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

Filename Date of upload
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 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 - Presentation at the ACI Biomass Trade Summit in Rotterdam (NL)
    - 17-01-2019
    Presentation at the ACI Biomass Trade Summit in Rotterdam (NL)

    On 16 January 2019, ENERGY BARGE and the modal shift platform (www.energy-barge.eu) were presented by Ann-Kathrin Kaufmann from our project partner BioCampus Straubing GmbH in front of European biomass experts at the ACI Biomass Trade Summit...

  • ENERGY BARGE - B2B meeting on bioenergy logistics in Budapest - Register now!
    - 16-01-2019
    B2B meeting on bioenergy logistics in Budapest - Register now!

    On 30 January 2019, the third ENERGY BARGE business-to-business meeting will be held by our project partner MAHART-Freeport in Budapest. The aim of the business-to-business meeting is to provide a platform for knowhow exchange and for...

  • ENERGY BARGE - Newsletter #19
    - 14-01-2019
    Newsletter #19

    The 19th ENERGY BARGE newsletter has been published. In the course of the ENERGY BARGE project, our partners from the logistics sector prepared pre-feasibility studies to define development plans and investment needs required to strengthen Danube...

  • ENERGY BARGE - Interview about the consequences of 2018's dry season for Danube ports
    - 21-12-2018
    Interview about the consequences of 2018's dry season for Danube ports

    Andreas Löffert, CEO of the ENERGY BARGE partner Port of Straubing talks about the serious consequences of 2018’s dry season and low water levels on the Danube for ports, the Danube region’s economy and the twisted situation in which an...

  • ENERGY BARGE - Regional B2B meeting on green bioenergy logistics held in Bratislava
    - 20-12-2018
    Regional B2B meeting on green bioenergy logistics held in Bratislava

    The second business-to-business meeting of the ENERGY BARGE project took place on 22 November in Bratislava. The focus of the event, organised by the project partner Slovak Shipping and Ports JSC, was on green bioenergy logistics in...

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