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.


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


Filename Date of upload
ENERGY BARGE Modal Shift Platform 03-04-2019 15:42:42
Danube transnational biomass and bioenergy atlas 27-11-2018 09:06:02
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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 - 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...

  • ENERGY BARGE - Agreement on the development of biomass-based energy production
    - 29-05-2019
    Agreement on the development of biomass-based energy production

    A strategic cooperation agreement has been signed for a long-term development of biomass-based energy production between the Hungarian ENERGY BARGE project partner National Agricultural Research and Innovation Center (NARIC), the Hungarian...

  • ENERGY BARGE - Final conference in Budapest
    - 28-05-2019
    Final conference in Budapest

    On 23 May 2019, more than 60 international experts in bioenergy and multimodal logistics participated at the final conference of the ENERGY BARGE project in Budapest. The focus of the event was laid on the set of tools that were elaborated by the...

  • ENERGY BARGE - Final ENERGY BARGE conference - Register now!
    - 16-05-2019
    Final ENERGY BARGE conference - Register now!

    On behalf of the ENERGY BARGE project consortium, we would like to cordially invite you to attend the final conference on 23 May 2019 in Budapest. The event will take place at the A38 Ship Budapest, Petőfi bridge, Buda side. During the...

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