Bioenergy Europe’s role: Project Partner
The EUBIONET III project increased the use of biomass-based fuel in the EU by finding ways to overcome market barriers.
- National biomass programmes and biomass fuel potentials were analysed especially for different industrial residues and agrobiomass;
- International trade of biomass fuel was promoted, price mechanisms were analysed and new CN codes for biomass fuels were being proposed;
- Certification and sustainability criteria for biomass fuels were set in co-operation with market actors;
- Implementing of new CEN standards for solid biofuels was enhanced;
- Bioenergy use was promoted by raising awareness on biomass heating aiming at fuel switch to biomass;
- The appropriate use of biomass resources was assessed by analysing raw material availability within and between bioenergy, forest industry and agricultural sectors.
The results of the EUBIONET III project contributed to a sustainable, transparent international biomass fuel trade, secured the most cost efficient and value-adding uses of biomass for energy and industry, boosted the investments on best practice technologies and new services on biomass heat sector and enhanced sustainable and fair international trade of biomass fuels. EUBIONET III project was coordinated by VTT during 2008 – 2011.