Model Contracts for Woodchips, Pellets and Straw Supply

In order to increase the usage of bioenergy through an (at least partial) fuel-switch from coal, oil or natural gas, the project Bioenergy4Business has, among others, compiled the most common business models and financing options for bioenergy heating installations. The fuels addressed are used in “in-house” boilers in commercial sectors for heat purposes or in district heating (DH), to solid biomass sources. 

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Calculation of Wood Fuel Parameters – calculation tool

Due to a rising demand in wood fuel, the knowledge of the energy content of customary wood fuel assortments has been gaining in importance in wood fuel trade.

In order to facilitate the conversion from prices per volume or weight unit commonly used in forestry and the timber industry to energy prices relevant in the context of energy production, the Austrian Energy Agency has compiled an easy-to-use calculation tool. With only a few required variables the program can quickly calculate the most important parameters for a variety of wood fuel assortments.

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Planning a new HC system or building refurbishment? REPLACE Best Practice Examples offer practice-oriented help – Report D4.4

When planning to exchange an old heating or cooling (HC) system or to refurbish a building, many questions may arise. REPLACE offers a helping hand: With its 38 best practice examples, it presents projects that have been successfully realized and that now help to save energy, money and the climate.

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Replacement potential in the REPLACE regions – statistical inventories and 3 scenarios – Report D3.2

How do people in the REPLACE regions heat and cool their buildings today? And what potential for climate friendly replacements is there in the future? Based on the data available for a base year, the REPLACE team has developed three scenarios that describe the impact of the REPLACE project: In the number of boilers and homes replacing old inefficient systems by new sustainable ones, as well as the energy savings, CO2 emissions reduction and level of investment triggered. 

The three scenarios cover a business as usual, an optimistic and a pessimistic REPLACE scenario. The scenarios in Report D3.2 refer to the overall project as well as the ten target regions from Western over Central to South-Eastern Europe. 

REPLACE Newsletter #1

REPLACE Newsletter #1

Since winter 2019, the REPLACE project has been standing up for the heat turnaround – away from fossil fuels and towards climate-friendly heating and cooling.

In the current newsletter, you can learn more about the following topics:

  • Save money, energy and the environment – the idea behind REPLACE
  • Preparing the ground for upcoming replacement actions – a brief review of 2020
  • REPLACE regions – where actions take place
  • Local Working Groups – experts adapt REPLACE-activities to European regions
  • Framework conditions for sustainable heating and cooling – REPLACE reports
  • Outlook 2021 & 2022: Replacement campaigns in the target regions & Online-tools
  • Keep informed and involved – REPLACE on social media channels

Find out more in the REPLACE Newsletter #1.

Heating summit in the Oberland region – impulses for the craft sector, politics and associations

In the Oberland region, 44 percent of energy are used for the heat sector – by far the largest share, along with electricity (25 percent) and transport (31 percent). And only a small part of this, namely 10 percent, comes from renewable energies. At the online-heat summit on 29.1.2021, the focus was on the challenges on the way to climate-friendly heating in the Oberland, how experts (representatives from heating engineering, chimney sweepers, forestry, and the consumer advice center) see the topic as well as effective levers for improvement, and with which activities Energiewende Oberland wants to advance the heat transition in the next two years. With over 100 participants from the Oberland and beyond, the heating summit met with a great response.

Please find a brief summary on the summit here (in German).

Or take a look at the recorded event:

REPLACE at a glance – video online

Climate change is one of the most important challenges we are facing today. At the same time, a huge energy demand in Europe – namely 50% – results from heating and cooling. 

Learn in the video, 

  • what the challenges are when it comes to the replacement of heating and cooling systems,
  • what REPLACE’s mission is and in which target regions it is active,
  • how the project helps you heat and cool sustainably,
  • and how REPLACE can benefit you, your region and the climate.

Subtitles can be selected via “settings”.

3rd REPLACE consortium meeting – thanking the Advisory Board

The third REPLACE consortium meeting was held on 9th and 10th of December 2020. Planned for Zagreb, the consortium again met online, presenting and discussing the REPLACE products that come into gear in 2021 such as the Heating System Calculator, practice-oriented handbooks for consumers, intermediaries and investors as well as real life best practice examples from 9 countries. 

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Third meeting of LWG in North Macedonia

The third meeting of REPLACE’s KAGoP Local Working Group was organised on 22 December by SDEWES Skopje via ZOOM platform. The meeting was held in order to validate the draft Action plan for the replace campaigns that should be conducted in our target region. In total 10 participants from the municipalities of Karposh, Aerodrom, Gjorce Petrov, as well as representatives from the organizations CeProSARD, Habitat and ZLEK contributed in this third meeting. 

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