11 Mai 2017

S2BIOM – key findings

Tools are available to the public without cost

In the last project meeting at the 25.1.2017 in Brussels, all work packages presented to the European Commission and the main results compared with the objectives of the project.

The project S2Biom has more sophisticated – and at the same time user-friendly – online tools (“Tools”) designed to assist researchers and decision makers from politics and industry in their work. These tools are available to the public without cost.

S2Biom contains data for the EU28, the Western Balkans, Moldova, Turkey and Ukraine to lignocellulose, i.e. biomass from:

  • Forest primary production (Waldrest – and weak wood)
  • Industrial wood by-products and residues
  • Agricultural biomass from agricultural production
  • Agricultural residues
  • Bio-waste and waste wood
  • Perennial energy crops

The online toolset answers the following questions:

  • Where is biomass?
  • What is the sustainable potential of biomass in the year 2030?
  • Which biomass and how much of it is available in a region?
  • How much is the biomass?
  • Which conversion paths are adequate for the biomass in a region (Bio2Match)?
  • There is a need for pre-treatment of biomass (Bio2Match)?
  • Which policies are used in individual countries to support biomass for energy and the bio-economy (biomass policy tool)?
  • Which policies are used in other countries (biomass policy tool)?
  • What is the optimal location for plants to biomass conversion in all regions (BeWhere)?
  • How do I optimize the biomass supply chains at the local level (LocaGIStics)?

The biomass supply and cost information are spatially differentiated at regional level (NUTS3). The great advantage of S2Biom is the integration of various information to the biomass availability, policy context, the available technologies, as well as implementation paths and examples under a central address.

Source: FNR, press release, 2017-04-25.

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