uP_running - Take-off for sustainable supply of woody biomass from agrarian pruning and plantation removal
An intense communication campaign will address the varied target audience with tailored messages and materials to raise the awareness. An impact on policy barriers and on the legal framework will be carried out through direct advocacy at national and EU level. Afterwards, a snowball effect will be triggered through multiplicative and dissemination actions. First, by creating a permanent capacity in Europe to give support for decision making to stakeholders.
Second, the newly created capacities will be put into operation in 7 EU countries (4 in a first stage, then extended to other 3) to promote the decision making of pioneer entrepreneurs.
The specific objectives are:
- To produce tools for industry and policy makers in government to set the instruments that will overcome the barriers for the advancement of the APPR wood in the bioenergy sector.
- To create real evidence that biomass from APPR woody residues is feasible and can contribute to increase the competitiveness of agrarian exploitations and to reduce the environmental impacts of their residues.
- Creation of a permanent capacity of consultancy for supporting the decision making of farmers, cooperatives and agro-industries in Europe.
- Triggering the future self-development of the mobilisation of APPR wood to reach an utilisation rate of 50% by 2030.
Other main works carried out by CIRCE will fundamentally focus in two main issues:
Provide technical support during the consultancy to entrepreneurs
Give support elaborating the capacity building manuals
CIRCE will also collaborate in other tasks regarding consultancy and support for decision-making in the outreach countries, sectorial analysis at regional scale, and dissemination activities