Funding source
INEA – Horizon 2020

Duration
January 2019 to December 2021

Project URL
www.agrobioheat.eu

Project information
Thematic keywords

  • Bioenergy
  • Agrobiomass
  • Agriculture
  • Eco-design regulation
  • Heating sector
  • Agro-industries

Methodological keywords

  • Community engagement
  • Desk research, surveys
  • Perceptual & behavioural analysis
  • Organisation of consultation workshops
  • Policy recommendations

Project narrative
Despite the growth in renewable energy use over the past years, the transition still faces challenges to realise its full potential in all sectors. Agrobiomass is a large resource, which can support the European Energy and Climate targets, while promoting rural development and a circular economy.

AgroBioHeat aims to produce both agrobiomass heating and improved solutions that could be mass deployed in the EU. The project will take place mostly in six countries where we will engage the public, align national interests, and support the creation of policy, financial and social conditions for the expansion of agrobiomass heating.

We are responsible for the design of an EU-level survey to understand the general public’s social perceptions, needs and understanding about agrobiomass for heat, indicating possible pathways for policy making towards enabling the market uptake of agrobiomass for heating. On a local level, our main responsibilities include the organisation of a series of consultation workshops aiming to reveal existing perceptions and insights. We are finally responsible for the investigation of local stakeholders’ intentions to act with regard to agrobiomass heating by carrying out one local-survey per region.

Related publications
The project’s promotional material can be found here: https://agrobioheat.eu/promotional-material/