Unlocking the Potential of Bio-based Value Chains in the Baltic Sea Region
BalticBiomass4Value
 
PROGRAMME 2014-2020
priority
2 Natural resources
objective
2.2 Renewable energy

BalticBiomass4Value

Unlike wind and sun, biomass can be stored and used when needed, making it a reliable source of energy. The BalticBiomass4Value project wants to increase the efficient and sustainable use of biomass for energy production and valuable bio-products, such as food, feed, fertilisers, chemicals and cosmetics.
Project summary

Biomass as a resource

The economic viability of using biomass for energy and environmental questions, related to e.g. biodiversity and soil fertility, need to be considered. The project BalticBiomass4Value therefore enhances the capacity of public and private actors within the Baltic Sea region to produce bioenergy in a more environmentally sustainable and economically viable way.

New knowledge and technology transfer services

BalticBiomass4Value develops good practice models for small and medium sized enterprises in producing bioenergy and integrated side bio-products in the Baltic Sea region. The models are based on the current mapping of the region’s biomass resources, conversion technologies and value chains, as well as the outlook of the future market.

Public authorities receive training scheme and guidelines on how to improve the regional and local support systems for circular bioeconomy implementation.

Last but not least, BalticBiomass4Value fosters links among academic and research institutions and businesses around the Baltic Sea to facilitate knowledge and technology transfer.

Budgets

BalticBiomass4Value
in numbers
  • 2.79
    Million
    Total
  • 1.86
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.09
    Million
    Eni + Russia
  • 0.19
    Million
    Norway

Highlights by mid-term

The project partners increased their knowledge on market outlook and future viability of different bioenergy products in the Baltic Sea region energy system as well as on biomass and technological potential to improve sustainable bioenergy use in the region.

This was inter alia achieved by identifying 12 good practice business models for sustainable bioenergy and side bio-products production in the region. These business models demonstrated an environmentally sustainable and economically viable ways to use new biomass sources (mainly biological waste) for energy production and possibilities to use bioenergy side streams for higher value bio-products.

The business models are manifold and range from the production of plastic-free products made from coffee ground to hemp-plant based cosmetics or sustainable fuels for district heating.

Further, the consortium has started to implement a consultation programme for enterprises interested in sustainable biomass utilisation for energy purposes and/or the production of higher value novel bio-based products.

Outputs

Project Stories

Partners

Vytautas Magnus University

  • Town
    Kaunas
  • Region
    Kauno apskritis
  • Country
    Lithuania
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
307,745.81
54.898213923.9044817

Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania

  • Town
    Vilnius
  • Region
    Vilniaus apskritis
  • Country
    Lithuania
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
15,000.00
54.687045825.2829111

Forest Owners Association of Lithuania

  • Town
    Vilnius
  • Region
    Vilniaus apskritis
  • Country
    Lithuania
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
69,900.00
54.687045825.2829111

Lithuanian Biotechnology Association

  • Town
    Vilnius
  • Region
    Vilniaus apskritis
  • Country
    Lithuania
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
100,000.00
54.687045825.2829111

Vidzeme Planning Region

  • Town
    Cēsis
  • Region
    Vidzeme
  • Country
    Latvia
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
200,175.00
57.314536125.2759759

Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies

  • Town
    Jelgava
  • Region
    Zemgale
  • Country
    Latvia
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
147,184.71
56.64143723.7339107

Ministry of Rural Affairs of the Republic of Estonia

  • Town
    Tallinn
  • Region
    Põhja-Eesti
  • Country
    Estonia
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
26,525.00
59.437215524.7453688

Estonian Chamber of Agriculture and Commerce

  • Town
    Tallinn
  • Region
    Põhja-Eesti
  • Country
    Estonia
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
111,620.00
59.437215524.7453688

Estonian University of Life Sciences

  • Town
    Tartu
  • Region
    Lõuna-Eesti
  • Country
    Estonia
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
208,000.00
58.39564534999999526.630885501668523

Agency for Renewable Resources

  • Town
    Gülzow-Prüzen
  • Region
    Landkreis Rostock
  • Country
    Germany
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
372,474.95
53.76782512.06644734435783

3N Lower Saxony Network for Renewable Resources and Bioeconomy

  • Town
    Werlte
  • Region
    Emsland
  • Country
    Germany
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
220,750.00
52.85187017.6764179

State Agency for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas of Schleswig-Holstein

  • Town
    Flintbek
  • Region
    Rendsburg-Eckernförde
  • Country
    Germany
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
121,675.05
54.243209210.0633244

University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn

  • Town
    Olsztyn
  • Region
    Olsztyński
  • Country
    Poland
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
224,120.00
50.749574819.2686115

Halmstad University

  • Town
    Halmstad
  • Region
    Hallands län
  • Country
    Sweden
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
171,310.00
56.673982612.8574827

Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (Nibio)

  • Town
    Ås
  • Region
    Akershus
  • Country
    Norway
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
202,736.24
59.6792808510.774163640502413

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

  • Town
    Ås
  • Region
    Akershus
  • Country
    Norway
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
184,039.20
59.6792808510.774163640502413

Municipal enterprise of the city of Pskov "Gorvodokanal"

  • Town
    Pskov
  • Region
    Pskov Oblast
  • Country
    Russian Federation
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
109,387.50
57.81161665000000528.36540390200804