SUCELLOG Final Workshop
The mobilization of agricultural solid biomass for local energyFinal workshop of the EU projects SRCplus and SUCELLOG
15 February 2017
Science 14 Atrium
Rue de la Science 14b, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
SRCplus and SUCELLOG are projects founded by the Intelligent Energy - Europe (IEE) Programme of the European Commission. The IEE programme was launched in 2003 by the European Commission, as part of a broad push to create an energy-intelligent future for Europe.
The overall goal of the SRCplus project is to support and speed-up the development of local supply chains of Short Rotation Woody Crops (SRC) by implementing various capacity building measures and regional mobilization actions for the key actors in local supply chains. The countries that have the largest areas of SRC for energy are Sweden, UK and Poland. The potential in other European countries remains largely untapped. However, there is an increasing demand for wood chips supported by the targets of national and European energy policies. This creates a gap between the rising demand and supply in Europe in several countries. The SRCplus consortium was created to respond to this demand and to implement actions to tackle the market barriers. SRCplus is implemented in 8 target regions within Germany, Croatia, Latvia, France, Czech Republic, Greece, and Macedonia. A partner from Sweden is involved in the project actions due to the long-time experience with SRC in Sweden. The action is coordinated by WIP Renewable Energies, Germany.
SUCELLOG aims to widespread the participation of the agrarian sector in the sustainable supply of solid biomass in Europe. SUCELLOG action focuses in an almost unexploited logistic concept which evidences the large synergy existing between the agro- economy and the bio-economy: Agro-industry facilities can be utilised in the idle periods to handle and pre-treat agricultural residues to produce qualitative solid biomass to be introduced into the market. Through a combination of direct supporting actions to agro-industries and capacity building activities to the sector, SUCELLOG has definitely plant the seed to a further development of sustainable local initiatives to valorise the agriculture residues, increasing the competitiveness and the sustainable development of rural areas.
|PROGRAMME & PRESENTATIONS|
Session 1: Overview on Agricultural Solid Biomass Developments
Moderation: Dominik Rutz, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany
Session 2: Short Rotation Coppice in Europe
Moderation: Juan-Manuel Ugalde, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany
Session 3: Solid biomass from Agriculture in Europe
Moderation: Eva López Hernández , CIRCE, Spain
Session 4: Market uptake of solid biomass in Europe –
The impact of the projects SRCplus ands SUCELLOG
Moderation: Juan Sagarna, Spanish Coops
The SUCELLOG project is co-funded by the European Commission, contract N°: IEE/13/638/SI2.675535. The sole responsibility of this publication lies with the author. The European Union is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.