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Promotion of residual forestry biomass in the Mediterranean basin PROFORBIOMED
PROFORBIOMED (Promotion of residual forestry biomass in the Mediterranean basin) aimed at the promotion of renewable energy as an economic and social opportunity for rural areas, through energy use of forest residues and agricultural biomass. At the same time it envisaged the creation of new employment opportunities and the development of related industries in this area.
The main outputs were:
Assessment of the forest biomass available for energy production.
Transfer and adoption of know-how on sustainable forest management including forest biomass production chains and its use as an energy source.
Improvement of the rural areas governance, development of clusters and agreements between public and private actors.
Development of a model of public support to sustainable forest management and biomass production.
Identification of financing mechanisms for public and private investments.
Creation of new economic opportunities.