By the European Commission in the framework of the programme Horizon 2020 funded project greenGain was after a three-year period from 2015-2017 completed successfully. Eight institutions from Germany, Italy, Spain and the Czech Republic were involved in greenGain.
The FNR was coordinating the project, which deals with Woody and herbaceous biomass from public land, road Green and landscape maintenance material for the production of energy. Landscape maintenance material as bioenergy is so far relatively unknown or underestimated and is generally composted or incinerated on the spot without use of energy. Where landscape conservation in the public interest is imperative and the energetic application of this raw material would be useful. The aim of the project was to collect information on the subject of landscape conservation and to provide them a broad network. All players in the value chain have gotten access to the issue and its political, financial, logistical, technical and socio economic aspects. In the framework of the project were carried out pilot studies, presented business models and political action recommendations. The findings are available on the greengain.eu website and the greenGain platform available.