The Biomass Polices project was set up to develop integrated policies for the mobilisation of “resource-efficient” indigenous bioenergy value chains in Europe in order to contribute towards the 2020 bioenergy targets set within National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs) of EU countries. The project capitalised on the knowledge from three previous European studies (Biobench, Biomass Futures and a 2012 study by the European Environment Agency) and close collaboration with selected Energy Agencies (in the participating countries, i.e. AT, BE, DE, EL, ES, HR, IE, NL, PL, SK, UK) and key stakeholders from the policy and market fields.
In the framework of the project, alternative scenarios and case studies were analysed to address the question:
“How can we use biomass resources efficiently, facilitate the abatement of sustainability risks and at the same time deal with competition?”
Based on the scenario assumptions, the cost-supply estimates from the Biomass Futures Atlas were further updated and used to assess Member State NREAP targets for 2020 and new mitigation targets towards 2030 using the ReSolve model.
The project ran from April 2013 to March 2016.