The MAKE-IT-BE project focused on decision-making and implementation tools for local and regional bioenergy chains and was co-financed by the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme.
During the three years in which the MAKE-IT-BE project was implemented, a range of activities actively contributed to the roll-out of bioenergy across Europe. MAKE-IT-BE aimed to support the development and implementation of integrated bio-energy chains across Europe, through the creation of enabling frameworks (decision-making tools and local partnerships) in four important EU regional contexts (Italy, Austria, Slovenia and Scotland).
The central focus was on the creation of a flexible and replicable methodology to support the definition of local integrated bioenergy planning (IBP) and the development of Regional Bioenergy Partnerships (RBP) in co-operation with local and regional key actors and local authorities.
Bio-energy planning at sub-national level is an essential part of the strategy to meet the European 20-20-20 goals: the European Union (EU) has agreed to reach 20% of its total energy consumption through renewable energy sources (RES) by 2020, as outlined in the EU Climate and Energy Package of 2009. This requires a contribution from all RES options, including bio-energy as an important energy resource in Europe. More results...