brief tutorial of the toolkit:

This toolkit is alive!! It will keep evolving as the project advances, so keep in touch!

About BECoop

Over the last years, the EU has witnessed some remarkable steps in Renewable Energy (RE) deployment. However, at the same time, we see an increasingly uneven penetration of RE across the different energy sectors, with the heating and cooling sector lagging behind. Community bioenergy schemes can play a catalytic role in the market uptake of bioenergy heating technologies and can strongly support the increase of renewables penetration in the heating and cooling sector, contributing to the EU target for increasing renewable heat within this next decade. However, compared to other RES, bioenergy has a remarkably slower development pace in the decentralised energy production which is a model that is set to play a crucial role in the future of the energy transition in the EU. 

The ambition of the EU-funded BECoop project is to provide the necessary conditions and technical as well as business support tools for unlocking the underlying market potential of community bioenergy. The project’s goal is to make community bioenergy projects more appealing to potentially interested actors and to foster new links and partnerships among the international bioenergy community. 

The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952930.