The overarching goal of this project is to understand & promote favourable conditions for the establishment of biodiesel market chains in selected countries which have had limited developments to date.
This proposed work will focus on countries – Greece, Belgium, Poland, Cyprus, Romania & Bulgaria – that are making limited progress in creating markets to achieve European liquid biofuel policies & targets compared to leading member states such as France, Austria & Germany.
There will be six core WPs: biodiesel market status; emerging best practice; market structures; strategy formation; mobilizeactors; dissemination.
The overarching goal is to understand and promote favourable conditions for the establishment of biodiesel market chains in selected member states which have had limited developments to date.
This proposed work will focus on countries – Greece, Belgium, Poland, Cyprus, Romania and Bulgaria – that are making limited progress in creating markets to achieve European liquid biofuel policies and targets compared to leading member states such as, amongst others, France, Austria and Germany.
The work is focussed on ALTENER/STEER VKA8 “supply chain and market structures for alternative fuels requiring separate supply chains. The work will also contribute to HKA1 “mobilising local energy actors” and “establishing favourable conditions for local energy markets and services”.
To achieve the abovementioned objective, six work packages will be undertaken with the following specific objectives:
WP1 will provide the basic infrastructure to operate the project.
Biodiesel market status (WP2): to critically analyse current market developments in biodiesel in participating countries in relation to wider EU25 biofuel markets, including drivers, barriers and windows of opportunity.
Emerging best practice (WP3): to collate information on emerging best practices and commercialisation of biodiesel in leading European member states and understand how this can be adapted and transferred to participating countries.
Market structures (WP4): to determine how to create country-specific favourable conditions to increase penetration of biodiesel.
Strategy formation (WP5): to work with market actors to agree and articulate strategies to establish biodiesel market chains in participating member states.
Mobilize actors (WP6): to create networks of relevant stakeholders to initiate dialogue and mobilize market actors.
Dissemination (WP7): to actively promote the findings of this project to target stakeholder groups, including information and awareness campaigns in each participating member state.
WP8 will deal with aspects of common dissemination activities.