Improving eco-efficiency of bio-energy production and supply in riparian areas of the Danube river basin and other floodplains in Central Europe

DANUBENERGY was a 30 months project funded by the INTERREG CENTRAL EUROPE from 2012 to 2014.

DANUBENERGY contributed both to exploration and utilisation of new bio-energy inputs and to a diversity oriented management of abandoned sites.

With the concrete implementation of a model example in nine countries in parallel, the project clarified, which technical possibilities and methodological approaches are applicable to improve the production, the efficiency, the supply and the transnational cooperation in the field of production of renewable energy in Central Europe.

DANUBENERGY developed a sustainable approach to produce storable solid fuel utilising extensively produced biomass from riparian grassland and landscape management areas, which could neither be used in animal feeding nor in conventional energy conversion technologies.