Deliverable 2.4 Recommendations to industry is a document that brings out relevant lessons regarding technical aspects in order to share them industrials from the regions of Normandie (France), Alentejo and Lisboa (Portugal) and Lubelskie (Poland), yet they can be useful to any European region, especially Eastern European countries.
The recommendations proposed mainly concern the wood waste preparation stage which is crucial in the value chain. Wood waste preparation has been relatively straightforward so far but is changing rapidly with increasing demand for wood waste. In fact, in order to valorize the resource, industrials have to respond to the increasingly strong and different constraints according to buyers (thresholds in pollutants, percentage of fine particles, size of the grinds more or less large, absence of MDF, etc.). To stand out, they develop preparation strategies and techniques to maintain a competitive edge. Thus, for some years, the preparation lines are more and more complex and include increasingly sophisticated equipment (optical sorting, aeraulic sorting, screen “3 fractions”, flip flop screen, suitable mixtures, dust collection, etc.).
Deliverable 2.4 presents recommendations which may be of a rather general nature for industrials who already have extensive knowledge in this field, but may be particularly useful to waste professionals who plan to treat this type of waste, or those in certain regions (recipient regions of Bioreg or Eastern European regions) where there is not yet the knowledge already acquired in the so-called model regions.
Deliverable 2.3 Lessons and recommendations document to regional authorities and policy makers provides lessons and recommendations to regional authorities and policy makers in recipient regions based on the success factors identified in model regions. Even if the document targets Normandy, Lisboa/Alentejo and Lubelskie, the lessons and recommendations highlighted can be transferred to any European region. Five main lessons and recommendations have been identified :
- Structuring the offer of wood waste products: classification ;
- Increase of the exploitable deposit by enhancing collection and reducing landfill ;
- Developing sorting of different classes of wood waste ;
- Promoting the development of material recovery in panels ;
- Developing and optimizing the energy recovery of waste.
BioReg project proposes to create a platform of stakeholders who are able to influence and develop their regions towards bio-based industries and products.
Demonstrator case studies have been selected among European regions – Gothenburg, (SE); Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttember (Ge), Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna (IT), North West England (UK) and Vorarlberg and Syria, Austria. Those have set up renewable wood waste-based systems at different stages of the waste wood value chain including different wood waste source, pre-sorting, sorting, collection, recycling and wood waste treatment (to materials, biochemicals or biofuels) as well as the different gradings and regional wood waste composition in each country.
3 recipient regions were selected for this project in regards to their unused waste wood potential: Normandy (France), Lublin (Poland), Andalucia (Spain).
The BioReg platform will function on two levels. On the EU level: best practices in terms of strategies and technologies as well as implementing mechanisms will be shared with the beneficiary recipient regions on the project and disseminated to many other potential regions in the EU (EUBIA). The platform will will encourage the collaboration of members and stakeholders on the European level. On the regional level: the best practices will be replicated in the three beneficiary regions. The proposal offers collaboration with regional existing clusters, constructive dialogue with regional authorities and policy makers, industrial and RTD establishments in the recipient regions. It will mobilize the recipient regions to develop the existing potential for industrial innovative projects and build bio-based ecosystems. Industries, regions and investors will be brought together to establish an efficient dialogue so that demand and supply can be aligned and large impact projects can be realized.
The project proposes mechanisms to engage the stakeholders in collaboration also after the EU funding on BioReg is over.
Grant Agreement ID727958
DurationFrom: 2017-01-01To: 2019-12-31
Overall Budget996 056,25 €
CoordinatorCABINET D’ETUDES SUR LES DECHETS ET L’ENERGIE