Impact and achievements of IEE bioenergy projectsRue Gineste 3 1210 Brussels
Bioenergy will play a crucial role in achieving the renewable energy targets by 2020. However, the production and consumption of sustainable bioenergy in any of its forms (solid, gaseous and liquid), is still facing non-technological barriers that are impeding its large scale market uptake in most EU Member States.
The bioenergy projects funded by Intelligent Energy – Europe II (IEE) programme (2007-2013) aimed at supporting initiatives addressing such non-technological barriers by triggering and accompanying the concrete implementation of local supply chains of the most sustainable solid biomass, biogas & bio-methane and liquid biofuels resources. The ManagEnergy conference on Impact and achievements of IEE bioenergy projects on 22 May 2014 presented the preliminary results of an impact assessment of the IEE-II bioenergy related projects and the final results of eight IEE-II bioenergy projects coming to an end.
Vincent Berruto, Head of Unit of H2020 Energy in EASME opened the conference by giving an overview of the IEE programme. He highlighted that in the whole duration of the IEE programme (2003-2013) more than 700 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects have been supported, of which 83 bioenergy related projects.
Andreas Pilzecker , the representative from DG Energy (ENER), and Marc Fleureck, from DG Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) provided an update on the latest developments in the energy and agricultural EU policies in relation to bioenergy. ENER's main issues at stake are guaranteeing the efficiency and sustainability of the bioenergy consumed in the EU as well as the strategy post 2020, while AGRI's presentation focused on the opportunities for bioenergy in the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
The preliminary results of the impacts of the IEE-II bioenergy projects were presented by Emilio Font de Mora and Silvia Vivarelli, from EASME. The remarkable total leverage effect of the IEE-II bioenergy projects was highlighted and specific examples of impacts achieved by IEE-II projects in relation to policy making and implementation, standardisation and establishment of supply chains were provided.
The two following sessions focused on the results, achievements and impacts of eight IEE-II projects supporting market uptake of solid biomass and biogas/bio-methane:
There was a very good participation and lively discussions took place, showing that although bioenergy has started to be widely produced, people are still concerned about future challenges to face.
The main objective of BiomassTradeCentre II was to support the establishment of new regional Biomass Logistics and Trade Centres (BLTC). Thanks to the project contribution, 12 new biomass trade and logistic centres have been built.
Location details: Rue Gineste 3 1210 Brussels
Event website: http://www.managenerg...
Name: Emilio FONT DE MORA