Category: Biomass availability, quality, supply and sustainability

Key steps to establishing a Digital Innovation Hub

Key steps to establishing a Digital Innovation Hub

ICT-BIOCHAIN has established two Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) focused on biomass supply-chains. 

These are the first of its kind DIHs for the bio-based sector, bringing together established Model Demonstrator Regions and linking biomass suppliers and bio-industry with digital technology experts and other multi-actors (agribusinesses, entrepreneurs, academia, local authorities) to leverage the opportunities of the “digital bioeconomy”.

Recommendations for Digital Innovation Hubs mobilisation

Recommendations for Digital Innovation Hubs mobilisation

The ICT-BIOCHAIN project has held different events as a way to mobilise the Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) and engage stakeholders, making the most out of this initiative. 

These events and the best practices learned from them are presented next as a suggestion of potential activities to be conducted. 

S2Biom review paper: Sustainable supply of non-food biomass for a resource efficient bioeconomy.

S2Biom review paper: Sustainable supply of non-food biomass for a resource efficient bioeconomy.

The S2Biom project supported the sustainable delivery of non-food biomass feedstock at local, regional and pan European level through developing harmonised data sets, strategies, and roadmaps at local, regional, national and pan European level for EU28, Western Balkans, Ukraine, Moldova and Turkey. The project improved scientific evidence on the availability, cost supply, technologies and framework conditions (policy, financing, sustainability) for lignocellulosic non-food biomass by 2030.

The aim of this S2Biom paper is to give a state-of-the-art overview about various studies which investigated the present and potential sustainable supply of non-food biomass in the EU. The aim of this S2Biom paper is to give a state-of-the-art overview about various studies which investigated the present and potential sustainable supply of non-food biomass in the EU. 

 

S2Biom R&D roadmap for lignocellulosic biomass in Europe

S2Biom R&D roadmap for lignocellulosic biomass in Europe

The S2Biom project supported the sustainable delivery of non-food biomass feedstock at local, regional and pan European level through developing harmonised data sets, strategies, and roadmaps at local, regional, national and pan European level for EU28, Western Balkans, Ukraine, Moldova and Turkey. The project improved scientific evidence on the availability, cost supply, technologies and framework conditions (policy, financing, sustainability) for lignocellulosic non-food biomass by 2030.

This S2Biom report outlines a research and development roadmap for sustainable biomass supply and delivery at pan-European level to promote and develop environmentally desirable bioenergy and bio-based materials.

S2Biom Integrated assessment of biomass supply chains and conversion routes

S2Biom Integrated assessment of biomass supply chains and conversion routes

The S2Biom project supported the sustainable delivery of non-food biomass feedstock at local, regional and pan European level through developing harmonised data sets, strategies, and roadmaps at local, regional, national and pan European level for EU28, Western Balkans, Ukraine, Moldova and Turkey. The project improved scientific evidence on the availability, cost supply, technologies and framework conditions (policy, financing, sustainability) for lignocellulosic non-food biomass by 2030.

This S2Biom report presents an integrated assessment of biomass supply chains and conversion routes, for energy as well as chemicals and materials, under different scenarios. It builds on various databases created in S2Biom and on the ECN’s RESolve Biomass model.

S2Biom Policy options to mobilize sustainable non-food biomass resources for the bio-based economy

S2Biom Policy options to mobilize sustainable non-food biomass resources for the bio-based economy

The S2Biom project supported the sustainable delivery of non-food biomass feedstock at local, regional and pan European level through developing harmonised data sets, strategies, and roadmaps at local, regional, national and pan European level for EU28, Western Balkans, Ukraine, Moldova and Turkey. The project improved scientific evidence on the availability, cost supply, technologies and framework conditions (policy, financing, sustainability) for lignocellulosic non-food biomass by 2030.

This S2Biom report describes policy guidelines and exemplary policy options allowing policy makers from the respective levels to quickly appreciate potential support frameworks that exist and efficient ways to apply them to mobilize sustainable biomass resources for different market sectors of the bio-based economy.

S2Biom summary and individual reports on optimal logistical concepts case studies

S2Biom summary and individual reports on optimal logistical concepts case studies

The S2Biom project supported the sustainable delivery of non-food biomass feedstock at local, regional and pan European level through developing harmonised data sets, strategies, and roadmaps at local, regional, national and pan European level for EU28, Western Balkans, Ukraine, Moldova and Turkey. The project improved scientific evidence on the availability, cost supply, technologies and framework conditions (policy, financing, sustainability) for lignocellulosic non-food biomass by 2030.

This S2Biom report provides an overall summary as well as three individual case studies to match optimal logistical concepts (conceptual designs) with the specific regional situation:

  • Small-scale power production with straw and Miscanthus in the Burgundy region (France);
  • Large-scale power production with straw and residual woody biomass in the Aragon region (Spain);
  • Advanced wood logistics in the Province of Central Finland.

Data on biomass availability and demand and quality specifications of the conversion technology have been used in combination with data on logistical components and concepts to provide guidelines for the case study partners to construct relevant regional cases. These advanced regional case studies can serve as example for other regions in the EU-27.