BioenNW - Delivering Local Bioenergy to North West Europe

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EBRI is leading an ambitious international project to promote the wider adoption of bioenergy in regions of North West Europe to reduce carbon emissions, increase energy security and employment opportunities.

This €7.9m Interreg IVB funded project has been put in place to support companies, organisations and local authorities to deliver local bioenergy in parts of the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

The BioenNW project has 11 European partners throughout North West Europe.

BioenNW helps organisations (local and regional authorities, businesses, academia and investors) to establish local, small-scale, bioenergy schemes in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and UK. BioenNW stimulates the potential for biomass to make a substantial contribution to increasing energy security, reducing carbon emissions, creating employment, developing synergies between regions and providing a platform for future European funding.

The project is demonstrating the economic viability of power generation from urban and rural waste and how technologies can be used with anaerobic digestion and difficult to manage waste streams.

BioenNW will test a new process which combines intermediate pyrolysis and Anaerobic Digestion, with demonstration proposed in each region.

BioenNW is:

Creating a Network of Bioenergy Support Centres throughout North West Europe providing support to organisations to deliver local bioenergy more efficiently and cost-effectively. The Network offers services including expert advice, testing services, region specific resource information, workshops and seminars, access to funding, a Decision Support Tool, electronic bioenergy library and more.

Building a Decision Support Tool to assist with the investment process and to help decide where to locate future bioenergy plants.

Demonstrating the combined operation of innovative bioenergy technologies at a commercial scale and testing a range of biomass.

Identifying at least 25 sites for the development of new bioenergy schemes and developing 5 of these to the point of build by 2015.

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The Project is supported by the Interreg IVB Northwest Europe Programme

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