D6.1 Market Assessment

Christos Alasis, Nikos Sekellariou, Athanase Vafeas, Nicolas Peraudeau
2021 Zenodo  
The EU long Term Strategy aims to climate-neutrality by 2050, i.e. aiming to become an economy with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. The European Green Deal, sets EU-wide targets and policy objectives for the period up to 2030, which translate into (1): at least 40% cuts in greenhouse gas emissions (from 1990 levels), at least 32% share for renewable energy, and at least 32.5% improvement in energy efficiency. The EU Funded SmartCHP project is fully contributing to it, its scope being the
more » ... scope being the development of a highly flexible small-scale Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system (0.1 - 1 MWe), fuelled with Fast Pyrolysis Bio Oil (FPBO) produced from different types of lignocellulosic biomass and/or residues. SmartCHP addresses targets set by the Green-Deal and the EU "Vision to 2050" through (a) its contribution to the improvement of Energy Efficiency, as CHP is by definition an efficient technology, thus (b) contributing to the reduction of GHG emissions per unit of energy used, whereas (c) it uses at the same time a RE fuel -Fast Pyrolysis Bio-oil -for the production of which, biomass is the source. This Market Assessment has been prepared in the frame of the HORIZON 2020 funded project "Smart and flexible heat and power from biomass derived liquids for small-scale CHP application". This study aims to allow understanding of the size of the potential for the application of the SmartCHP technology offering in the European Market. As this study runs in parallel with other tasks of the project (e.g. the biomass feedstock potential in EU countries, or the enabling environment) there is interaction between them and will be further elaborated in the course of the project. Such interactions are displayed and explained in Chapter 1. The methodology adopted for the study is described in Chapter 2 of this study and involves market trends and factors affecting the employment of CHP technology, the quantification of the CHP / SmartCHP market as we [...]
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4774683 fatcat:siiwx7d6brfpriuoyiv7x3h7ji