ENERGY BARGE Building a Green Energy and Logistics Belt

The team of "Energy Barge" following the first Steering Committee meeting at Linz (February 2017)

The main objective of the project ENERGY BARGE is to exploit the potential for green energy in the form of biomass along the Danube river in a sustainable way, thereby increasing energy security and efficiency in the Danube countries, considering: 

  • the Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC,
  • the EU2020 climate goals,
  • EU Danube Region Strategy’s objective.

An outstanding feature of the ENERGY BARGE project is its cross-sectoral approach: the project brings together key actors along the entire value chain, stakeholders from the bioenergy industry, Danube ports as well as relevant public authorities and policy stakeholders. This shall support transnational know-how transfer and cooperation.

ENERGY BARGE will build a platform for the exchange of experiences and best practices, extending the deployment of biomass for energy production in the Danube region.

Partners

There are 15 partners involved in the project from 7 countries:

  • 7 partners from the biomass/bioenergy sector,
  • 6 partners from the logistics sector including 5 ports,
  • 3 partners from the field of research that provide either special knowledge needed for the implementation of the project or who have special knowledge and networks in their regions.

Focus on results

An increased use of Danube logistics will help to reduce emissions, to establish a low-carbon transport system and to improve the environment performance along the entire bioenergy value chains.

The project’s promotion of ports as locations for processing, handling and storage of biomass for energy production supports port development. To map value chains and facilitate market uptake of biomass for energy production in the Danube corridor the project will put great emphasis on disseminating the results of the project specifics and findings through newsletters, articles, news and interactive social media activities.

The project in particular contributes to the implementation of the action plans elaborated in Priority Area (PA) 2 “Energy” and PA 1a “Inland Waterways” of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR).

Building a Green Energy and Logistics Belt
Start date
01-01-2017
End date
30-06-2019
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2,323,519.65
ERDF Contribution: 1,974,991.67
IPA Contribution: 0
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Priority
Better connected and energy responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Improve energy security and energy efficiency

Library

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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Agency for Renewable Resources Lead partner t.fellenberg@fnr.de Germany
BioCampus Straubing GmbH ERDF partner Ann-kathrin.kaufmann@biocampus-straubing.de GERMANY
Deggendorf Institute of Technology ERDF partner Wolfgang.Dorner@th-deg.de GERMANY
Austrian Waterway Company ERDF partner simon.hartl@viadonau.org AUSTRIA
Port of Vienna ERDF partner rojko@hafenwien.com AUSTRIA
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Project News

  • ENERGY BARGE - Newsletter #17
    - 19-11-2018
    Newsletter #17

    Welcome to the 17th newsletter of the ENERGY BARGE project! The ENERGY BARGE consortium recently published a concise and practice-oriented handbook about framework conditions for Danube logistics services related to the transport, handling and...

  • ENERGY BARGE - Second Policy Dialogue - project presentation in Bucharest
    - 12-11-2018
    Second Policy Dialogue - project presentation in Bucharest

    On 2 November, the ENERGY BARGE project partner ARBIO (Romanian Association of Biomass and Biogas) participated at the Second Policy Dialogue and EUSDR PA's Cross-fertilisation Workshop. The workshop, organised by the project Made in Danube, was...

  • ENERGY BARGE - Pre-feasibility study by Slovak Shipping and Ports JSC
    - 09-11-2018
    Pre-feasibility study by Slovak Shipping and Ports JSC

    Development plan to strengthen the port of Bratislava as a logistic hub for the bioenergy sector The ENERGY BARGE project partner Slovak Shipping and Ports JSC (SPaP) is a leading company in the fields of transport, transhipment and...

  • ENERGY BARGE - Newsletter #16
    - 05-11-2018
    Newsletter #16

    Welcome to the 16th newsletter of the ENERGY BARGE project! In this issue of the ENERGY BARGE newsletter, the pre-feasibility study conducted by the Slovak Shipping and Ports JSC is presented. The study aimed to define a development plan and...

  • ENERGY BARGE - B2B meeting in Bratislava - Register now!
    - 25-10-2018
    B2B meeting in Bratislava - Register now!

    On behalf of the ENERGY BARGE project, we are pleased to invite you to the conference "Danube logistics meet bioeconomy", which will take place on 22 November 2018 in Bratislava. "Danube logistics meet bioeconomy" will bring together...

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