SUSTAINABLE BIOENERGY
SOLUTIONS FOR TOMORROW
(BEST)
A public-private research program
Coordinated by CLEEN Ltd. and FIBIC ...
What is bioenergy?
Bioenergy is the oldest known source of
consumer energy, and it will continue to have
a role in the fut...
BEST in a nutshell
• BEST is a pre-commercial bioenergy research program involving
both industry and academia
◦ The volume...
BEST vision
5/28/2014 4
Biomass
producers
Forest
companies
Technology
providers
Energy
companies
Consultants
and service
p...
Why do we need bioenergy?
Global
economic
growth →
growing
energy
demand
Local self-
sufficiency
can be
supported with
bio...
BEST develops existing competences to answer
to critical developments in the operating environment
Finland already has
str...
Expected impact: A strong Finnish bioenergy
sector that can boost sustainable bioenergy
opportunities both in Finland and ...
The program projects from the current strengths
of the Finnish forest, energy and technology
sectors to the future
5/28/20...
The 34 BEST partners include
- 21 companies (forest, energy, technology, consulting...)
- 13 research organizations
5/28/2...
BEST research areas 2013-14
5/28/2014
10
Future bioenergy
scenarios and
strategies
Biomass
availability, price
and quality...
Structure of the program in 2013-14
5/28/2014 11
WP 0 Management
WP 2 Radical improvement of
bioenergy supply chains
WP 3 ...
WP 1: Understanding the future
business environment
5/28/2014 12
Key issues: Research methods: Outcome:
Competition
for bi...
WP 2: Radical improvement of bioenergy
supply chains
5/28/2014 13
Biomass
availability
and sourcing
Logistics
Measurement
...
WP 3a: Understanding new markets
to boost opportunities for bioenergy export
5/28/2014 14
• Case areas: India, Poland,
Ger...
WP 3b: Urban city bioenergy concepts
Main driver: The most likely future bioenergy application
environment is a big city.
...
WP 4 – Enhanced business opportunities
through securing sustainability
5/28/2014 16
Goal: Creating a systematic
framework ...
More information / contact
• Program Manager:
◦ Kaisu Leppänen, Spinverse Ltd.
◦ kaisu.leppanen[at]spinverse.com
• Public ...
The SHOK concept in brief
• CLEEN Ltd. and FIBIC Ltd. are two of the six Strategic
Centers for Science, Technology and Inn...
CLEEN Ltd. and FIBIC Ltd. in brief
• CLEEN Ltd. – Cluster for Energy and Environment was established in 2008
to facilitate...
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  1. 1. SUSTAINABLE BIOENERGY SOLUTIONS FOR TOMORROW (BEST) A public-private research program Coordinated by CLEEN Ltd. and FIBIC Ltd. 2013-2016
  2. 2. What is bioenergy? Bioenergy is the oldest known source of consumer energy, and it will continue to have a role in the future sustainable energy system! • Bioenergy = Use of biological sources (biomass) for energy and all the different aspects (technical, scientific, economic and social) related to it • Biofuel = fuel derived from biological sources (sometimes used narrowly to describe liquid bio-based fuels such as biodiesel and bioethanol) 5/28/2014 2 Photo by Steve Jurvetson
  3. 3. BEST in a nutshell • BEST is a pre-commercial bioenergy research program involving both industry and academia ◦ The volume of the program: roughly 4 MEUR annually (about 55% comes from Tekes, the Finnish Funding agency for Innovation) ◦ The planned duration: 4 years in two phases (2013-14 and 2015-16) ◦ The second two years will be planned and focused based on the results and knowledge created during the first two-year period 5/28/2014 3 Photo: Stora Enso Photo: AndritzPhoto: MTT
  4. 4. BEST vision 5/28/2014 4 Biomass producers Forest companies Technology providers Energy companies Consultants and service providers Finnish bioenergy ecosystem Finnish bioenergy companies and R&D community possess the top bioenergy know- how in the world and are able to utilize and affect the development of the operating environment to create new sustainable bioenergy business both in Finland and globally.
  5. 5. Why do we need bioenergy? Global economic growth → growing energy demand Local self- sufficiency can be supported with bioenergy Climate change mitigation Bioenergy is an essential part of the bioeconomy concept Excellent competence platform; opportunity for Finnish leadership 5/28/2014 5
  6. 6. BEST develops existing competences to answer to critical developments in the operating environment Finland already has strong know-how in e.g. forest biomass sourcing and conversion technologies, but the big picture is incomplete Complexity and uncertainty of the bioenergy business environment are increasing New developments (urbanization, increasing use of new biomass sources, discussion on sustainability issues etc.) call for new competences 5/28/2014 6
  7. 7. Expected impact: A strong Finnish bioenergy sector that can boost sustainable bioenergy opportunities both in Finland and globally 5/28/2014 7 • With the new conduct for cross-boundary collaboration the Finnish bioenergy ecosystem can develop holistic bioenergy solutions for different market environments faster, better and smarter National ecosystem • Increase in bioenergy business in Finland • Enhanced capabilities for tailoring solutions according to the requirements of the export market will generate new and competitive export business Sustainable growth • Finland’s position as an attractive partner in the bioenergy field is even stronger • Finland can internationally influence the sector and political decision-making related to it International collaboration
  8. 8. The program projects from the current strengths of the Finnish forest, energy and technology sectors to the future 5/28/2014 8 CHP (combined heat and power) generation is a competitive and streamlined concept in Finland Established methods allow efficient harvesting, supply and processing of forest biomass; other biomasses are used only in minor quantities The business environment has previously been relatively stable, but uncertainty is increasing and several political and sustainability issues might change in the near future Different bioenergy concepts can be successfully exported to new markets by tailoring the solutions according to the requirements of each market Finnish companies share a common understanding of the future bioenergy business environment and have the capability of not only adapting to changes in it but also affecting them Future statusCurrent status New solutions (including multi-fuel biomass terminals) enable the flexible, cost efficient and reliable supply of different high-quality fuels
  9. 9. The 34 BEST partners include - 21 companies (forest, energy, technology, consulting...) - 13 research organizations 5/28/2014 9
  10. 10. BEST research areas 2013-14 5/28/2014 10 Future bioenergy scenarios and strategies Biomass availability, price and quality Industrial bioenergy concepts Flexible and cost- efficient solutions for multi-fuel biomass supply chains Understanding new bioenergy markets Analysis and design of bioenergy systemsSustainability; health and safety issues Business environment and sustainability Biomass supply Bioenergy concepts and markets
  11. 11. Structure of the program in 2013-14 5/28/2014 11 WP 0 Management WP 2 Radical improvement of bioenergy supply chains WP 3 Advanced integrated concepts and new markets WP 1 Bioenergy scenarios and strategies in global and local scales WP 4 Enhanced business opportunities through securing sustainability Bioenergy systems and concepts & technological solutions Policies, strategies, business environment
  12. 12. WP 1: Understanding the future business environment 5/28/2014 12 Key issues: Research methods: Outcome: Competition for biomass Bioenergy vs. other renewables Effect of new policies Effect of technological developments A critical and systematic summary of existing information Creation and analysis of new visions and scenarios Alternative future world 1 Alternative future world 2 Alternative future world n... A roadmap for successful Finnish bioenergy business, incl. action plans and checkpoints VISION X X X ...
  13. 13. WP 2: Radical improvement of bioenergy supply chains 5/28/2014 13 Biomass availability and sourcing Logistics Measurement technologies Multi-fuel biomass terminals Main driver: The cost of biomass determines the profitability of bioenergy Targets: Cost-efficiency, flexibility, improved quality and efficient information management The new generation of biomass terminals are in the core of the cost- efficient, flexible and reliable bioenergy supply chains
  14. 14. WP 3a: Understanding new markets to boost opportunities for bioenergy export 5/28/2014 14 • Case areas: India, Poland, Germany, Baltic Sea area... • Current international patners of the program: ◦ India: TERI, IFSON ◦ IEA BioenergyBiomass transportation in India. Source: VTT Main driver: A thorough understanding of new markets and their business environment is a prerequisite for creating successful export concepts “India is set to overtake China in the 2020s as the principal source of growth in global energy demand.” -IEA
  15. 15. WP 3b: Urban city bioenergy concepts Main driver: The most likely future bioenergy application environment is a big city. 5/28/2014 15 What is the role of bioenergy and biomaterials in future cities? What is the potential of waste-to-energy applications in future cities? How should bioenergy systems be designed and integrated in different types of urban areas? Case countries: Finland, Germany, India Mumbai
  16. 16. WP 4 – Enhanced business opportunities through securing sustainability 5/28/2014 16 Goal: Creating a systematic framework for assessing the overall sustainability of different bioenergy chains and solving challenges related to them, taking into account all the different dimensions of sustainability: o Economic o Environmental o Social Expected business impact: A set of approaches that companies can use for both defensive (reactive) and proactive sustainability strategies Temporal dimension (now – future) Spatial dimension (global – local) Place in the bioenergy chain (biomass / technology / bioenergy producer) The basic framework for assessing the sustainability of bioenergy. (Source: LUT)
  17. 17. More information / contact • Program Manager: ◦ Kaisu Leppänen, Spinverse Ltd. ◦ kaisu.leppanen[at]spinverse.com • Public program websites: ◦ http://www.cleen.fi/en/best ◦ http://fibic.fi/programs/best • BEST factsheet 5/28/2014 17
  18. 18. The SHOK concept in brief • CLEEN Ltd. and FIBIC Ltd. are two of the six Strategic Centers for Science, Technology and Innovation in Finland (SHOK). http://www.shok.fi/en/ • The SHOKs are industry-driven public-private networks of a new type that engage in intensive and long-term work to achieve shared goals. • Research carried out by the SHOKs is strategic, pre- commercial, and as a rule not associated with short-term market goals. As the time span of the research is usually 5 - 10 years at minimum, competitors may take part in the same programs. 5/28/2014 18
  19. 19. CLEEN Ltd. and FIBIC Ltd. in brief • CLEEN Ltd. – Cluster for Energy and Environment was established in 2008 to facilitate and coordinate world class industry driven research in the field of energy and environment. CLEEN is a wide and heterogeneous consortium which has 45 shareholders with significant energy and environmental related R&D activities in Finland. www.cleen.fi • Finnish Bioeconomy Cluster FIBIC is owned by Finnish forest cluster companies, key research institutes and universities. Its mission is to create stronger bonds between different industrial sectors in bio-based economy, and to encourage their research cooperation, and to generate new innovations. FIBIC fosters development of bio-based economy by linking companies and research organizations in joint research programs. www.fibic.fi 5/28/2014 19

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