10 May 2023, 00:00

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:


December 9, 2022 - Biomass Combustion

The webinar will cover the following topics:

    • biomass combustion/gasification systems in local bioenergy cooperatives (direct and indirect solutions),
    • biomass boilers (small and middle capacity),
    • environmental issues related to solid biomass combustion/gasification in heating units,
    • success cases – best local practices.

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January 26, 2023, 10-11am CET - Symbiosis and synergies

  • Challenges of existing cooperatives
  • Creating synergies as a key success element
  • Synergy options (Production, Distribution, Supply to final customer, district heating, fiber, gas station, auto repair shop, supermarket, snow removal service, e-mobility, composting plant)
  • Different services, different Cooperative

Organised by SEV and Goiener.

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February 8, 2023, 9-10am CET - The Becoop tools

This the 4th BECoop Webinar and is dedicated to the presentation and demonstration of the tools developed during the project. The audience will receive a first-hand review of the available tools and demos of the Self-Assessment tool and the e-Market Environment.


1 – BECoop Project – Introduction by coordinator of the project (5 min)

2 – The BECoop tools (45 min):

  • Self-Assessment tool – on online tool that provides an evaluation methodology and tool for assessing the status and future potential of bioenergy communities
  • Toolkit – an online repository of existing open-source tools
  • E-Market platform – connects supply chain stakeholders
  • Knowledge Exchange Platform – A pan European Repository of knowledge, tools and services in the field of community bioenergy heating
  • Network of Interest – an international Network of Interest (NoI) for all actors of bioenergy technologies and energy communities

3 – Q&A and wrap up (5 min)

Speakers: Nina Louvrou (White Research), Ioannis Konstas & Kostas Dasopoulos (Q-Plan), Sebastián Zapata & Jaime Guerrero (CIRCE)

Target audiences: RESCoops, Authorities, Farmers, Biomass producers, Individual stakeholders, potential end-users of biomass (households, schools, multi-family buildings, housing cooperatives, public institutions), Scientist, students, Engineers, Energy advisors on rural areas, Energy consultants.

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March 13, 2023, 4.45-5.45pm CET - BECoop presents - District Heating, all you ever wanted to know!

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • district heating – definition, examples, possibilities,
  • financial aspects of district heating,
  • current technologies and solutions about heat generation from biomass fuels in district heating,
  • pros and cons of district heating use in rural areas.

The main objective is to describe the biomass district heating technology, highlighting the various aspects of the supply chain and the main technological components. A particular focus will be dedicated to cogeneration systems that, under proper conditions, allow a more rational use of this precious renewable and programmable source.

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March 24, 2023, 9-10am CET - Biogas Plants – Operation and Design in terms of RESCoop

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • biomass resources and their potential estimation for local biogas plants,
  • biogas plants – localization and substrates logistic (transport and storage),
  • biogas plants – implementation for RESCoop,
  • biogas solid residues (BSR) – main operation problem?,
  • biogas plants – CHP unit the most electrical energy production?,
  • biogas plants – agro biomass or manure? pros and cons,
  • good practices and examples.


April 5, 2023, 9-10am CET - Business and financing aspects of RESCoops

–  Introduction to Bioenergy Communities Business Models

– Basic elements of Business Planning

– Basics of Bioenergy Communities Finance


April 26, 2023, 4-5pmCET - Solid biofuel production & Circular economy

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Type of solid biofuels (e.g. chips, pellets, briquettes)
  • Type of equipment/ infrastructure needed
  • Costs for solid biofuel production
  • Certification schemes for produced solid biofuels
  • Success cases of solid biofuel producers
  • Examples of circular economy: Closing the circle by producing solid biofuels


May 10, 2023, 1-2pm CET - Future legal frameworks related to RESCOOPs

Future legal frameworks related to RESCOOPs

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • what are RESCoops?
  • how to change local legislations to make bioenergy more profitable and attractive to fossil fuels,
  • how to faster implement new infrastructure bioenergy projects ?
  • actual legislations on RESCoops and bioenergy.


May 31, 2023, 9-10am CET - Community and Stakeholder engagement in developing a bioenergy project

Webinar’s general objectives:

  • Present the lead types of stakeholder in bioenergy projects
  • Present the social perceptions around bioenergy communities
  • Present main engagement actions that could mobilise local populations around the bioenergy concept
  • Explain the profits for local society by using bioenergy resources
  • Example of real cases of stakeholders engagement in energy projects

Invited speaker: Karel Derveaux from Ecopower and Hanspeter Fuchs, SEV chairman and president of FTI with “Cooperatives in South Tyrol”.

Talk Title: Community bioenergy district heating to kickstart sustainable heating in Europe’s city centers.