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 will bring 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.


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
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


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Energy Barge - Leaflet 31-05-2017 20:56:52
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Agency for Renewable Resources Lead partner Germany
BioCampus Straubing GmbH ERDF partner GERMANY
Deggendorf Institute of Technology ERDF partner GERMANY
Austrian Waterway Company ERDF partner AUSTRIA
Port of Vienna ERDF partner AUSTRIA
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Project News

  • ENERGY BARGE - National Workshop in Bulgaria
    - 06-07-2017

    The biomass market of Bulgaria was the focus of the 2nd National Workshop of the ENERGY BARGE project at the Danube city of Ruse at 28th of June. The aim of the National Workshop was to present the project to Bulgarian stakeholders in order...

  • ENERGY BARGE - INVITATION - Biomass strategy for the Danube region, 2nd Project Meeting & National Workshop, 28th June in Ruse/Bulgaria
    - 13-06-2017

    Dear Sir or Madam, On behalf of the ENERGY BARGE project consortium, we would like to kindly invite you to attend our 2nd Project Meeting & National Workshop on 28th June 2017 in Ruse, Bulgaria. The event will take place at the Grand...

  • ENERGY BARGE - Visit at the ports of Aschaffenburg and Bamberg
    - 06-06-2017

    On Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th of May, the ENERGY BARGE port partners under the lead of the port of Vienna and Viadonau had the chance to visit the two ports of Aschaffenburg and Bamberg. Both of these ports located at the River Main...

  • ENERGY BARGE - Newsletter #1 is out!
    - 24-05-2017

    In the first edition of the newsletter you will find information about the scope and objective of the project ENERGY BARGE as well as a review to our first project meeting in Austria. Through the project’s unique cross-sectoral approach...

  • ENERGY BARGE - ENERGY BARGE at the international trade show „transport logistic“ in Munich
    - 23-05-2017

    On May 11th, Milica Gvozdic (VIA) and Ann-Kathrin Kaufmann (BCG) participated in a panel discussion called „Young professionals build on the Danube“ taking place during the international trade show „transport logistic“ in Munich. The...

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