05/10 | AEBIOM recommendations for nREAPS on small scale heat and biogas sectors

Brussels, 19 May 2010. The European Biomass Association together with the European Biogass Association publishes recommendations on how to effectively include the biogas and small scale heat sectors within the national Renewable Energy Action Plans.

This paper is the first outcome of the AEBIOM working groups on biogas and small scale heat. The recommendations are provided using a template of the national Renewable Energy Action Plans proposed by the European Commission.

Read the full documen in pdf version [HERE]

This paper aims at helping Member States to finalise their national Renewable Energy Action Plans (REAP).

Bioenergy will play a key role in achieving the mandatory EU target of 20% renewable energy in 2020, set by the renewable energy directive. Bioenergy currently covers more than 7% of the final energy demand in Europe and technological advancements in recent years have allowed for bioenergy to contribute to all energy sectors, being heat (both low and high temperature), electricity and transportation (bioethanol, biodiesel, biomethane, advanced biofuels from lignocellulose, etc.).

This position paper focuses on two bioenergy technologies – small scale heating (up to 100 kW) and the all-rounder biogas, which were both addressed in the AEBIOM conference dedicated to biomass in the REAPs during the sustainable energy week on 25 March in Brussels. See AEBIOM website for minutes and presentations.

For further information, please contact:

Peter Rehberger, AEBIOM – European Biomass Association, info(a)aebiom.org; +32 24 00 10 22