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    Project Name BioEnergy Farm 2
    Implementation period: 1/03/2014 - 31/12/2016
    Project Coordinator:

    Cornelissen Consulting Services B.V., NL

    Partners:

    DCA Multimedia B.V., NL
    University of Turin, IT
    Coldiretti Piemonte, TI
    National Energy Conservation Agency, PL
    Foundation Science and Education for Agro-Food Sector (FNEA), PL
    The International Biogas and Bioenergy Centre of Competence, DE
    Association for Technology and Structures in Agriculture, DE
    Boerenbondvereniging voor Projecten vzw, BE
    Agrotech A/S, DK
    Okologisk Landsforening, DK
    Chambre regionale d'agriculture de Bretagne, FR
    TRAME, FR

    Website: http://www.bioenergyfarm.eu/pl/
    Objective:

    The aim of the project is to disseminate well-structured and unbiased information about the feasibility of micro-scale digestion using the manure of the farm. A free online analytic tool will be created and farmers will receive free expert support. This will improve their awareness of the possibilities to improve their sustainability and generate biogas on their farm.

    The long-term strategic aims are:

    • to participate considerable to the EU goal of production of Renewable energy sources, including biofuels. The direct result has to be 28 MW of projects in bio energy 1,5 year after the project is finished and 60 MW in 2020.
    • to increase the income of farmers, by providing them with additional sources of income through the production of bioenergy and biofuels.
    • to stimulate individual farmers throughout the Union to consider producing biogas and biofuels; 10% of all larger livestock farmers the EU will visit this website
    • to help farmers to make their farm more sustainable. Livestock farmers can only survive in the future, if their production is sustainable. A micro-scale digester on the farm is a solution, without any negative consequences.
    • to increase the number of experts trained on small scale digesters, especially experts working at farmers associations. The training and the training of the trainers is developed in this project.
    • a reduction of almost 180.000 ton of CO2e a year of which half is a result of the reduced use of fossil fuels and the other half by the reduction of the natural (cold) methane emission of manure.
    Results:
    • A portal to inform the farmers about micro-digesters. Via this portal information, like a market overview, will be available. This portal will be visited by 50.000 farmers.
    • An online quick scan which farmers can use to make a pre-feasibility study. We expect that 3500 farmers will perform the online scan. This scan will also be used to get in contact with interested farmers.
    • A detailed offline feasibility tool which will be used by the trained experts to perform the scans. The data of the offline scans will be used as input for the business plans.
    • A training program for 40 agricultural consultants in the participating countries and 20 agricultural consultants in non-participating EU countries on micro-digesting and the use of the tool
    • 700 performed offline scans and business plans on micro-scale digestion with a total capacity of about 100 MW.
    • A guidance document for policy makers to enable them to improve the conditions for manure based biogas production.
    Contact in NAPE:

    Marek Amrozy, mamrozy@nape.pl