Our project has been approved

In line with the rapidly growing population, the demand for energy and waste disposal is  growing day by day. To overcome waste disposal and greenhouse gas emissions, the only  solution is alternative energy production from biomass, agricultural and organic fraction from  municipal solid waste (MSW). Biomass energy production can create new employment  opportunities, increase incomes and support rural development. In 2012 Europe’s biomass  energy sectors generated a total turnover of at least €33 billion and employed more than  374,800 people. The EU’s biomass energy sector is a major contributor to the EU’s energy  policy. 

The European Commission believes that biomass energy can play an important role in  achieving Europe’s 2020 targets. The EU RED (2009/28/EU) sets a binding target of 20% of  final consumption of energy from renewable sources by 2020. The share of renewable energy  from biomass in electricity consumption will be 250 TWh in 2020. In the EU, the total value  of RES will be 1370 TWh. To achieve this, EU countries have committed themselves to  achieving their own national renewable energy targets. HORIZON 2020 has also focused on  2020.In future Commission scenarios, energy production from biomass will almost double in  2030 ([SWD (2014) 259]). The Energy Roadmap 2050 aims to reduce greenhouse gas  emissions to 80-95% by 2050. However, due to technological and economic constraints, the  use of biomass for energy production is currently not widely used in the Europe. 

DESUWOW’s objectives are: 

– Identify and analyse targeted needs and competences 

– Development of an innovative and modern training programme and programme – Carrying out a set of targeted pilot trials and transferred e-learning content – Developing new professional skills related to biomass energy 

– Promoting the EU’s RES demands 

– Awareness-raising and transfer of innovation for the re-use of waste in the EU – Promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and employment in rural areas – supporting the  improvement of the quality of life in rural areas and reducing migration – Promoting environmental awareness 

Project Management Methodology: The management of the project will base its  communication, collaboration and close working at every stage and activity of the project. For  this reason, experienced managers and administrative staff will work on the project. Internal 

evaluation and audit processes, including internal meetings to be organized by each partner  during the project, individual meetings with project staff, notes, e-mails and other forms of  communication will be shared. Other forms of communication during the project will also be  implemented as part of project management and implementation. 

There is a great opportunity for the project to develop a life-long partnership between UK,  TR, BE, BG and PT and to transfer good practices and innovation in the field of renewable  energy sources from biomass, in particular strategies for waste management and the use of  waste on a profitable farm and in a clean urban environment. 

– In numbers, the e-platform of the project will attract 3000 users; members of the consortium  will offer at least two targeted workshops each year, with 40 participants each. An attractive  handbook will be published (100 copies in each partner language, 500 copies in total at the  beginning) and the universities involved will publish their research papers (2 per year). – Networking (we would like to invite as many people from the target group in Europe as  possible to our web platform). 

– We will test all products in all languages on the website and provide access to the materials  to all interested parties. 

– At the local level, the expected effect is to create a community of experts trained in biomass  energy practices, comply with the rules and proudly present the image of agriculture in order  to improve its image and recognition. 

– The real impact will be achieved through interest in these easily accessible training tools and  electronic platform, and then offering the same materials and training that are open and easily  accessible to all. 

The main dissemination tools and strategies will be as follows: 

– Continuous information on all target groups (municipalities, livestock and plant breeders,  rural development agencies, animal breeders, rural businessmen, energy suppliers) and  potential users (agriculture, environment sector and agricultural students, veterans, biomass  energy) through conferences, focus group workshops, cluster activities, press releases,  scientific articles, presentations at European exhibitions, symposia, conferences and events  related to e-learning, biomass energy, agriculture, environmental sustainability and regional  development. 

– Professional corporate design with user-friendly design, use of professional tools for easy  search of website and visibility on the Internet, professional design of presentation templates  and all products for printing projects. 

– A useful and published final guide DESUWOW.

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