Unlocking the community bioenergy potential

About BECoop

The ambition of BECoop (2020-2023), a project supported by the European Horizon 2020 programme, is to provide the necessary conditions, technical as well as business support tools, for unlocking the underlying market potential of community bioenergy, fostering new links and partnerships.

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Unlocking replication potential and scaling up at the EU level

Developing bioenergy communities

Reducing resistance, boosting demand and start de-risking community bioenergy investments

Empowering policy to transfer the community energy momentum to bioenergy heating

Making community bioenergy project development easier, further cutting down time and cost efforts

Becoop Tools

BECoop partners will develop a set of tools to facilitate the provision of support services to bioenergy communities and foster a broad deployment of bioenergy heating technologies across Europe.

Pilot Areas

BECoop tests the implementation of community bioenergy heating support scheme in 4 complementary pilot cases before transferring to additional cases across the EU.

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What is bioenergy? What do communities offer? Learn more in our dedicated sections and with our project results.

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The missing tool in tackling energy poverty: empowering renewable energy communities in the energy crisis mitigation

In a unique collaboration, 10 EU-funded projects produced a comprehensive briefing including recommendations for various stakeholders!


Have you been thinking of setting up a bioenergy project in your community?

The @BecoopH2020 follower case project is still open for applications until March 31st.

Take a look at the requirements and apply if you qualify. https://www.becoop-project.eu/project-news/open-call-become-a-follower-case-and-get-support-to-develop-a-community-bioenergy-heating-project/

While we plan for our next webinars, this is also your last chance to apply & become a "BECoop follower case" to receive support to set up a bioenergy community. Apply on our website before March 31!

#energycommunities #cooperatives #bioenergy


Latest news

While the energy crisis impacts can still be felt across Europe with devastating consequences, emergency as well as long-lasting solutions are investigated. In a unique collaboration, 10 EU-funded projects have gathered to produce a comprehensive briefing including recommendations for various stakeholders, on how could renewable energy communities be a vehicle to mitigate the energy crisis […]

Willing to heat your home next winter through a (bio)energy community? Get support from BECoop to set it up! While bioenergy holds, in practice, the highest potential for replacing (imported) fossil fuelled heat and remains a leading technology in the EU renewable energy heating sector, there is a significantly untapped market uptake potential for it. […]

There is a need for unlocking and activating the underlying market potential of community bioenergy and that is exactly what BECoop aims to do, fostering a broad deployment of bioenergy heating technologies across Europe, by providing the necessary conditions and technical as well as business support tools for unlocking the underlying market potential of community […]

Latest events

BECoop partners are holding a series of webinars, from November 2022 to May 2023, to introduce key topics to whoemever is interested. The webinars last 45 minutes and are recorded, then made available on our Knowledge Exchange Platform. Join us for the next ones and add them to your calendars:  

This webinar will focus on biomass as a potential source of renewable energy for generating heat and electricity in distributed energy systems and in household applications. You will hear a definition of biomass, the types, properties and forms to be used for heating purposes in bioenergy cooperatives, how to estimate the local biomass potential, biomass […]

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2022 – September 22, 9.00-10.30, online Co-organised by Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF) Equitable access to and control over sustainable energy services for all is an essential right. For the energy transition and EU Green Deal to be realised, they need to be inclusive and participatory. Everybody is talking […]