Analysis & modelling the impact of bioenergy transition for security & sustainability

The project will provide outcome data, knowledge, and policy recommendations on bio-renewable energy transition alternatives (scenarios). Additionally, it aims to expand the area of potential research on bio-renewable energy transition through the development and applications of project proposals to MSCS schemes.

Nowadays, bioenergy contributes about 9.4% of the renewable energy profile of Visegrad Group countries. The bioenergy potential is estimated at 986.30 MJ (or 36.720 Mt of coal equivalent), which could satisfy 25-30% of Visegrad Group countries’ total current energy consumption. However, this potential is not fully used due to limited evidence on the impact assessment of bio-renewable energy transition alternatives taking into account various policies, regulatory and technology-based decisions. The proposed project (with intended timing from June 1, 2023, to November 30, 2024 (18 months in total) aims to explore the impact of current and future bio-renewable energy transition alternatives in Visegrad Group countries to enable energy security and sustainability. To tackle this, it will develop a critical EnergyPLAN model to simulate future bio-renewable energy transition alternatives concerning technical dimensions (e.g., production capacity), economic (e.g., infrastructure cost), investment level, environmental (e.g., carbon emissions, land, water use), social (e.g., consumer cost), and institutional aspects (e.g., government subsidies, regulatory support). It is expected that the proposed project will provide comprehensive data, knowledge, and recommendations on bio-renewable energy transition and innovation areas (technology diffusion and adoption theories).

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Project is supported by the International Visegrad Fund
ID number: 22310328
Source and amount of funding: International Visegrad Fund, 32,320.00 €
Implementation period: 1/07/2023 – 30/11/2024