Hotmaps

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Summary:

Maps for energy, heating, cooling, waste information and more

Main objective:

The toolbox allows the user to: Identify the location of current heating and cooling demand as well as supply on a map for EU28; Identify renewable energy potential to supply heating and cooling for a selected area; Identify waste heat potential from industrial facilities within a selected area; estimate the potential for efficient district heating options within a selected area; estimate and compare the costs of individual heating vs district heating options within a selected area; develop scenarios for descarbonisation pathways of heating and cooling.

End user:

Biomass management companies, ESCOs, public institutions, Associations, Research centers

Agrobiomass Observatory: Agrobioheat

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Summary:

Observatory for different stakeholders in europe

Main objective:

Visual database of different succesful cases of agrobiomass heating systems in Europe. Enables the user to search for ESCOs, fuel suppliers, heating cases, equipment manufacturer, in a wide database.

End user:

Biomass owners, biomass management companies, ESCOs, Cooperatives / RESCoops, End users, public institutions, Research centers /Universities

GYGA (Global Yield Gap Atlas)

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Summary:

Atlas that enables viewing different kinds of crops around the world

Main objective:

The Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas (GYGA) provides robust estimates of untapped crop production potential on existing farmland based on current climate and available soil and water resources.

End user:

Biomass management companies, ESCOs, public institutions, Associations, Research centers

Biomass yards

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Summary:

Biomass yards satellite in the Netherlands

Main objective:

General online map of the biomass yards in the Netherlands

End user:

Various stakeholders

The Bioeconomy Tool Shed

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Summary:

US based assessment tool which includes wide range of information

Main objective:

Based in US, Not useful for EU // Web based tool which aim is to identify “renewable energy opportunities” by providing stakeholders access to agro-, economic, socio-, and technical data. Include the two following tools: ●USDA Biorefinery Stakeholder Information System (BioSIS): This tool is designed to assist in evaluating the feasability and opportunities for locating a new biorefinery. It presents information on demographics, landuse, biomass, feedstocks, economics, and financial management. It is organized by potential user type to help users navigate the information. ●USDA Biogas Information System: provides initial assistance in determining project feasibility for biogas system developers and potential partners in assessing opportunities with additional co-substrates and organic recyclables, assistance with best management practices for digester use and land application, particularly in targeted watersheds with nutrient trading potential, and opportunities for electricity production or pipeline injection and use in CNG and EV charging stations.

End user:

Public institutions, Research centers, ESCOs, End Users, Cooperatives / RESCoops

BioSAT

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Summary:

US based mapping tool

Main objective:

BioSAT fuses layers of spatial and economic data together to create a relational database for geographic-based economic cost assessment for woody and agricultural residue biomass collection or processing demand centers.

End user:

Biomass owners, biomass management companies, ESCOs, End Users

Biomass Geo-Wiki

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Summary:

Maps with biomass information (can try as guest)

Main objective:

Tool for the ambiental monitoring of the Earth with Satellite images.

End user:

Biomass management companies, ESCOs, public institutions, Associations, Research centers

Flemish Bioeconomy Dashboard

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Summary:

Map of Belgium (Flemish region) feedstock availabilty

Main objective:

Provide information about the availability of biomass feedstock in the Flemish region

End user:

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

uP Running Observatory

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Summary:

Observatory for biomass from agricultural pruning and plantation uprooting

Main objective:

The uP_running project aims to unlock the strong European potential of woody biomass residues produced by agricultural pruning and plantation renewal (PARP) and to promote their sustainable use as an energy feedstock. uP_running has been developed with the ambition to be the engine of a self-expansion of PARP wood utilization in Europe.

End user:

Biomass owners, biomass management companies, ESCOs, Cooperatives / RESCoops, End users, public institutions, Research centers /Universities

BioBoost Geoportal

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Summary:

BIOBOOST (http://bioboost.eu/home.php) was an EU FP7 project which addressed the study on the complete value chain to produce energy carriers from selected biomass thermochemical conversion processes. The Biomass types considered in this model is agricultural residues, organic wastes and forestry residues in EU27 and Switzerland. The web application allows interactive browsing of the spatial data presenting density and technical potential of: agricultural (straw, orchard's pruning, hay) and animal residues (manure surplus); forestry residues; natural conservation matter (urban maintenance of green areas, hay and shrubs); roadside vegetation; urban and industrial waste (biodegradable municipal waste, selected waste from the food and wood industry).

Main objective:

The feedstock potential assessment for EU-27 + Switzerland in NUTS-3 assess the potential of forestry residues for bioenergy use. Forestry residuals were assessed based on the BEE definition and methodology (BEE (ed. Vis M.W. and van den Berg D.) 2010). The forest residues were defined as: Stemwood: biomass from pre-commercial and commercial thinning and final fellings, available for energy production, including whole trees and delimbed stemwood from pre-commercial thinning’s. Primary forestry residues: logging residues, stumps. Secondary forestry residues: wood processing industry by-products and residues – sawdust and cutter chips, bark, slabs, lump wood residues and black liquor. Woody biomass from short rotation plantations on forestlands. Trees outside of forests such as trees of settlement areas, along roads and on other infrastructural areas.

End user:

ESCOs, Public institutions, Associations, Research centers / Universities