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The project is co-financed by LIFE+, the EU's financial instrument
supporting environmental and nature conservation projects


Stakeholders & Target Audience

Below, you can find information about the main stakeholders and target audience of the project.
In addition to the University Laboratories, two are the main stakeholders involved in this project proposal:

District Heating Municipal Company of Ptolemaida:

Its main aim is to explore the potential of SMARt-CHP, to acquire knowledge and experience in order to support other similar projects on bio-energy, in order to promote and disseminate its usage in the wider context of renewable energy utilisation.

Union of Agricultural Cooperative of Amyntaion:

It is in the scope of UACA that it is naturally interested in new and innovative activities that may expand the possibilities of utilisation of the agricultural products of its members. In addition UACA may explore additional possibilities for bio-business / entrepreneurship at their locality.

N. Ach. Philippopoulos a local industrial SME:

This enterprise has long experience in the design, manufacturing and installation of biomass thermal utilization units. The Coordinating Beneficiary has accomplished a national project targeted at the “Optimization of the conjunction between a fluidized bed gasifier and an internal combustion engine, with emphasis on a regenerative method for gas cleaning – programme pened03” in collaboration with Philippopoulos. Philippopoulos’s existing involvement in the residue utilization market will add long-term potential for the SMARt-CHP.

Agricultural and forestry small medium enterprises (A&F SMEs):

A&F SMEs utilize biomass for commodities’ production generating organic residues which can be further utilised for energy recovery. SMARt CHP provides a route for direct biomass utilisation for energy recovery contributing at the same time in biomass residues minimisation. A&F SMEs have expressed the main need to utilise their by-products and residues.

Agricultural corporations:

They have the potential and the means to inform and motivate farmers and individual agro-investors in contributing to and supporting the in-situ biomass gasification in mobile units at local level. Agricultural corporations can efficiently promote and play an important role in disseminating and promoting SMARt CHP potential at regional level.

Local SMEs (all sectors):

They represent the potential demand of energy and, at the same time, they are a potential supplier as part of the local supply chain.

Local public authorities:

The public part is an essential part in facilitating the creation of in-situ biomass gasification in mobile units based bio-businesses they can apply legal instruments and policy means to facilitate their creation.

Banks and financial players – Credit Institutions:

The financial sector could provide the “fuel” necessary to start and to allow the functioning of the whole structure designed in the project.

Consumer associations:

These Target Groups represent a privileged channel to inform the whole society about the added value related with the in-situ biomass gasification in mobile units for the local economy and the environmental protection.

Regional agencies for energy and environment:

We have to consider this target group as fundamental, given that they can strongly facilitate the adoption of in-situ biomass gasification in mobile units based business practices. They will be involved in the project through the participation to the local case studies and specific consultation meetings. Their contribution will mainly consist in the expression of specialised advice about local feasibility of in-situ biomass gasification in mobile units practices, as well as to any other matter referring to their own sphere of competence.

Associations of entrepreneurs:

The representatives of the agricultural SMEs are an essential target group for several points of the project’s implementation, including not only the actual demonstration of bioenergy business potential, but also the creation of necessary awareness and dissemination conditions to generate interest and ensure the desired impact.

Formal community and other social enterprises:

Social economy is traditionally involved in waste management in the form of scavenging, hand picking and trading. Biomass is a relatively new field for them (compared to metals, packaging, tires etc) but its market share is growing. At the local level where SMARt CHP is aiming, their potential role is considered significant and thus will be explicitly addressed and its limits pursued.

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