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BioenNW - Delivering Local Bioenergy to North-Western Europe

BioenNW - Delivering Local Bioenergy to North-Western Europe
Project team:

Rösch, Christine (project leader); Martina Haase; Daniel Ketzer; Ahssem Almehasneh; Martin Knapp

Funding:

INTERREG IVB North West Europe Programm

Start date:

2011

End date:

2015

Project partners:

European Bioenergy Research Institute, Aston University, Birmingham (UK) – EBRI (joint project leader)

Fondation Européenne pour des Territoires Durables, Versailles (FR) - FONDATERRA; Birmingham City Council (UK) – BCC; Centre for Low Carbon Technologies, Birmingham City University (UK) – BCU; Energy Hills, Aachen (DE) – HILLS; Konduit Ltd, Warwick (UK) – KOND; Invigour Ltd Birmingham (UK) - INVIG; WSE Bioenergy, Jülich (DE) – WSE; HI3 GmbH, Jülich (DE) - HI3; Technologie Wallonne Energie - Environnement et Développement durable, Liège (BE) - TWEED; European Biomass Industry Association, Bruxelles (BE) – EUBIA; RITTMO Agroenvironnement, Colmar (FR) – RITTMO; Municipalité Les Mureaux, Department Yvelines (FR) - LESM; SamenwerkingsverbandRegio Eindhoven, Eindhoven (NL) - SRE; Harper Adams University College, Newport (UK) - HAUC; Institut für ZukunftsEnergieSysteme, Saarbrücken (DE) – izes gGmbH

Research group:

Sustainability and environment

Project description

Logo BioenNW

Project aim

The project aims to increase the rate of bioenergy provision within NW Europe through facilitating the implementation of local, small scale bioenergy plants (typically < 10 MW total energy). This will be done by the establishment of Bioenergy Support Centers (BSCs) which are supposed to provide information and support to local stakeholders, e.g. from local governments, industrial and financial organizations, and industry, by locally demonstrating suitable technologies and by creating a network of support centers.

Key tasks

  1. Establishment and operation of bioenergy support centers as local catalysts to the development of bioenergy projects.
  2. Demonstrating the combined operation of anaerobic digestion and intermediate pyrolysis to ensure the broadest range of biomass types maybe used as feedstocks.
  3. Building a "Decision Support Tool" – DST to support the establishment of bioenergy projects in European regions
  4. Engaging with key actors and stakeholders to promote conditions whereby bioenergy projects can be implemented.

Key activities of ITAS

The main contribution from ITAS is the development of the spatial element of the decision support tool (DST) using a Geographical Information System (GIS). Therefore, a method and a model are being developed for the assessment of sustainable potentials and the corresponding spatial distribution of all relevant organic residues (agricultural residues, forest biomass, urban waste) in specific European regions. Besides to statistical data, spatial data (digital maps) e.g. on soil properties, land use, cropping patterns, livestock distribution, and protected areas are being processed. Within the DST, the modelling results are used for the identification of suitable technologies, locations and residue types at an early stage of project development.

The DST and parts of its functionality can be seen here: http://ixion.bcu.ac.uk/bioen/dst#/

Project structure

The project currently comprises five regions, one in France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the UK, where the project concepts will be applied and optimized. A Bioenergy Support Centre (BSC) will be created in each region where the project activities are concentrated and which acts as a catalyst to the development of bioenergy projects in the respective region. Direct links will be created to networks in other regions of NW Europe aiming at the foundation of further bioenergy support centers and for the dissemination of the project outcomes.

Project website: bioenergy-nw.eu

Publications


2016
Journal Articles
Presentations
Haase, M.; Rösch, C.
Vorstellung FT 4.3: Nachhaltigkeitsbewertung der Fallstudie Biogene Energieträger.
2016. Workshop der HGF-Initiative Energiesystem 2050, Karlsruhe, 8.April 2016 
2015
Presentations
Almehasneh, A.
GIS-based modelling of forest biomass potentials in Germany and North West Europe.
2015. 1st Course Week, Universität Freiburg, 19.-23.Oktober 2015 
Haase, M.
Assessment of sustainable crop residue potentials in BioenNW Regions.
2015. BioenNW Final InternationalConference (2015), Brussels, Belgium, September 24, 2015 
Haase, M.; Ketzer, D.
GIS-based analysis of agricultural residues in European regions.
2015. GIS-Based Analysis for the Estimation of Renewable Energy Potentials : Joint Workshop of ITAS and EIFER, Karlsruhe, October 26, 2015 
Posters
Almehasneh, A.; Rösch, C.
GIS-optimized modelling of sustainable biomass potential from forests in Germany and North West Europe.
2015. Energy, Science and Technology 2015. The energy conference for scientists and researchers. Book of Abstracts, EST, Energy Science Technology, International Conference & Exhibition, 20-22 May 2015, Karlsruhe, Germany 
Almehasneh, A.; Rösch, C.
GIS-optimized modelling of sustainable biomass potential from forests in Germany and North West Europe.
2015. EST 2015 - Energy, Science and Technology, Karlsruhe, May 20-22, 2015 
Haase, M.; Rösch, C.
GIS-based Approach for the Assessment of Sustainable Biomass Potentials.
2015. Energy, Science and Technology 2015. The energy conference for scientists and researchers. Book of Abstracts, EST, Energy Science Technology, International Conference & Exhibition, 20-22 May 2015, Karlsruhe, Germany 
Haase, M.; Rösch, C.
GIS-based approach for the assessment of sustainable biomass potentials.
2015. EST 2015 - Energy, Science and Technology, Karlsruhe, May 20-22, 2015 
2014
Presentations
Almehasneh, A.
Forest biomass estimation for North-Western Europe (BioenNW regions).
2014. Transnational Managing Group Meeting (2014), Saarbrücken, Germany, October 21, 2014 
Posters
Haase, M.; Ketzer, D.; Rösch, C.
GIS-based analysis for the estimation of sustainable biomass potentials in different regions of NW Europe.
2014. International Bioenergy Conference, Manchester, GB, March 11-13, 2014 
2013
Conference Papers
Haase, M.
Development of a GIS-based spatial model for the estimation of sustainable biomass potentials in different regions of North West Europe.
2013. Page, B. [Hrsg.] Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection (ENVIROINFO 2013), Hamburg, September 2-4, 2013 Aachen : Shaker Verlag, 2013 Part II, 717–725 
Presentations
Haase, M.
Development of a GIS-based spatial model for the estimation of sustainable biomass potentials in different regions of North West Europe.
2013. 27th International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection (ENVIROINFO 2013), Hamburg, September 2-4, 2013 
2012
Presentations

Contact

Dr. Christine Rösch
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)
P.O. Box 3640
76021 Karlsruhe
Germany

Tel.: +49 721 608-22704
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