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
|Filename||Date of upload|
|Danube transnational biomass and bioenergy atlas||27-11-2018 09:06:02|
|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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...