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 key results

Resources to foster a broad deployment of bioenergy heating technologies and communities across Europe: access some here and navigate this website to find more (financial and technical catalogues, factsheets, etc.)!

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.

Latest tweets

📊 Are you a member of an #EnergyCooperative interested in tackling #EnergyPoverty?

Fill in this survey on the systemic role of energy cooperatives and contribute to academic research on the topic.

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📣 Are you a community energy leader in 🇪🇺 already active in the field? Our #EnergyCommunitiesForum hosts a stream of activities & workshops that deep dive into specific technical or organisational issues!

Apply by 1 March!

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#EECF2024 #CommunityPower

.@IRENA's WETO sees bioenergy to play a pivotal role in the #EnergyTransition.

This report estimates the potential of #agricultural residues for bioenergy production in 3 regions, and highlights best practices for their effective mobilisation👉https://bit.ly/3SOE2BH

Latest news

One month ago, 7 EU-funded projects joined forces to organise their final event in Brussels, as a collaborative one. Their aim? Re-energise Europe, with speakers from the research and policy spectrum gathered in 7 panels over 2 days, to discuss community energy, energy efficiency, multiple benefits, women-led initiatives, energy behaviour and new trends of energy […]

In October 2023, the BECoop project came to a close, marking the end of a significant chapter. Although the project itself has a timeline, its mission to empower and educate various stakeholders about the potential of bioenergy communities continues, with its resources and knowledge repository remaining accessible online, ensuring that its legacy endures and continues […]

As you most probably have seen in the news, about a month ago in September 2023, the Region of Thessaly in Greece was hardly hit by climate change, with severe amounts of rain falling into a very short timeframe and many people hit by the events. We, at BECoop, know well the Region with our […]

Latest events

RE-energising Europe – Discussions, high-level panels, poster session and field visit organised by 7 EU-funded projects! Taking place in Brussels (Atelier 29) on 24-25 October, the event is bringing together speakers from EU institutions, project representatives and key players of the energy market. Key topics related to energy in Europe will be tackled including but […]

June 12, 11.30-1pm CET – Supporting energy communities in tackling energy poverty and gender inequality: skill up! This webinar offers the opportunity to discuss how energy poverty can be tackled by increasing inclusivity and skills. Speakers will address ways to strengthen inclusion by combining efforts led by municipalities, energy suppliers, civil society organisations and citizens. […]

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: