Project ACCESS - Accelerated Penetration of Small-Scale Biomass and Solar Technologies


Program: Inteligent Energy for Europe 2004 – Altener
Duration: January 2006 – December 2007
Co-ordinator: Black Sea Regional Energy Centre, Bulgaria
Project partners: BIOMASA, Association of Legal Entities, SLovakia
Centre for Renewable Energy Sources, Greece
Innoterm, Hungary
Institute for Studies and Power Engineering, Romania
SEVEn, The Energy Efficiency Center, Czech Republic



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Project objectives:
The project aims to accelerate the penetration of small-scale technologies that utilise biomass and solar energy for space heating and hot-water supply in dwellings with individual and local heating systems in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia.

Description of project activities:
The following activities will be carried out:
  • review of previous studies and development of maps of the biomass resources in each of the target countries;
  • systematization of the data on the biomass briquettes and pellets produced in these countries;
  • assessment of opportunities to increase the biomass potential available for energy purposes;
  • development of a method (in the form of a software) and guidance for identifying the optimal parameters of a scheme for combined utilization of solar energy and biomass;
  • training - one course for producers, installers, ESCOs, and consultants dealing with the concerned technologies, and one course for decision-makers from governments, municipalities, and energy agencies;
  • promotion of the EU experience regarding standards for biomass briquettes/pellets and concerned technologies;
  • elaboration of appropriate financing schemes;
  • development of a website representing a virtual market place for the concerned technologies;
  • dissemination of information, i.e. national seminars, web-pages, newsletter reports, articles, workshops

For more information see project web page

Project Budget

Total Budget: 661 331 EUR
Budget for BIOMASA: 100 775 EUR
Grant: 50 388 EUR