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.
- 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).
- Start date
- End date
- Budget in Euro
- Overall: 2,323,519.65
- ERDF Contribution: 1,974,991.67
- IPA Contribution: 0
- ENI Contribution: 0
- Call number
- Call 1
- Better connected and energy responsible Danube region
- Specific objective
- Improve energy security and energy efficiency
|Agency for Renewable Resources||Lead firstname.lastname@example.org||Germany|
|BioCampus Straubing GmbH||ERDF partner||Annemail@example.com||GERMANY|
|Deggendorf Institute of Technology||ERDF partner||Wolfgang.Dorner@th-deg.de||GERMANY|
|Austrian Waterway Company||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||AUSTRIA|
|Port of Vienna||ERDF email@example.com||AUSTRIA|
On 3 July 2018, ENERGY BARGE was presented at the ETIP (European Technology and Innovation Platform) Bioenergy workshop in Novi Sad, Serbia, on the subject Perspectives of biomass trade in the Danube region. The workshop was organised by the...
ENERGY BARGE organised its 3rd national workshop in Bucharest (Romania) on 7 June 2018. The workshop gathered 50 experts from the field of biomass/bioenergy and inland waterway logistics. The workshop addressed the objectives of ENERGY BARGE by...
Objective To support the integration of inland waterway transport into supply chains of the biomass and bioenergy sector, the ENERGY BARGE project collected and analysed the requirements of potential customers of Danube logistics services....
The 10th newsletter of the ENERGY BARGE project has been published. In this issue we outline the findings and conclusions drawn from interviews with potential users of Danube logistics from the bioenergy industry. The logistics requirements...
On behalf of the ENERGY BARGE project consortium, we would like to kindly invite you to attend our 3rd National Workshop on 7 June 2018 in Bucharest, Romania. The event will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn Bucharest Old town, 12 Doamnei...