WIP RENEWABLE ENERGIES; KLIMASCHUTZ- UND ENERGIEAGENTUR BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG (KEA); AUSTRIAN ENERGY AGENCY (AEA); THE NORTH-WEST CROATIA REGIONAL ENERGY AGENCY (REGEA); INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT SYSTEMS – MACEDONIAN SECTION (SDEWES – SKOPJE); GREEN ENERGY ASSOCIATION; SLOVENIAN FORESTRY INSTITUTE (SFI); STANDING CONFERENCE OF TOWNS AND MUNICIPALITIES (SCTM)
The objective of the BioVill project is to transfer and adapt experiences gained in countries where bioenergy villages already exists (Germany and Austria) 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 activities of BioVill include the technological and economic assessment of the target villages, the involvement and active participation of stakeholders and citizens, the development of local bioenergy value chains and technologies, as well as capacity building about financing schemes and business models. The outcome of BioVill is the initiation of five bioenergy villages in Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia and Romania up to the investment stage.