Implementation of Biomass trade and logistics centers

Local biomass markets in many countries are fragmented and unorganized. Biomass logistic and trade centres (BLTC) are a new and innovative way to develop and organise local biomass supply. BLTC are regional centers with optimized logistics and trading organization, where different biomass fuels (firewood, chips, pellets, energy crops etc.) are marketed at guaranteed quality and prices. 

The main aim is to boost investments in new BLTC and help in further development of existing centers.


Achieved results of project are:


14 new biomass trade and logistic centers are already build, 40 new BLTC in progress – with technical support of this project.

32 prefeasibility studies for new investments were prepared and presented to possible investors,


Slovenia (500kB)
Italy (500kB)
Croatia (500kB)
Region of Catalonia (500kB)
Romania (300kB)
Germany (500kB)
Greece (300kB)
Ireland (400kB)
Austria (1.0MB)
Spain (500kB)

The main target groups considered as potential investors for this activity are aggregations of stakeholders: forest owners associations, farmer cooperatives, machinery rings, and also biomass trading companies.

This action contributed to the realization of the following objectives:

  • Promotion of new BLTC with workshops, study tours and feasibility studies – trough lessons learnt from the BiomassTradeCenters project (EIE/07/054).
  • Implementation of new BLTC at the regional level that will have a positive influence on regional biomass production chains (continuation of BiomassTradeCenters project)
  • Supporting new regional BLTC in partner countries that have no or limited number of Biomass trade centers (like Spain, Greece, Croatia, Slovenia)
  • Professional support in promotion of the existing BLTC in countries that already have BLTC (like Austria, Italy, and Germany).


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