S2BIOM - Delivery of sustainable supply of non-food biomass to support a “resource-efficient” Bioeconomy in Europe

  • Dates: September 2013 – May 2017
  • Leader: FNR
  • Grant agreement number: 608622
  • Financied by



The project will build up a concise knowledge base for both the sustainable supply and logistics of nonfood biomass (quantities, costs, technological pathway options for 2020 and beyond), contributing to the development of technology and market strategies to support the development of a “resource efficient” Bioeconomy for Europe. This includes industrial processes (i.e. bio-based industries) for manufacturing biomass-derived goods/products as well as energy conversion, both for large scale and small scale units.

To achieve these goals S2BIOM will compare and make use of the most recent relevant information from existing and ongoing EU projects related with biomass supply. It will deliver state-of the art data on current and future sustainable lignocellulosic biomass cost and supply, as well as existing and future biomass conversion technologies, and will identify optimal logistics for sustainable non-food biomass feedstock delivery chains, classifying and characterising the main logistical components as storage, pre-treatment and transportation technologies.

In order to guarantee results from the highest level, the project will rely on a set of carefully selected validation case studies and will be executed in concise collaboration with key stakeholders from policy, industry and markets.

The research works to accomplish these tasks, will be organized in three individual but strongly interrelated Themes:

  • Theme 1 will focus on methodological approaches, data collection and estimation of sustainable biomass potentials, resource efficient pathways and optimal logistical supply routes as well as will develop the computerized toolset.
  • Theme 2 will make use of the findings of Theme 1 and develop a Vision, Strategies and an R&D roadmap for the sustainable delivery of non-food biomass feedstock at local, regional and pan European level.
  • Theme 3 will validate the findings from Themes 1 and 2 and ensure the project outreach


The main aim of this project is to support the development of sustainable logistics for non-food biomass feedstock at local, regional and pan European level, through developing strategies and roadmaps that will be informed by a “computerized and easy to use” toolset with updated harmonized datasets for EU27, western Balkans, Turkey and Ukraine.

The final goal of S2BIOM is to meet the Europe 2020 strategy for the building of a bioeconomy, as well as the targets for deployment of renewable energies and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.


CIRCE will gather information from the Spanish region of Aragón contributing this way to the elaboration of the capacity map, gap analysis, trends and future scoping, in order to develop a vision, strategies, implementation plans and an R&D roadmap for the sustainable delivery of non-food biomass feedstocks at pan-European level.

CIRCE will ensure that the theoretical concepts are translated appropriately to the Spanish cases, addressing the main regional stakeholders by identificating them and mapping their requirements. With their collaboration, CIRCE will test and validate the toolset developed at the project, and will select and monitor the case studies.


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