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Promoting favourable conditions to establish biodiesel market actions (BIODIESEL CHAINS)

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Actors from EU countries with a less-developed biodiesel market are taking part in the Biodiesel Chains project, which will help them learn from success stories elsewhere. The project targets six countries: Greece, Belgium, Poland, Cyprus, Romania & Bulgaria, where moves towards the setting up of biodiesel market chains have, until now, been limited. It revolves around a critical analysis of market developments in the wider EU of 25 nations, including drivers, barriers and windows of opportunity, and best practices in leading European Member States. It will aim to pass on these success stories to the six countries identified.

Results

  • EU-25 biodiesel status report.
  • Best practice stories and case studies.
  • Exchanges with key stakeholders in order to create favourable conditions for the biodiesel market.
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Lessons learned

  • Economic barriers to biodiesel production and its use occur at all stages of the biodiesel chain: they can be addressed by direct (subsidies) or indirect (loans, tax reductions) support.
  • Many concrete measures and programs providing financial relief or benefits to players involved in the biodiesel chain have been realised in the regarded countries, for example to boost the development of the necessary infrastructure
  • Most economic measures aim at overcoming investment barriers for biodiesel production and distribution and at making biodiesel more competitive with regard to fossil fuels. Additional financial incentives can be created for users of biofuel vehicles as reduced parking fees or urban road tolls.
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Contact

Centre for Renewable Energy Sources
Greece
Contact point: 
Name: 
Dimitrios Mendrinos
Tel: 
0030 2106603205
Name: 
tba
Name: 
Dr. Charalampos Malamatenios
E-mail: 
Tel: 
+30-210 6603340
Name: 
Myrsini Christou
Tel: 
0030 210 6603300
Name: 
Elpida Polychroni
E-mail: 
Tel: 
0030 210 66 03 260 (direct),0030 210 66
Name: 
Vassiliki Papadopoulou
Tel: 
+30/210/660 33 10
Name: 
Vassiliki Papadopoulou
Tel: 
0030 210 6603310
Name: 
GEORGIOS Giannakidis
E-mail: 
Tel: 
0030 2106603324
Name: 
Vassiliki Drosou
Tel: 
0030 210 6603381
Name: 
Emmanuel Zoulias
Tel: 
0030-210 6603327

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In brief

Duration:
01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007
Contract number: 
EISAS/EIE/05/113/2005

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