Over the past 2.5 years, the consortium of the ENERGY BARGE project, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), concentrated on opportunities and limits to foster the utilisation of bioenergy in the Danube region. ICARST acted as one of the partners of the Project consortium. A specific focus was laid on cross-sectoral interfaces between port sites, inland waterway transport and stakeholders from the bioenergy sector to jointly increase the share of environmentally friendly biomass transports on the Danube.
The project consortium analysed existing national policies that influence the biomass and bioenergy sector and developed transnational recommendations and strategies for improving them. Burdens regarding cargo transports via the Danube waterway were identified and improvements suggested. Furthermore, a transnational strategy how to improve energy security through green biomass logistics was set up. Please find the two outputs here.
The synthesis report summarises and analyses the pre-feasibility studies and pilot case studies that were prepared by the involved Danube ports, i.e. Port of Vienna, Port of Straubing-Sand, Port of Vukovar, MAHART-Freeport Budapest and Slovak Shipping and Ports JSC. Please have a look at the report here.
For more information you can use the official web-site of ENERGY BARGE