PELLETime - Solutions for competitive pellet production in medium size enterprises 1.6

Solutions for competitive pellet production in medium size enterprises by utilising alternative raw materials

PELLETime will develop an accessible package of tools to design sustainable pellet supply chains, thereby promoting the role of local entrepreneurs in utilising local renewable energy resources and supporting the energy self-sufficiency of northern peripheral regions. The small scale production of pellets currently faces both technological limitati... More...
Aim & Objectives:
The overall objective of the project is to produce a package of tools to facilitate establishment of enterprises in pellet production, support existing pellet production, and, enhance renewable energy availability throughout the northern periphery region. More...
Expected Outcomes:
The SME tool package will comprise: Pellet market reports and contact network Inventories of regionally available resources Best practice guideline on landscape, hydrology and biodiversity impacts of short rotational raw materials Cost calculator on handling and logistics of raw materials and pellets Best practice guideline on logistics and... More...
Reported Outcomes:
The project has been effective in its main processes, i.e. market analyses, growth trials of alternative raw materials, drying and storage trials of raw materials, pelletizing trials, combustion and emission analyses, and end-user advisory and dissemination. So far a new forest energy enterprise, Skogarorka ehf. has been established in Hallormssta... More...
Priority: 1. Promoting innovation and competitiveness in remote and peripheral areas
Objective: i. Innovation, networks and competitiveness
Theme: Renewable energy, eco products

Total Budget: € 1 766 494
Total Funding Request: € 1 043 844

Start Date: 01/01/2008
End Date: 31/12/2010

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