One of the main outcomes of the BioTrade2020plus project is the development of an interactive tool. This tool provides a web-based, easy to use, interactive map, fully adapted to the main end-user requirements. End-users that will find interesting information here are the industries, biomass traders, NGOs and policy makers interested to safeguard access to sustainable solid biomass resources for energy and material conversions. The maps provide optimal support to end- users to identify the best compromise solutions taking into account the sustainability and competitiveness of exogenous biomass in their day-to-day actions. The main advantage here is that for very different feedstocks of biomass from primary residues in agriculture and forestry to tertiary processing residues, a consistent methodology was used to arrive at sustainable biomass quantities and prices and greenhouse gas emissions. Results are therefore comparable between regions. It is now filled for 6 case regions, but can be developed further for many other regions. The maps provide objectively assessed insight in the biomass cost-supply, sustainability risks and relevant policies of influence at the level of main (potential) non EU sourcing countries.
Here is the link to the tool: http://biotrade2020.services.geodesk.nl
BioTrade2020plus Reports for Download (June 2015)
A survey of online tools for information on biomass supply chains (D4.1) (download)
Report on Requirements of end users for the interactive BIOTRADE2020+ tool - November 2014 (D4.2) (download)
Report on Design of Biotrade2020plus tool (D4.3) (download)