Optimizing pathways and market systems for sustainable bio-energy


Twitter: @bioteamproject

Website: www.sustainable-biomass.eu 

The aim of BIOTEAM is to help public and private stakeholders gain better insights on how the bioenergy market works and how private business decisions and EU and national policy instruments (e.g., NREAPs, fiscal instruments, feed-in schemes, land-use/forest management policies, etc.) affect bioenergy pathway competitiveness and sustainability (i.e. environmental, economic and social). The impact of BIOTEAM will be that public and private sector stakeholders in six EU countries (Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Lithuania and Poland) revise or at least consider a revision of their decisions (e.g. bioenergy policy incentives, choice of biomass feedstock, investment size of bioenergy production plants) towards more sustainable pathways on the basis of the insights developed by the project. Capitalisation and transfer of tools and results to other EU countries is foreseen.

Project details

  • BIOTEAM ("Optimizing Pathways and Market Systems for Enhanced Competitiveness of Sustainable Bio-Energy")
  • Commissioned by: European Commission (Intelligent Energy Europe programme)
  • Duration: 3 years (April 2013 - March 2016)


  • JIN Climate and Sustainability, Groningen, Netherlands (JIN)
  • Luke Natural Resources Institute Finland, Helsinki, Finland (LUKE)
  • Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Kėdainiai, Lithuania (LRCAF)
  • Georg-August University Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany (UGOE)
  • Fondazione per l'Ambiente, Turin, Italy (FA)
  • Baltic Energy Conservation Agency, Gdańsk, Poland (BAPE)
  • University of Eastern Finland, Finland (UEF)

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