Biomass can be used to produce energy for heat, electricity and transport.
Several bioenergy heating applications / configurations can be acknowledged, some more suitable for energy communities and cooperatives than others: District heating – Combined heat and power (cogeneration) – Direct Heating – Heat plants – Co-firing – Space heating for buildings – Methane into grid – Biomass retrofitting – and more.
Bioenergy technologies include stoves and boilers for residential use, cogeneration (CHP) plants, methanisation plants, power plants, bioliquid plants, heat plants and biogas plants (mostly for industrial use).
In 2018, the sectors’ turnover represented €57.6 bn in the EU-28. Europe is both the leader in bioenergy technologies manufacturing and major exporter of advanced and innovative equipment and solutions. Yet, bioenergy stakeholders are not aware of how to take advantage of community energy and how to promote their technology through such a cooperative channel with an, in practice, important market size. This is again where BECoop steps in, bringing in knowledge and support to improve the framework and policy conditions to create a strong international bioenergy community. Bioenergy entails a chain of activities and actors ranging from the growing of feedstock to final energy conversion.
(local regulations, incentives, tax reduction, support, etc.)
Actors within the community bioenergy logistic chain
Raw biomass producers (forestry, agro)
Biomass fuels producers (pellets, briquettes bales, chips, etc.)
Final biomass users (individual clients, community housing, etc.)
Transportation/ storage companies
Bioenergy entails a chain of activities and actors ranging from the growing of feedstock to final energy conversion.