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

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 - Transnational Policy Recommendations & Synthesis Report
    - 01-08-2019
    Transnational Policy Recommendations & Synthesis Report

    The project consortium analysed existing national policies that influence the biomass and bioenergy sector and developed transnational recommendations and strategies for improving them. Burdens regarding cargo transports via the Danube waterway...

  • ENERGY BARGE - Final ENERGY BARGE newsletter
    - 27-06-2019
    Final ENERGY BARGE newsletter

    The 26th and final newsletter of the ENERGY BARGE project has been published! Facilitating the modal shift away from road transport towards more energy efficient means of transportation is one of the central issues the EU faces in creating a...

  • ENERGY BARGE - ENERGY BARGE presented at the European workshop on “Trends and Prospects of Med/Pharma Biotechnologies in Europe: Towards Strengthening Regional Cooperation Including CEE Countries”
    - 19-06-2019
    ENERGY BARGE presented at the European workshop on “Trends and Prospects of Med/Pharma Biotechnologies in Europe: Towards Strengthening Regional Cooperation Including CEE Countries”

    Key aspects and outcomes of the ENERGY BARGE project were presented at the European workshop on “Trends and Prospects of Med/Pharma Biotechnologies in Europe: Towards Strengthening Regional Cooperation Including CEE Countries” that was held on...

  • ENERGY BARGE - ENERGY BARGE presented at world’s biggest transport and logistics exhibition
    - 12-06-2019
    ENERGY BARGE presented at world’s biggest transport and logistics exhibition

    From 4-7 June 2019, ENERGY BARGE was presented at the TRANSPORT LOGISTIC in Munich. BioCampus Straubing/Port of Straubing presented the project documentation (handbook, modal shift platform flyer and project flyer) at their booth right next to...

  • ENERGY BARGE - Newsletter #25
    - 04-06-2019
    Newsletter #25

    The 25th newsletter of the ENERGY BARGE project has been published. Fostering sustainable usage of biomass for energy production in the Danube region and to increase the share of environmentally friendly biomass-transport on the Danube are...

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