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

As soon as the project achieves an output, it will be published in this section. Check the project webpage for more information
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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 - How to increase the use of biomass for energetic purposes ?
    - 10-04-2018
    How to increase the use of biomass for energetic purposes ?

    Work Package 6 of the ENERGY BARGE project aims to contribute to better integrated policies and practical solutions to further develop the exploitation of biomass in the participating countries. During the first year of project implementation,...

  • ENERGY BARGE - 8th ENERGY BARGE newsletter
    - 06-04-2018
    8th ENERGY BARGE newsletter

    The 8th newsletter of the ENERGY BARGE project has been published. In this issue of the newsletter we take a look at the ENERGY BARGE report on barriers to biomass production in the partner countries and possibilities to increase the use of...

  • ENERGY BARGE - 7th ENERGY BARGE newsletter
    - 02-03-2018
    7th ENERGY BARGE newsletter

    The 7th newsletter of the ENERGY BARGE project has been published. In this issue of the newsletter we are looking ahead to the Danube Business Talks in Vienna in October 2018, which will be the prelude to regional business-to-business...

  • ENERGY BARGE - ENERGY BARGE meets "DIE LINKE Straubing-Bogen"
    - 21-02-2018
    ENERGY BARGE meets "DIE LINKE Straubing-Bogen"

    Stefan Hölzl and Karl Ringlstetter, representatives of the regional group of "DIE LINKE Straubing-Bogen" (German left-wing party), visited ENERGY BARGE partner BioCampus Straubing GmbH to get more insights into the project and the Danube...

  • ENERGY BARGE - Save the date – Danube Business Talks 2018!
    - 19-02-2018
    Save the date – Danube Business Talks 2018!

    Bioenergy meets Danube logistics! On 10 and 11 October 2018 the business platform Danube Business Talks will focus on the development of innovative logistics solutions for the European bioenergy and biomass sector. Organised by viadonau (Austrian...

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Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)