Platform for green bioenergy logistics was set up by DTP project Energy Barge
The DTP ENERGY BARGE project brings interesting results after project end! The project indeed set up a Modal Shift Platform for green bioenergy logistics was set up. The platform provides information on national and transnational biomass and bioenergy markets in the Danube region, incl. biomass import and export flows.
The Danube is more than a river – it is a lifeline, transport axis, economic and innovation area and link between cultures. In such a context, the main objective of the project ENERGY BARGE was 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.
Regarding the transport of bioenergy products, the ERDF co-funded project ENERGY BARGE delivered important contributions to facilitate the modal shift towards inland waterway transport. During the past 30 months, the main achievements included the creation of the Modal Shift Platform (www.energy-barge.eu), the realisation of a series of B2B networking events and the implementation of five pre-feasibility studies for future investments in Danube ports, as well as two pilot investments in the Port of Vienna and MAHART Freeport of Budapest.
The aim of the documents is to contribute to better integrated policies and practical solutions to further develop biomass exploitation in the Danube region linked to green inland waterway logistics and to identify barriers regarding biomass transports via the Danube waterway and to suggest potential improvements.