VALERIE

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Search engine about bioenergy related terms

Main objective:

the “ask-Valerie.eu” is a search engine to improve access to information and knowledge. This platform helps practitioners and advisers in agriculture and forestry to find and share documents that respond to their specific queries. It covers a series of thematic subdomains with a focus on sustainability and profitability. These include sustainable soil and water management, integrated pest management, recycling of biomass, supply chain optimisation, and ecosystem and social services from agriculture and forestry. The platform (www.ask-Valerie.eu) now gives access to approx. 80,000 documents in about 50 repositories selected by experts (status February 2018). Domain coverage can be extended by including new vocabularies and document collections that represent new thematic subdomains.

End user:

Farmers, foresters and advisers

BEAT2

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Technical and economical calculation, based in UK

Main objective:

The aim of this tool is to provide the user with a means for assessing the potential benefits, as well as associated environmental impacts, of bioenergy technologies. It takes into account the diverse nature of possible bioenergy feedstocks and conversion technologies and also identifies a variety of potential environmental impacts. BEAT2 is a UK-based tool and cannot be used to assess bioenergy options outside the UK

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Biomass owners, biomass management companies, ESCOs, Public institutions, Cooperatives/RESCoops, Research centers, investors, end users

CFPAN tool and database FeedPrint

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Not available without registration

Main objective:

The CFPAN tool and database FeedPrint calculates the carbon footprint of feed raw materials during their complete life cycle. This ranges from crop production, via processing of crop and animal products, compound feed production to utilization by the animal, including transport and storage between all steps of the production chain. The CFPAN tool has been developed to gain insight in greenhouse gas emissions during the production and utilization chain of feed an to identify mitigation options.

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Biomass owners, biomass management companies, research centers, public institutions, associations

BioESoil

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Calculation of the soil impact of bioenergy projects

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The tool is developed to assess the impacts of bio-energy on soil quality. It takes into account nutrient losses during the bio-energy production process, potential nutrient return with bio-energy production residues and effects on soil organic matter. This tool can help bio-energy producers, consultants and certification organisations to determine the impact of bio-energy production on soil fertility and soil organic matter. The tool can be used in bioenergy certification. Furthermore, this tool can help NGOs and other organisations to create awareness for nutrient recovery option in bio-energy use and production.

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Biomass owners, Biomass management companies, Research Centers/Universities, ESCOs, Public institutions, Associations

Systemic

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Creation of a roadmap to facilitate solutions for biowaste in the EU

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Online calculation tool fortechnology explorationfor nutrient recovery from digestate, and map/observatory of the demonstration, outreach and associated plants

End user:

Research centers / universities, associations

SOPHENA by Carmen eV.

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The open source software "Sophena" (software for planning heating plants and local heating networks) offers the possibility to carry out the technical and economic planning of a heating supply project quickly and in a well-founded manner. At the heart of Sophena is a boiler and buffer storage simulation, from which annual duration curves and energetic key figures are determined. CHP plants and heat pumps can also be taken into account. Based on these calculations, an economic efficiency analysis is carried out according to VDI 2067. Further results include a greenhouse gas balance and the heat occupancy density of the network.

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At the heart of Sophena is a boiler and buffer storage simulation from which annual duration lines and energy indicators are determined. CHP plants and heat pumps can also be taken into account. Based on these calculations, a profitability analysis according to VDI 2067 is carried out. Other results include a greenhouse gas balance and the heat occupancy density of the grid.

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

BioGrace-I GHG

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Spreadsheet for GHG calculation

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The BiogGrace GHG calculation tool is a calculator based on Excel, featuring unanimously defined standard values, detailed calculation rules and a user manual. Harmonises the European calculations of biofuel GHG emissions that have to be made to comply with the Renewable Energy Directive and the Fuel Quality Directive

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Public institutions, Research centers

Heat Roadmap Europe

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heating and cooling strategies per EU country; geographical maps for heat demand and excess, Distruct Heating and Cooling, guidelines for lead users and business strategies (mapping, profiling, savings, energy systems, scenarios...) + energy models, publications, reports....

Main objective:

Heat Roadmap Europe is a series of studies since 2012 that produced more than 50 reports and datasets. Developed strategies and guidelines for 14 EU member states that account for 80% of heating and cooling demand. HRE4 scenarios show CO2 emissions can be reduced by 86% - more than the current target for the climate change

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

BioGrace-II GHG

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Spreadsheet for GHG calculation

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The BioGrace GHG calculation tool for electricity, heating and cooling features: A list of standard values; An Excel tool that shows how the default values in the 2014 report were calculated

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Public institutions, Research centers, associations

ENABLING

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ENABLING is a 3-year project that intends to develop the great potential of the bio-based industry, encouraging the creation of efficient and structured biomass supply chains for the production of bio-based products (BBP). The project has developed the “Biomass Trade Platform” released in February 2020 (available at this link: http://www.biomass-trade.eu/). The Biomass Trade Platform” allows biomass producers and biomass processors to search and offer biomass residues and by-products, biobased products as well as services in the different sectors of bioeconomy. The BiomassTrade Platform operates EU-wide but aims to connect stakeholders on a regional level to foster the exchange of goods and services on that level. Today the platform is not so much populated but offers a great potential. There is also the "Best Practices Atlas" with the best BBP practices. These tools are interesting however, they focus more on bioproducts and not so much on bioenergy that we want.

Main objective:

Enabling has developed the following platforms to facilitate communication and enhance the development and process of biomass material. Includes Best Practices Atlas from inside and outside Europe, transferable to other regions or serve as an inspiration for partners in the value chain. Enabling Coaching Activities, available through an online simple questionnaire provided via the website, will support biomass producers or the BBP industry for the uptake of emerging best practices and help the applicants figure out more details about the bio-economy and its component.The BiomassTrade Platform is an online venue where biomass producers and biomass processors can meet to exchange currently not valorized organic biomass residues and organic by-products. The BiomassTrade Platform allows interested users to search and offer organic biomass residues and by-products, bio-based products as well as services in the different sectors of bioeconomy.‘Process Flow platform represents data for different feedstock, collected by different regions in each Enabling partners’ country, and shows the process flows for the different feedstocks. The data is divided in Feedstock Availability and Biobased Products and Process Flows.

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Biomass owners, Biomass management companies, associations, Cooperatives / RESCoops, ESCOs, End users

Smallbiogas

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smallBIOGAS is a web application that allows you to analyze the technical, economical and environmental feasibility of small-scale biogas plants. To this effect, the tool generates a comprehensive report that will serve you in making decisions:

Main objective:

Viability report: As end result, smallBIOGAS generates a complete technical report that allows you to analyze the viability of a small-scale biogas plant and that will serve to support decision making.

End user:

Biomass owners, Biomass management companies, ESCOs, Associations, Cooperatives / RESCoops, Investors, End users, Research centers / Universities

BIOPLAT

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A platform for bioenergy feedstock assessment based on sustainability criteria by adaption of EU and global initiatives

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Promote the market uptake of sustainable bioenergy in Europe using marginal, underutilized, and contaminated lands for non-food biomass production through the provision of a web-based platform that serves as decision support tool

End user:

Biomass owners, Biomass management companies, associations, Cooperatives / RESCoops,

REPLACE

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REPLACE your Heating System Calculator

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REPLACE’s overall objective is to inform and motivate consumers to replace their old and inefficient heating and cooling appliances with better, greener, and economical alternatives. Calculation Tools available Autumn 2021

End user:

Public institutions, End users, Investors, Cooperatives / RESCoops