Grant: € 2,5 miljoner
Duration: 2017-2020
Funder: Interreg Baltic Sea Region
Project manager: Peichen Gong

The project aims to increase production of renewable energy in the Baltic Sea Region by improving the capacity of public authorities, forest and energy agencies, organizations of forest owners and entrepreneurs, and forest advisory organisations for promoting the harvest and use of logging residues and small trees cut in early thinning. Based on available technologies and research results, the project will develop cost-effective and sustainable harvest methods, decision support tools, guidelines and training programs for harvest of logging residues and small trees. The project will also produce, in close cooperation with key stakeholders, a GIS platform and database for producing spatially explicit estimates of forest biomass potentials, and innovative business models for developing small-scale bioenergy plants in rural area in the Baltic Sea Region.

The project consortium consists of 13 partner organizations from 6 countries. The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is the lead partner, and is responsible for coordination and management of the project.