The mobilization of agricultural solid biomass for local energy

Final Workshop of the EU projects SRCplus and SUCELLOG

15th February 2017

Science 14 Atrium

Rue de la Science 14b, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required.

Please register before 01.02.2017 here



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Workshop Description

SRCplus and SUCELLOG are projects founded by the Intelligent Energy - Europe (IEE) Programme of the European Commission. The IEE programme was launched in 2003 by the European Commission, as part of a broad push to create an energy-intelligent future for Europe.

The overall goal of the SRCplus project is to support and speed-up the development of local supply chains of Short Rotation Woody Crops (SRC) by implementing various capacity building measures and regional mobilization actions for the key actors in local supply chains. The countries that have the largest areas of SRC for energy are Sweden, UK and Poland. The potential in other European countries remains largely untapped. However, there is an increasing demand for wood chips supported by the targets of national and European energy policies. This creates a gap between the rising demand and supply in Europe in several countries. The SRCplus consortium was created to respond to this demand and to implement actions to tackle the market barriers. SRCplus is implemented in 8 target regions within Germany, Croatia, Latvia, France, Czech Republic, Greece, and Macedonia. A partner from Sweden is involved in the project actions due to the long-time experience with SRC in Sweden. The action is coordinated by WIP Renewable Energies, Germany.

Sweden 1SUCELLOG aims to widespread the participation of the agrarian sector in the sustainable supply of solid biofuels in Europe. SUCELLOG action focuses in an almost unexploited logistic concept: the implementation of agro-industry logistic centres in the agro-industry as a complement to their usual activity evidencing the large synergy existing between the agro- economy and the bio-economy. Agro-industry facilities can be utilised in the idle periods to handle and pre-treat biomass feedstocks (mainly from agricultural residues) to produce quality solid biomass to be introduced into the market. SUCELLOG project (IEE/13/638/SI2.675535) is supported by the European Commission under the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme.



08:30 - 09:00   Registration                                                                 
 Session 1: Overview on Agricultural Solid Biomass Development
Moderation: Dominik Rutz, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany
09:00 - 09:10      

Welcome and introduction
Dominik Rutz, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany
Eva López, CIRCE - Research Centre for Energy
Resources and Consumption, Spain

09:10 - 09:30

Promotion of solid biomass for energy in the IEE programme
Silvia Vivarelli, Executive Agency for Small and
Medium-Sized Enterprises (EASME), Belgium

09:30 - 10:00

Key note speech: Agriculture and solid bioenergy
Dominique Dejonckheere, COPA-COGECA
Senior Policy Advisor in Renewable Raw Materials and Biomass, Belgium

10:00 - 10:15

The SRCplus project: Mobilizing short rotation coppice in Europe
Dominik Rutz, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany

10:15 - 10:30

Results of the SUCELLOG project: Triggering the
of biomass logistic centres by agro-industries
Eva López, CIRCE - Research Centre for Energy
Resources and Consumption, Spain

10:30 - 11:00

Cofee Break

 Session 2: Short Rotation Coppice in Europe
Moderation: Juan-Manuel Ugalde, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany
11:00 - 12:10

Short rotation coppice in the SRCplus target


First SRC harvest and plantation in Achental,
Dr Christian Epp, Biomass Trade Center Achental,


SRC roll-out in Brittany, France
Jacques Bernard, Association D'Initatives Locales
pour l'Energie et l'Environment (AILE), France


SRC for increasing the energy self-sufficiency of
urban agglomerations and rural areas in the Zlín
Region, Czech Republic
Tomáš Perutka, Energy Agency of the Zlín Region
(EAZK), Czech Republic


Capacity building on SRC in a new market:
Prespa, Macedonia
Gordana Toskovska, Secondary School of Agriculture
Car Samoil - Resen (SSA-Resen), Macedonia


Cooperation with farmers:
SRC in Kentriki Macedonia Region, Greece
Ioannis Eleftheriadis, Centre for Renewable Energy
Sources and Saving (CRES), Greece


The development of legal framework for SRC
in Croatia
Željka Fištrek, Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar (EIHP),


Multipying the SRC experiences in Vidzeme,
Aivars Žandeckis, EKODOMA, Latvia

12:10 - 12:30

Experiences and sustainability aspects of the
short rotation coppice development in Sweden
Nils-Erik Nordh, Swedish University of Agricultural
Sciences (SLU), IEA Task 43 Leader, Sweden

12:30 - 12:45


12:45 - 13:45

Networking Lunch

 Session 3: Solid biomass from Agriculture in Europe
Moderation: Eva López Hernández
13:45 - 15:15

SUCELLOG concept implementation across Europe:
Opportunitites and barriers


Awakening the interest on the valorisation of own
agricultural residues in Spanish cooperatives

Susana Rivera, Spanish Cooperatives


Triggering a national awareness about the use of
agricultural residues for the production of solid
biomass in France
Camille Poutrin - Service Coop de France 


Promoting enterprise network and local supply
chain for the energy valorization of
agro-prunings in Italy
Chiara Chiostrini - DREAm Italia 


Successful implementation of the SUCELLOG
concept based on corn cobs in Austria

Klaus Engelmann - Agriculture Chamber of Styria,

15:15 - 15:45 Coffee Break
 Session 4: Market uptake of solid biomass in Europe - The impact of the projects SRCplus and SUCELLOG
Moderation: Juan Sagarna, Spanish Coops
 15:45 - 16:30

Panel discussion

Kristaps Makovskis, Silava, Latvia
Ilze Dzene, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany
Vincent Naudy, RAGT Energies, France
Nils-Erik Nordh, SLU, Sweden                                    


End of the workshop

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required.


Please register before 01.02.2017 here

For more information contact:

Juan Manuel Ugalde
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Ilze Dzene
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