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Logistics for Energy Crops Biomass

Logistics for Energy Crops Biomass

The LogistEC project aims to develop new or improved technologies of the biomass logistics chains. Cost-efficient, environmental-friendly and socially sustainable biomass supply chains are needed to achieve the 2020 EU RES targets that might be impeded by the potential scarcity of lignocellulosic biomass from agriculture.

Innovative cropping systems to enhance the sustainability of feedstock production. Photo: INRA, AgroParisTech

Main project deliverables

  • Innovative cropping systems to enhance the sustainability of feedstock production.
  • Adaptations of agricultural machinery for cost-efficient biomass harvesting and handling.
  • Characterization of new pre-treatment technologies to densify biomass prior to transport.
  • Optimization of supply-chain transport logistics and sustainability assessment.
  • Demonstration of improved process operations for all the steps from harvesting to transport at pilot scale.

The LogistEC project is financially supported by the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development

Coordinator: INRA Transfert, France

Published 01 October 2014
Senior Research Scientist

Project duration

01/09/2012 - 31/12/2015