Partners

The two farmers Hans-Georg von Engelbrechten and Clemens von König founded "Agraligna GmbH" as a consequence of long-term cooperation in the field of woody energy crops, as well as the ecological and renewable heat deployment. Under the slogan "energy wood from the field", the two farmers do not only the consulting and services for the cultivation of this energy wood for other Farmers. They are also advisors for ideas and possibilities for implementation of the recovery of raw materials in the region. Mr von Engelbrechten has specialized since 2006 in the production of energy wood and lives in the Northeastern part of Germany. Particularly through the activities in the National Forest Enterprise of Sachsen-Anhalt, for whom he has developed the theme of energy wood production mainly responsible, he gained broad experience through SRC plants at various locations. Clemens von König operates a farm in the middle of Germany near Braunschweig and is operating in the heating contracting based on chips since 2006. The largest project "Bioenergy Village Beuchte" went into operation in 2008 and currently serves 65 households all year round with heat. Specially created for this energy wood surfaces provide the heating to nearly 100%. Along with the Northwest German Research Institute (NWFVA) and the Italian Institute poplar variety trials are performed for fast-growing tree species in the middel of Germany. From own qualified and licensed nurserries planting material from the region is offered, which is planted in demand quickly and accurately with a special planter. The preparation of the Fields is optimal in autumn, the planting of the Cuttings takes place in spring from March till May.

Website: http://agraligna.com

ASAJA was created on 14 July 1991 as the result of the agreement to merge different Agricultural Organisations (CNAG, CNJA and UFADE), thus becoming the largest Professional Agricultural Organisation in Spain with over three thousand active members. ASAJA was founded in order to represent, manage, defend and promote the professional interests of the agriculture and livestock sector in general and of its member organisations with full legal personality and subject to strictly democratic principles.

Its purpose is to defend family farms and agricultural companies under any type of private initiative and their progress as a viable economic activity, aiming to improve the conditions of young people wanting to do this activity, their training and professional development and, in general, defending the competitiveness of the Spanish agriculture and livestock sector both at home and abroad.

ASAJA – GRANADA as an association, provides different services to its associates, such as advice on trade unions, accounting, grants, training, telecentres and on technical, legal, tax and employment matters, etc.

Website: http://www.asaja.com.es

BIOAZUL has two main business areas strongly interconnected, concretely the identification, production and implementation (technical, coordination and management tasks) of applied research and international cooperation projects related to renewable energies (mainly based on biomass) and water management framed within different European funding programmes and, on the other hand, the development, optimisation and distribution of eco-innovative products and technologies for wastewater treatment (complete SBR and MBR systems for wastewater treatment and water reuse, especially in remote locations or for specific wastewater compositions; chemicals for wastewater treatment, focused on standard wastewater systems, etc.).

BIOAZUL has an extensive experience in the establishment of SRPs, being one of the pioneer companies in this sector. Through R&D and industrial projects several technical activities related to biomass production (for energy purposes), food wastes (solid and liquid mainly coming from agro-food industry), wastewater (treatments of municipal and industrial using different technologies) and soil remediation have been developed.

Website: http://www.bioazul.com

 

Biotricity is a scalable business in the green energy sector. It proposes to construct a Combined Heat and Power (“CHP”) facility dedicated to the processing of bio fuels and the generation of 16.3 MW of Base Load (‘always on’) electricity from renewable sources. By both producing sustainable electricity and converting raw biomass to a refined bio fuel, it is anticipated that Biotricity will simultaneously avail of the enhanced “electricity tariff” for biomass CHP and satisfy an existing domestic and overseas demand for “fit-for-purpose”, certifiable bio fuels. Biotricity has received planning permission for its Biomass Processing CHP Power station in Rhode, Co. Offaly. It has also received a viable grid offer for the connection to the national grid and has fuel supply contracts for 15 years, the lifetime of the Power Purchase Agreement for the sale of its electricity. Biotricity’s team is comprised of experts in bio-fuels, forestry, start-ups, business modelling and sales/marketing. Biotricity has taken additional external advice on plant and process design and will team with an Irish-Danish plant engineering firm which has designed a number of similar power and CHP plants around Europe.

Website: http://www.bio-tricity.com

The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is an independent national charity, established in 1979 to advance sustainable energy policy and practice. We share our knowledge and practical experience to enable people and organisations to change the way they think and act about energy. We do this by giving advice, managing innovative energy projects, training others to act, and undertaking research and policy analysis. At any one time we have between 50 and 60 different and separately funded projects under way. We are based in Bristol although much of our work has relevance and impact across the UK. Our clients and funders include national, regional and local government and associated agencies, energy companies and charitable sources.

Website: http://www.cse.org.uk

Crops for Energy (C4E) is one of the UK's leading independent authorities on energy crops and their use in biomass energy schemes. The company was set up in 2004 and provides advice on all aspects of growing, supplying and use of energy crops and has a client base ranging from individual householders to businesses, local authorities, large estates and nature conservation bodies. Activities include project management, marketing and sales of SRC willow varieties, management of energy crop establishment and boiler installations, negotiating supply contracts, grant applications and accreditations. Additionally C4E runs training courses and is a regular contributor to trade journals. Our mission is to promote energy crops as part of an integrated agricultural system providing multipurpose environmental benefits. Our knowledge is not limited to the energy crop sector - we also help clients understand the economic benefits and technical issues in mobilizing biomass from undermanaged woodland and wetland habitats.

Website: http://www.crops4energy.co.uk

Dorset County Council is a local authority with statutory responsibilities covering public services in Dorset, a rural County on the south coast of the UK with a population of 405,000. The organisation employs 14,000 staff and has an annual turnover of approximately 225 million Euros. Participation in the ROKWOOD project would be led by the authority’s Sustainability Team. Dorset County Council has been actively working on renewable energy with a wide range of partners for the last 10 years. The County Council has an economic development team which leads the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership promoting economic development in the County. The low carbon economy has been identified as a priority area for action with significant opportunities to develop biomass resources in this rural area including energy crops. Dorset County Council has well established contacts in the agricultural sector and owns 56 farms which are leased to new entrants to the farming industry.

Website: http://www.dorsetforyou.com/county

The Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) is a third-level educational and research institution based in Dublin, Ireland which awards degrees up to and including PhD level. It comprises four colleges: Engineering and the Built Environment; Science and Health; Business; and Arts and Tourism. It currently has approximately 20,000 students.

logo dublin-energy-lab-dit 220The Dublin Energy Lab (DEL) is an interdisciplinary research group based at the DIT working in the fields of energy and renewable energy research. It specialises in energy device/systems development and policy research across three main themes: smart networks; energy storage; and renewable energy systems. Other research areas include: transport; behavioural economics; and marketing. DEL has been involved in a variety of studies involving multiple stakeholders in energy-related industries. DIT has extensive experience of participating in coordinating national and international research projects.

Websites: http://dit.ie, http://dublinenergylab.dit.ie/dublinenergylab

 

 

As a consulting company, EKSPERT-SITR Ltd. in Koszalin came into being on the 1st of March 1992 as a result of transformation of Regional Centre of Expertise and Agricultural Consulting.

Our main activity areas: designing of wastewater treatment plants, biogas plants and wind farms, DH plants for biomass; implementation of works towards environmental protection taking into consideration renewable energy; counselling and consulting activity; implementation of works towards local government administration; elaborating on publications; appraisals of real estates and devices; EU projects within the programmes: POKL, POIG, PROW,7 FP, IEE; training and counselling activity in the scope of integration with the European Union:

Carrying out statutory aims and assignments of our company is possible thanks to generating excellent contacts and substantive cooperation, and organizational and technical with research and development centres, agricultural advisory centres, educational establishments in Europe.

Website: http://www.ekspert-sitr.pl

EUBIA, the European Biomass Industry Association, is an international non profit association in Brussels, Belgium. It groups together market forces, technology providers, and knowledge centres, all of them active in the field of biomass. Our main objective is to support the European biomass industries at all levels, promoting the use of biomass as an energy source, developing innovative bioenergy concepts and projects and fostering international co-operation within the bioenergy field (USA-Russian federation-India-China). In addition, one of our main activities is the identification of buisness opportunities and specific bio-project with acceptable Return of Investment for private investors. EUBIA is also a full member of the steering committee of the G8-GB partnership.

Thanks to its many years of experience in bioenergy issues; dissemination opportunities and in definition of needed standards for different future markets, EUBIA can give a large support in European projects, providing technical support, feasibility studies as well as high value contacts among its members, experts and authorities.

Website: http://www.eubia.org

The Zaluski Commune is the smallest, local administration unit in the Polish Republics autonomic administration system. As a part of this system, our commune carry’s out not only its own tasks resulting from the polish law, but also some tasks passed by the government and its direct representatives in the region (wojewoda). In summary these ale tasks are concentrated around public issues, in particular: environmental care, waste managing, real estate managing, public roads, water supply systems, health and social care, education, sport and similar. We are a farming society, the larger part of the land is an unurbanized landscape, mostly cultivated fields, so farming brings the largest amount of profits, not only for the citizens, but also for the commune. Regarding to that the Zaluski region is a strawberry and raspberry basin what is clearly underlined in the communes promoting actions.

Website: http://www.zaluski.pl

The Energy Agency of Granada was created in 2001 under the SAVE European initiative by the Provincial Council of Granada. Once finished the project, the Agency has being earning more and more weight on the provincial administration policies, and now is the main ‘instrument’ that the provincial council has to undertake all his sustainable energy policies on the region os near one million inhabitants. Among other activities one of the main objectives is the awareness raising and behaviour changing on the province for a better use of energy on a local reality. The Energy Agency has worked on different projects to achieve a better energy use on the region, as Energy Audits in 152 municipalities until now (but more are being carried now), educational events, technical assessment, mobility studies, renewable energies facilities, etc. The Provincial Council of Granada entrusted during 2009 the management of the CoM to the Energy Agency of Granada.

Website: http://www.apegr.org

The Andalusian Institute of Agricultural and Fisheries Research and Training (IFAPA) is a public research institution, belonging to the government of Andalusia (Consejería de Agricultura, Pesca y Medio Ambiente) in Spain, with 18 research centers at regional level. It is corner stone within the context of the second modernization for the incorporation of Andalusia into the knowledge and innovation society. IFAPA aims to develop a global research and quality training aimed at creating and promoting an innovative enterprise culture, linked to current and future needs in agriculture, fisheries and food industry. IFAPA is organized in seven scientific areas: Agricultural Production, Biotechnology, Postharvest Technologies and Food Industries, Organic Production and Natural Resources, Aquaculture and Fisheries, Agricultural Economics and Sociology, and Crop Protection.

Website: http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/agriculturaypesca/ifapa/web

The Mazovian Agricultural Advisory Centre provides trainings and advises in the scope of: requirements and cross compliance, economics and agricultural accounting, ecology and environmental protection, including agri – environmental programmes, usage of EU funds, promotion of traditional agricultural products, as well as rural tourism, organisation of producer groups, implementing modern technologies in agricultural production. The Centre has an experimental field in Poświętne Branch, where the latest technological solutions are presented in the cultivation of crops. It publishes a monthly magazine "Wieś Mazowiecka" with an economic appendix "Agrobiznes" available at MAAC Warsaw advisors and in the subscription. Furthermore brochures, catalogues and folders covering specialist issues are published. The Mazovian Agricultural Advisory Centre is an organizer and co-organizer of many conferences, exhibitions, fairs, harvest festivals, markets and trade fairs.

Website: http://www.modr.mazowsze.pl

The Regional Planning Authority Altmark (founded 2001) as a public administration unit for regional planning had taken part in several EU an federal Projects dealing with improving efficiency in the use of renewable resources, especially biomass for energy production. RPAA is responsible for planning activities in the region like changes, further development and supplements and it is actively involved in the process of exchange with all decisions-makers in the region.

Website: http://www.die-altmark-mittendrin.de/index.php?id=116

SalixEnergi Europa AB is a newly formed company owned by five persons who have been in the salix business for between 20 – 25 years. Two of the owners, Gunnar Henriksson and Annika Henriksson have been working in the family enterprise Henriksson Salix AB (HSAB) as harvest contractors and with machinery development since 1991. The three other owners, Ulf Görman (family enterprise Vallkärra Växt AB) and Lena and Per Åsheim (family enterprise Lillöhus AB), have been willow cutting producers since 1985. SEE bought the Swedish salix business from Lantmännen Agroenergi AB in November 2010 and thereby took over the harvest organization and the sales of salix biomass for the major part of the Swedish salix producers. The salix biomass is sold to about 20 heat plants in the range of 5 – 300 MW in south Sweden. The SEE business also includes marketing and sales of the Lantmännen SW Seed`s improved willow varieties in EU and Ukraine. The production and sales in the EU is done through a network of over 30 licensed cutting producers and dealers.

Website: http://www.salixenergi.se

Skåne Energy Agency - a regional energy agency founded with support from the EU SAVE program - is a department within Association of Local Authorities in Skåne, the member organisation of the region’s 33 local authorities. The agency was founded in 1998 and has long experience in working with local authorities, seminars and trainings and projects with Swedish and European funding. The agency works for efficient use of energy and the increased use of renewable energy in the region of Skåne (Scania). The department has 21 employees; the Association of Local Authorities in whole has 80 employees.

Skåne Energy Agency´s purpose is to work for efficient use of energy and the increased use of renewable energy in the region of Skåne. The work of the Energy Agency is directed towards all the inhabitants and all the organizations of the region, from the heaviest industrial companies to the private citizen.

Website: http://www.kfsk.se

SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut (SP) is a leading international research institute creating value, delivering high-quality input to all parts of the innovation chain, thus playing an important role in boosting competitiveness of industry and its development towards sustainability.

Website: http://www.sp.se/en/Sidor/default.aspx

TTZ is a private non-profit organisation established in 1987 in Bremerhaven, Germany specialized in the fields of environment technology, biomass production, conversion and use, waste and wastewater management and energy efficiency. It is an innovative provider of technology transfer services and conducts customer-oriented trainings, research and development. It has a multicultural and multidisciplinary staff of around 120 persons. TTZ has a worldwide partner network and a broad experience in the development and implementation of projects financed by international organisations, e.g. the EU and the UNDP, as well as by national or regional institutions. It is also a highly recognized R&D service provider for private companies, mainly SMEs from the region.

Website: www.ttz-bremerhaven.de

The Western Development Commission (WDC) is a statutory government body with a specific remit under the terms of the Western Development Commission Act (1998) to promote the economic and social development of the Western Region of Ireland comprising the counties Clare, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo. Its core activities are centred around three thematic pillars of regional policy, regional development and enterprise support. It operates under the aegis of the Department of Environment. In recent years it has gained experience in the analysis and development of drivers for growth in the regional and transnational Bioenergy sector. Its networks of SME’s and stakeholders have led to the development of several products to support research and growth of the sector e.g. an innovative open access service product has been developed (“The bioenergy tool” – www.raslres.eu), and several associated recommendations have been incorporated at national policy level – e.g. Irelands NREAP

Website: http://www.wdc.ie