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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Prague’s first steps in energy community matters
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"Citizens Energy Communities can support Member States in defining the right policy measures"

Latest news

BECoop is glad to start a partnership with key projects working, like BECoop partners, on energy communities, renewables, raising awareness and providing solutions to policymakers. Compile, Come-RES, DECIDE, eCREW, Newcomers, RES4LIVE, W4RES, NRG2peers, Up-Stairs, RENergetic and RHC. Read all about them in the Related projects section of the website. Related Projects If you want to […]

The first BECoop newsletter reports on project findings, plans and events. Read about bioenergy potential, our pilot solutions in , , 󠁧and , the tools that we offer for cooperatives, and much more.

Participate in a Perception survey! BECoop finds it important to listen to the local perceptions of bioenergy communities of as many locals as possible. This is why, next to the local events, we created a survey to explore your opinions and experiences with community bioenergy. The findings will help us signal key factors and dimensions of […]

Latest events

Join BECoop at the Sustainable place event, September 28, 15.30-17.30 CET, in the workshop “Energy Communities in Europe”, stream Business models. Acknowledging that there is still a need for clear guidance, education, and support with respect to the methodologies and current practices for the set-up and take-off of successful energy communities, both on a local […]

Bioenergy and thermal RES have an indispensable and quantitatively relevant role in achieving the European objectives of decarbonising the economy. Especially in Italy, the forest-wood supply chain can play a leading role in the revitalization of mountain areas and in the production of energy from renewable sources. Fiper is the Italian partner of the “Unlocking […]