Market Uptake Support for Intermediate Bioenergy Carriers

Solutions developed

The EU-funded MUSIC project aims to improve market uptake of three IBC types – pyrolysis (bio-oils), torrefaction (solid products) and microbial oil. It will do so by developing feedstock mobilisation strategies, improving biomass logistics and developing IBC trade centres. As part of concrete case studies regional feedstock mobilisation strategies will be developed. New platforms will stimulate regional discourse in Finland, Greece, Italy, and Sweden. The project will also offer practical guidance that will serve as input for informed policy, market support and financial frameworks.

Main results

ON GOING: First an evaluation is made of framework conditions to identify barriers and enablers. This will constitute the basis for core project actions i.e. development of (a) regional feedstock mobilisation strategies (b) tools for mobilising biomass and optimising size and location of trade centres, (c) industry-driven advanced and strategic case studies (one each per region; eight in total) yielding (d) optimised, cost-effective solutions for logistics along the entire IBC value chain. Two dedicated work packages targeting (i) regional stakeholders and (ii) industrial market actors, from the primary sector, industry and beyond, will build platforms for regional discourse and industry dialogue in the four target regions (Greece, Italy, Sweden/Finland and International). Project results are to include – besides direct market uptake due to the case studies, practical guidance to market actors and advice to policy makers serving as input for more informed policy, market support and financial framework