The countries that have the largest areas of SRC for energy are Sweden, UK and Poland. Due to the lack of targeted information and capacity buildings on sustainable SRC production, 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. Increasing demand for wood as energy source requires sustainable local supply chains, including SRC production. The SRCplus consortium was created to respond to this demand and to implement actions to tackle the market barriers.
The SRCplus project is implemented in 8 target regions in 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.