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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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 Meeting organized by ICARST in Bratislava, Slovakia
    - 18-09-2017

    The National Meeting was taking place at the Slovak Chemical Library, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava on 18th August 2017. At the National Meeting 22 participants from 7 institutions and 3 Universities were participating. The...

  • ENERGY BARGE - Selected as EUSDR Strategic Project
    - 12-09-2017

    The EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) has selected and approved the ENERGY BARGE project, funded by the European Regional Development Fund, as “EUSDR Strategic Project” together with eight other projects. Thereby the EUSDR aims to...

  • ENERGY BARGE - Presentations of the National Workshop in Bulgaria are online
    - 17-08-2017

    In the course of the National Workshop of the ENERGY BARGE project held in Bulgaria on 28th June, the current situation as well as the potentials of the energetic use of biomass in Bulgaria with a view to the integration of logistics along the...

  • 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...

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