BioVill

Bioenergy Villages (BioVill) – Increasing the Market Uptake of Sustainable Bioenergy

Duration: 2016 - 2019 ● Client: European Commission (H2020) ● WIP Expertise: Market uptake ● www.biovill.eu

The objective of the BioVill project is to transfer and adapt experiences gained in countries where bioenergy villages already exists (Germany and Austira) to countries with less examples in this sector (Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia and Romania). The project fosters the development of the bioenergy sector in selected target countries by strengthening the role of locally produced biomass as a main contributor for energy supply on local level, considering opportunities of market uptake or expansion for local farmers, wood producers or SMEs.

Core activitites of BioVill include the technological and econcomic assessment of the target villages, the involvement and active participation of stakeholders and citizens, the develpoment of local bioenergy value chains and technologies, as well as capacity building about financing schemes and busienss models. The outcome of BioVill is the initiation of five bioenergy villages in Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia and Romania up to the investment stage.

BioVill is a three years project supported by the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme. The project started in March 2016 in collaboration with 9 partners from the target countries, as well as from Germany and Austria.