Projects

BIOPLAT-EU

Title
Promoting sustainable use of underutilized lands for bioenergy production through a web-based platform for Europe
Ref./Contract no
818083
Programme
H2020-LCE
Duration
36 months
Coordinator
Partners

1 WIRTSCHAFT UND INFRASTRUKTUR GMBH & CO PLANUNGS KG Germany

2 FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS FAO Italy

3 GEONARDO ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD Hungary

4 JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH Austria

5 FORSHUNGSINSTITUTE FUR BERGBAUFOLGELANDSCAFTEN E.V. Germany

6 CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA Italy

7 NAUKOVO-TEHNICHNII CENTAR BIOMASA LLC Ukraine

8 UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA - LA MANCHA Spain

9 CENTRUL PENTRU PROMOVAREA ENERGIEI CURATE SI EFICIENTA IN ROMANIA ENERO ASOCIATIEI
Romania

10 EUROPEAN LANDOWNERS ORGANIZATION Belgium

11 1to3 Capital B.V. Netherlands

12 NESTE OYJ Finland

Summary
The BIOPLAT-EU proposal will promote and support the uptake of sustainable bioenergy projects on marginal, underutilized and contaminated lands (MUC lands). These lands cannot be used for food production or for recreational and conservation purposes, but in some cases, they still retain the potential to produce biomass for non-food purposes. Moreover such use of these lands is not known to stakeholders, therefore the proposal will promote and inform about such opportunities through a web-based platform which will include a public user friendly tool using global information system that will assess the environmental, social and techno-economic sustainability aspects of defined value chains for bioenergy production on MUC lands and through stakeholder engagement activities. In order to remove legal barriers for the uptake of such projects, communication activities with the responsible authorities will be organised. As for the technical and financial barriers, the proposal will support stakeholders and give guidance on how such projects can be implemented. Moreover, it will link biomass producers and processors with investors and will guide them on how to make their projects bankable.