Wood remains the main resource in Europe’s growing energy production from biomaterials. Local bioenergy projects are more and more challenged to secure solid biomass supplies in the long term without increasing competition to other land uses or their impact on the environment.
- When used in a resource efficient manner, sustainable bioenergy can replace fossil fuels and thus contribute decisively to increased climate protection.
- After the past successful pioneer years, local bioenergy supply chains all over Europe run into various barriers. Ensuring the long-term competitiveness of bioenergy relies on the demonstrated sustainability of supplies and the most efficient use of the available resources.
- The main gap is a lack of useable knowledge for local market actors about solutions to access local supplies, integrate efficient chains and ensure long-term planning and quality control.
SECURECHAIN’s main objective is to promote a Sustainable Supply Chain Management (SSCM) practice for bioenergy that meets highest environmental quality and financial viability standards and targets local biomass suppliers, energy producers and financial sector players.
The project targets six representative model regions, covering a broad range of market situations and technical-socio-economic barriers in the European bioenergy sector. Local market actors in the bioenergy sector obtain hands-on support during the implementation of the SSCM to overcome urgent barriers and foster market uptake in the regions.
The specific project objectives are: