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Developing Local suply chain networks, linking bio-fuel producers with public sector users (BIO-NETT)

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Biofuels need networked markets if they are to achieve their potential, and Bio-NETT aims to bring together these markets on a regional level. By linking suppliers and users in both the countryside and the town, the project will build up markets by developing skills and giving financial support. It will also help raise awareness among public sector fleet managers and spread knowledge at local, national and European level. Each partner participating in the project will contribute to exchange of information on biofuels. The project will capitalise on the huge appetite in the public and the private sector for the use of biofuels, which has already generated a positive response to the project’s goals.

Results

  • Ten regional bio-fuel networks have been set up.
  • Five bio-fuels transport projects established, representing a potential carbon dioxide emission reduction of 1 500 tonnes of CO2/year.
  • Publication of best practice tools and project documentation; 500 project brochures and 100 CD-ROM distributed per partner establishing a bio-fuel information exchange centre.
  • Identification of two pilot projects in the production, distribution or use of biofuels in each partner’s country and, where possible, help with implementation.
  • Production and dissemination of technical tools for encouraging the production and the use of biofuels in public transport (for example, business plan model, list of third-party financing sources, vehicle conversion kit).
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Lessons learned

  • There is an overwhelmingly positive response by the partners and user groups for the project ideals and objectives.
  • There is a great appetite in the public and the public sector for the use of bio-fuels.
  • There is a significant lack of awareness/clarity on the issues surrounding the production and use of bio-fuels. Last update: 24.06.2010
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Contact

North East London Energy Efficiency Advice Centre
United Kingdom
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Name: 
Dean Coothapen
Tel: 
00 44 208 509 4365

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In brief

Duration:
01/01/2006 to 31/08/2008
Contract number: 
EISAS/EIE/05/190/2005

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