Biomass energy register for sustainable site development for European Regions


The utilisation of biomass as a renewable energy source which is locally available and storable, offers the opportunity to regional authorities to actively participate in the energy planning of their region. Within the three-year project BEn a user-friendly regional energy planning tool which describes the real conditions, facilitates planning steps and supports decision-making was developed. The so called biomass energy register visualises regional energy sinks and energetic potentials of biomass. Locally available data was collected, standardised and transferred into an internet-based Geographical Information System (GIS). Based on this register, the local boards jointly with further actors collaborating in a network developed regional masterplans for the sustainable utilisation of biomass including guidance notes for management, technology and financing of biomass energy investments. The project BEn was performed in 4 model regions representing different biomass sector development stages (North West/U.K., Emscherippe/Germany, Pojezierze Gostyninsko-Wloclawskie/Poland and Umbria/Italy)

  • Status
  • Completed
  • Project Launch
  • 01 November 2008
  • Project completed
  • 31 October 2011
bio-energy energy sinks biomass

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