The conference and workshop titled “Bioenergy for Communities – Planning and Usage” was organized for the second time by Energiaklub and Szent István University. The event was held in Kecskemét this time, with participants from and outside of local governments. During the morning session the audience could see presentations, and after lunch there were three sections (financing, planning and technology) providing new information and answers to practical questions.
Final Conference of the project COACH BioEnergy - Summary
"Sustainable Bioenergy Use in Central Europe”
The promotion of sustainable use of biomass in Central Europe by strengthening knowledge transfer between business and research, and establishing innovative IT-tools for networking is the aim of the COACH BioEnergy project ending in 2011. The transnational project network thus met to discuss various options of using bioenergy in Central Europe in a sustainable way and presented the findings of the three-year-project on December 1, 2011 at Fraunhofer Forum in Berlin, Germany. At the Central Conference, several international experts from the European Commission, German federal ministries, and leading research and development institutions addressed various aspects of the theme and thus created a unique forum for transnational exchange and cooperation. The conference could claim the attention of more than 60 participants.
How do local governments get energy? (Conference report)
From agricultural waste through pellets to vine-branches, local governments have a wide range of options to satisfy their energy needs by making a transition to smart systems – saving millions annually by doing so. However, it is important what furnaces are fuelled with, where these materials come from and how the system is constructed. The topicality of biomass use and the energy management of local governments are reflected in the fact that almost a hundred participants were interested in the October 20 conference organized by Energiaklub and the Hungarian partners of the COACH BioEnergy project.