Projects related to renewable energies, energy communities, energy efficiency or circular economy.

BIOMASUD PLUS

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Summary:

Developing the sustainable market of residential Mediterranean solid biofuels.

Main objectives:

certification project - no tools

End user:

Biomass owners, biomass management companies, associations, end users, Cooperatives / RESCoops, ESCOs

LIFE+ Biodiversidad y Trasmochos

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Summary:

Guide on intensive and sustainable pruning for biomass harvesting

Main objectives:

Guide for intensive pruning and its (bad) influence on insects live

End user:

Public institutions, Associations

Twecom NWE

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Summary:

The TWECOM project wants to sustainably valorize the up till now unused biomass from landscape elements for heat and energy production on a local scale. Landscape elements like hedgerows had an economic function in the past and are typical for a large part of NW-Europe.

Main objectives:

Project - no tool. The TWECOM project wants to sustainably valorize the up till now unused biomass from landscape elements for heat and energy production on a local scale.

End user:

Public institutions, biomass owners, biomass management companies, ESCOs, Associations, Cooperatives / RESCoops, End Users

AgroFossilFree

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Summary:

Strategies and technologies to achieve a European Fossil-energy-free agriculture

Main objectives:

Create a framework under which critical stakeholders will cooperate to evaluate and promote currently available fossil-energy-free strategies and technologies (FEFTS) in EU agriculture to diminish in the short term and eliminate in the long run fossil fuels use in any farming process from cradle to farm gate, while maintaining yield and quality of the end-product.

End user:

End users, Biomass producers, biomass management companies, public institutions, associations, Cooperatives / RESCoops, Associations

VinyesXCalor

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Summary:

The project aims to apply and implement a Vineyards Virtuous Circle (VVC) as a local strategy to mitigate climate change contributing to meet the goals to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) according to the SEAP (Sustainable Energy Action Plan) derived from the political commitment and engagement to the Covenant of Mayors.

Main objectives:

The project aims to demonstrate the feasibility of a VINEYARDS VIRTUOUS CIRCLE (VVC) as a local strategy to mitigate climate change contributing to meet the goals to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG); in line with the European Union’s energy-climate package also known as 3*20 and, specifically, boosting the increase of renewable energy production to contribute up to 20% of EU’s energy needs.

End user:

Public institutions, associations, Cooperatives / RESCoops, Investors, ESCOs

EU-GUGLE

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Summary:

Aims to demonstrate the feasibility of nearly-zero energy building renovation models in view of triggering large-scale, Europe-wide replication in smart cities and communities by 2020.

Main objectives:

Taking on the challenge of sustainable renovation in urban areas, the cities of Vienna (AT), Aachen (DE), Milan (IT), Sestao (ES), Tampere (FI) and Bratislava (SK) have committed to renovating a total of 226,000m² of living space during the 5 years of the project, with the objective of achieving 40 to 80% primary energy savings per pilot district while increasing the share of renewable energy sources by 25% by 2018. Gothenburg (SE) and Gaziantep (TR) will take part in the 5-year project as associated cities and will be expected to start smart renovation activities during project’s lifetime.

End user:

Public institutions, Associations

VITIBiOM

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Summary:

Not a tool, just a project

Main objectives:

Pruning subproducts utilization in Rioja Alavesa

End user:

Biomass owners, biomass management companies, End users, public institutions, Associations, Cooperatives / RESCoops

BiogasAction

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Summary:

Main objectives:

Identify and disseminate proven support strategies and guidelines, to fulfil the potential for biogas and biomethane development in Europe. Define and implement a specific biogas/biomethane intervention strategy in each target country/region. Exchange knowledge and experience within and beyond the target areas and the project life time.

End user:

Biomass owners, Biomass management companies, investors, public institutions, associations, Research centers

ARBOR NWE

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Summary:

ARBOR’s mission was to foster and accelerate sustainable development and use of biomass in North West Europe, to facilitate the achievement of 2020 energy objectives and to make EU a world-class centre for biomass utilisation

Main objectives:

Biorefine cluster interconnects projects and people within the domain of biobased resource recovery. The competence focus lies on the biorefinery sector: the refinement of chemicals, materials, energy and products from biobased waste stream.

End user:

End users, Public institutions, research centers, universities

mPOWER

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Summary:

peer-to-peer learning programme; municipal energy

Main objectives:

Will enable an in-depth, wide-scale and systematic peer-to-peer learning programme among at least 100 local public authorities, in order to replicate innovative best practices in municipal energy, and developing ambitious energy transition plans.

End user:

Public institutions, ESCOs, End users, Associations, Cooperatives / RESCoops

Graskracht

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Summary:

The Graskracht project was intended to promote the conversion of grass to energy in Flanders. This project was mainly focused on the use of grass from roadsides and nature reserves. Grass is often seen as an annoying waste product, but it is certainly possible to use it much more efficiently.

Main objectives:

Biorefine cluster interconnects projects and people within the domain of biobased resource recovery. The competence focus lies on the biorefinery sector: the refinement of chemicals, materials, energy and products from biobased waste stream.

End user:

End users, Public institutions, research centers, universities