Press Release - 20 September 2021 - MUSIC Regional Stakeholder Workshops

MUSIC1 ( is an EU project that aims to facilitate market uptake of IBCs by developing feedstock mobilisation strategies, improved logistics and IBC trade centres. The project is coordinated by John Vos of BTG Biomass Technology Group.

Regional stakeholder engagement workshops in the four case study regions of the MUSIC project, September/October 2021
Stakeholders that are interested in European markets for biomass want to know how to make best use of woody residues and by-products from forestry and agriculture through innovative large-scale technologies. They would like to learn from experiences made in our MUSIC case studies or purely enjoy networking with experts from different fields like industry, policy and research. Opportunity for exchange is provided in the upcoming stakeholder engagement workshops as mentioned below. Most interesting insights of this series of workshops will follow in a few weeks. Stay tuned!

“Adding value to by-products from forestry and forest industry: Pyrolysis way”
The Nordic case study focuses on the use of woody residues for the production of fast pyrolysis oil at various EMPYRO plants in Sweden and Finland and the following upgrading of pyrolysis oil to advanced marine biofuels in the Netherlands.

Case Study Sweden/Finland

“Valorisation of agricultural residues through microbial oil production: A bio-economy route toward a fossil fuels-free transport sector”
The Italian case study focuses on defining a feasible value chain for the valorisation and use of olive and grapevine pruning, straw residues and lignocellulosic crops cultivated on marginal lands. The value chain will involve farmers, third-party logistics companies, associations, as well as ENI as the possible final user of the lignocellulosic agricultural residues, as the final scope is producing microbial oil in biorefineries.

Case Study Italy

“Economic opportunities for agricultural residues to replace fossil fuels in heavy industries”
The Greek case study focuses on the development of a torrefied biomass value chain supplying the DETEPA plant in Western Macedonia and other utilities and heavy industries in Greece. Through torrefaction of agricultural residues, it is supposed to replace the fossil part (lignite) of the currently used fuel mix in district heating plants and other industrial applications.

Case Study Greece

“Carbon-neutral steel production by using renewable carbon sources”
The International case study focuses on the use of biomass feedstock (e.g. type-B waste wood and SRF - solid recovered fuels) in the TORERO torrefaction plant. The resulting torrefied biomass is then used in blast furnaces in the ArcelorMittal steel mill in Ghent (Belgium) nearby.

Case Study International

1Full title: Market Uptake Support for Intermediate Bioenergy Carriers

Konrad Siegfried, Linda König, Daniela Thrän

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