Agri for Energy II: Bioenergy business for rural areas

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Agri for Energy II aims to facilitate and support business relationships between rural biomass producers and small and medium sized bioenergy consumers. This is done in three chosen areas: wood heating, decentralized pure vegetable oil (PVO) production and use, and biogas and biomethane production and use. The project will contribute to demonstrating that bioenergy can be an integral part of rural development and the use of renewable resources can create new business. The most important tool and approach to facilitate the desired development is to use the so-called "WSO keymarket start up action". It is an EU project mainly funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe program. There are project partners from Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Germany, Bulgaria, Finland and Sweden. Biomasses are essential tools as complementary energy instruments, and an essential element in supporting energy self-sufficiency. At the same time emissions of greenhouse gases from biomass may show significant reductions in comparison with the use of fossil fuels. In particular, decentralized production systems (wood heating systems, PPO and biogas) have shown high energy efficiency and a large reduction in GHGs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Nordic Bioenergy 2011
Subtitle of host publicationBook of proceedings
EditorsMia Savolainen
Place of PublicationJyväskylä
PublisherSuomen bioenergiayhdistys ry
ISBN (Print)978-952-5135-51-0
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventInternational Nordic Bioenergy 2011 - Jyväskylä, Finland
Duration: 5 Sep 20119 Sep 2011

Publication series

SeriesFINBIO publication


ConferenceInternational Nordic Bioenergy 2011


  • biofuels
  • wood
  • biogas
  • biomethane
  • rape oil

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