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Visions of Bioenergy
Bringing Local Initiatives to Brussels

Think global, buy local does not hold for food                   will develop. Such an initiative should be supported and
            only. It is becoming increasingly important for      understood. This is why we are organising a dedicated event
            energy generation and consumption, especially        - Visions of Bioenergy – Bringing Local Initiatives to Brussels
            when describing the situation of bioenergy. It is    within the scope of the BioRES project. This event will
important to remember that bioenergy is the most important       demonstrate the key role BLTCs, along with other remarkable
source of renewable energy in Europe, having a key role          local energy initiatives across Europe, play in local and
to play in the future European energy mix. Most of the           regional energy strategies.
bioenergy consumed in Europe comes from wood resources
that are locally produced and utilised. In this context the      The local examples shown at the BioRES conference
development of bioenergy depends on the willingness of           will also shed light on what the European Commission’s
local communities to use it sustainably.                         recast renewable energy directive may imply in practice.
                                                                 The conference will consider the place of bioenergy in
To reap the benefits and to ensure a sustainable and              the renewable energy targets of the EU and the specific
environmentally sound concept, innovative projects and           sustainability criteria that are suggested herein.
well-structured supply chains are required: This is what
BLTCs are all about! BLTC stands for Biomass Logistic and        Last but not least, participants to this event will also have
Trade Centres, which are regional hubs linking wood supply       the chance to visit a BLTC. Not physically, but through total
from forest owners, saw mills and other wood producers           immersion in a 360° video. It’ll be like travelling to the
with demand from bulk and small buyers. BLTCs organise           place… ●
provision, processing and dispatching of pellets, woodchips
and other woody bioenergy products. These services are             BioRES has received funding from the
often complemented by heat contracting and maintenance.            European Union’s Horizon2020 research
The focus lies on domestic market uptake with short transport      and Innovation programme under grant
distances. BLTCs assure quality and negotiate delivery             agreement No645994
contracts. Thus, a reliable service along regional value chains

         VISIONS OF                                                                  Join the conference

     BIOENERGY                                                         VISIONS of BIOENERGY                                           Bringing Local Initiatives to Brussels

                                                                               at the Representation of the
                                                                           Free State of Bavaria to the EU on

                                                                                         11 May 2017.

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