BAV has extensive experience in environmentally oriented waste management and inter-municipal cooperation, as the local operator of the Leppe waste disposal centre covering 3,166 Km2 and comprising 41 cities and municipalities.
Within the project initiative entitled :metabolon, BAV is dedicated to the development of a sustainable industrial estate dedicated to companies in the fields of waste management, material conversion und environmental technologies. The competence centre acts also as the critical networking hub for regional use of renewable energies on behalf of the land of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The Green Energy Romanian Innovative Biomass Cluster – Cluster Inovativ al Biomasei Green Energy din Romania, was developed from the Association for Green Energy by engaging research and development stakeholders, public institutions, local actors on biomass issues and moving from a regional (county) level to national level. The Cluster counts 38 members, including producers, entrepreneurs, representatives of local public administration, and consultants.
The Electricity Transmission System Operator is a public company that has the exclusive right to perform the public service of the transmission network system operator in Slovenia. ELES‘s experts deal with issues related to power-lines, including design and construction of transmission lines, substations and transformer facilities, as well as control centres.
Energy Agency Styria
EAS is the regional energy agency of the Province of Styria, Austria. As a non-profit organisation, EAS sets actions in order to promote energy efficiency, to rationally use renewable energy sources in the interest of the regional development policy and to reduce
energy consumption. EAS is the interface between Styrian administration, policy, science, economy and the consumers in the energy sector.
One of the innovation competences of EAS is in renewable energies, in which the organisation has a track record of more than 25 years of experience. Overall, EAS has carried out more than 180 projects, mainly in the field of biomass, working on the descriptions of ecological circles, the determination of biomass potentials and the development of innovative technologies. Another EAS core competency is in education and training for energy advisors, especially local craftsmen in the building sector.
eseia is a European association of leading research and innovation organisations in the field of sustainable energy systems.
The eseia umbrella covers all relevant fields in sustainable energy from energy provision to new technologies across research, academia, industry, and government and includes a network of 22 higher education institutions and research organisations and 6 companies of which one is an umbrella of 150 companies. eseia is a cooperation organisation, managing sustainable energy innovation programmes, organising expert panels, designing entrepreneurial education programmes, promoting dialogue with the public, and lobbying for sustainable energy solutions on various levels and fostering international cooperation.
eseia is a European premier European Education and Training Programme (ETP) provider, dedicated to the implementation of innovation in education.
Green Tech Cluster Styria
Green Tech Cluster is a globally leading innovation cluster in energy and environmental engineering in Styria, Austria. Green Tech Cluster supports 200 companies and research centres in the Green Tech Valley with services and projects focusing on innovation, know-how, and new markets to further extend technology leadership. Green Tech Cluster holds the highest European “Cluster Management Excellence – Gold” label.
Green Tech Cluster has excellent expertise in cluster management, acting as an integrated network for knowledge and innovation systems transfer from research to industrial infrastructures and vice-versa. One of the fields of expertise of Green Tech Cluster is in biomass, biogas and biodiesel. Green Tech Cluster further offers first-hand learning exposure to ground-breaking environmental technology through a tour to technological flagship projects, as well as to innovative ones.
KIC InnoEnergy SE is a world class alliance of top European players fostering the integration of education, technology, business and entrepreneurship and strengthening the culture of innovation. The consortium consists of 27 shareholders and additional 100+ partners: companies, research institutes, universities and business schools covering the whole energy mix.
The core competencies of KIC InnoEnergy include energy storage, renewable energies, energy efficiency. KIC offers seven Master programmes in sustainable energy, that combine technical training with essential skills in entrepreneurship thanks to a close involvement of leading energy companies in the training.
Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH, Competence Centre GmbH, is a leading research institute in the area wood and wood-related renewable resources in Europe.
The core competences of KPLUS are materials research and process technology along the entire value chain: from raw material to finished products. The Competence Centre develops methods, as well as basic and applied research within its 4 business units, one of which is the Wood and Cellulose-Chemistry unit, focused on the utilisation of the biomass fractions and biorefineries. The other business units deal with Wood-Polymer-Composites, Surface Technology and Logistics, and Wood Materials Technologies, respectively.
LNEG, the National Laboratory of Energy and Geology, Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia is a Portuguese Governmental Research Institute. As a recognised R&D Centre with expertise in the bioenergy field, LNEG develops various activities that include R&D, services, teaching and training. The Bioenergy Unit currently operates 4 R&D programmes: Biomass Deconstruction; Cell Factories and Enzymes; Biochemical Engineering; and Microalgae for Bioenergy.
RIC – BRP Powertrain
RIC – BRP Powertrain is a leader in the development and production of innovative and high performance Rotax engines for BRP products, as well as for motorcycles, karts, ultra-light and light aircraft. In the past 50 years, the company has developed more than 350 engine models for recreational products and has produced more than 7 million engines.
The BRP Powertrain operations are centred on innovation for sustainable mobility and its Regional Innovation Centre focuses on the development of more efficient drive technologies and eco-performing technology for BRP products. The BRP Training Institute (BRPTI) offers one of the largest apprenticeship programmes in the Austrian region with access to state-of-the-art technological equipment within a 400m² facilities.
Graz University of Technology is the leading technical innovation university in Austria, promoting regional focus and tight cooperation with industry and businesses on the path to an entrepreneurial future in the Styria region.
One of its fields of expertise is in sustainable systems, where TU Graz has been delivering
relevant technologies, systems and innovations, as well as training and education in fields including energy systems, thermal energy systems and biomass exploitation. The Institute of Thermal Engineering (IWT) has pilot plants for technologies such as burners for liquid and gaseous fuels, biomass boilers and furnaces. TU Graz has also a strong record in setting up educational platforms for sustainability-related training, promoting innovative teaching and learning methods.
Hamburg University of Technology is Germany’s youngest university of technology. The TUHH offers first-class teaching and excellent research at a high international level and provides intensive science and technology transfer in the field of engineering sciences.
One of the fields of expertise is in environmental technology and energy economics, which
includes the biomass specialisation that addresses the following scientific areas: ‘’Biogas from waste and energy crops’’, ‘’Heat provision from solid biofuels’’, ‘’Biomass gasification’’ and ‘’Biorefinery’’. TUHH offers post-graduate lectures on Bioresource Management and Biorefinery Technologies.
University of Ljubljana
At UL, one of the faculties specialised in renewable energy implementation is the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. The Laboratory for Energy Policy (LEST) develops research and education actions under the patronage of the Electrical Engineering Faculty, mainly on issues related to power systems planning, forecasting the availability of renewable energy sources, operation and control, and energy policy and electricity markets regulation. LEST has also been strongly involved in solving real life problems for the energy sector in Slovenia and neighbouring countries, in the Western Balkans.
Transilvania University of Braşov is one of the largest universities in Romania, counting 15 faculties, and renowned at the national level by its strong R&D focus on Sustainable Development.
At the RES-REC Centre, the experience on working in inter-disciplinary subjects is well exercised in teams involving competencies of mechanical engineering, civil engineering, design, materials science, and environmental sciences.
University of Twente in Enschede is an entrepreneurial research university with 3,300 scientists and professionals work together on cutting-edge research, innovations with real-world relevance.
At the UTwente, the research institutes combine scientific excellence with a sharp eye for knowledge valorisation and social applications. One of the areas of research excellence at UTwente is green energy. The research-institutes Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), the Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS) and the Institute of Nanotechnology (MESA+) have bundled their research activities on renewable energy into the Green Energy Initiative. This initiative is aimed at driving research cooperation between industry, government and research groups. The ’’Green Energy Initiative’’ focuses currently on three research themes, one of which is energy from biomass.