Deliverable 6.2 considers both primary and secondary residues from agricultural and forestry and examines the entire biomass supply chain, from a “downstream to upstream” perspective in order to take into account plant feedstock requirements.
The analysis was held in four EU districts (Scandinavian, Hanseatic, Central European and Mediterranean) and 29 “Biomass Supply Regional Clusters” (BSRC) have been identified.
The biomass bioeconomic potential of the clusters ranges from 287 kt/y up to 5.562 kt/y with an average value of 1.274 kt/y (from 4.109 TJ up to 66.804 TJ with an average value of 16.819 TJ).
Scandinavia and Central Europe are the districts with the highest biomass bioeconomic potential which allows mono-feedstock supply chains and relatively high capacity of the CONVERGE technology (200 MW and beyond). The clusters in the Mediterranean and Hanseatic districts have usually lower bioeconomic potential: only locally there are optimal conditions of supply. For these districts the supply strategies should rely to not feedstock-specific production plants, feedstock imports, or switching feedstock use from heat to biofuel applications.
This results will be necessary to develop business cases coupled to supply chains in the next task of the WP6.
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