ENHANCE NEW APPROACHES IN BIOBASED LOCAL INNOVATION NETWORK'S FOR GROWTH
Christophe Cotillon & Gemma Cornuau (Actia)
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Federunacoma SRL unipersonale (Italy)
Sixteen partners representing 13 different European Countries : Austria (European Centrer for Renewable Energie Gussing Gmbh), Belgium (Farmers Association for an innovative project VZW, Euknow SPRL), Bulgaria (National Association for Biomass), Czech Republic (Wireless Info), France (Actia), Germany (Eimer, Ultich + Bartolovic, Vera Gbr), Greece (Core Innovation and Technology Oe), Ireland (Celignis Limited), Israël (Migal Galilée Research Institute Ltd), Italy (Federunacoma Srl, Itabia-Italian Biomass Association, Tinada Srl), Norway (Research Institute of Western Norway), The Netherlands (Southern Organisation of Agriculture and Horticulture), The United Kingdom (Martin Collison and Associates).
BEGINNING OF PROJECT
ÉNABLING aims at creating appropriate conditions for the development of efficient biomass to BBPs (Bio-Based Products and Processes) value chains. The consortium’s vision is thatEuropebears a huge potential for optimizing the supply of biomass into innovative bio-based processes and products. Up-scaling biomass production and pre- processing, and combining streams towards the BBPs with those of more traditional bioenergy chains would enhance at least three interlinked types of impact.
- biomass production gains scale to meet higher demand in both sectors (bioenergy and the BBI);
- the reinforcement of biomass supply for the BBI benefits smaller BBI players, helping them diversify and consolidate biomass input sources;
- reinforcing the biomass and BBPs linkages may contribute to job-creation, due to the increased need for specialized workers.
While some excellent practices are highlighted acrossEurope, their impact on the economic sustainability of their actors and territories appears limited by their natural fragmentation in small experiences that hinder the circulation of ideas, experiences knowledge, and ultimately the deployment of innovative practices. It is against this knowledge-fragmentation that the ÉNABLING proposal intends to create its thematic network, to enhance a substantial injection of innovation in the production, pre-processing and provision of biomass into BBPs, across Europe.