Transition towards a circular bioeconomy requires the sustainable use of bioresources and a broad
involvement and engagement of stakeholders. The rural regions in Romania possess a great
bioeconomy potential that needs to be valorized. Agriculture represents a major sector of
production of resources for the bioeconomy, alonside the forestry, food, horticulture, aquaculture
and fishery. Rural areas - often overlooked in the energy transition - are ideal for developing
renewable heating solutions based on particular types of biomass resources: agrobiomass.
The EU-funded projects: AgroBioHeat, BE-Rural and GoDanuBio have the objective to raise the
awareness and support relevant actors in the participatory development of bioeconomy strategies,
roadmaps and business models in Romania.
- environmental protection
- External event
In the framework of the AgroBioHeat project (Promoting the penetration of agrobiomass heating
solutions in European rural areas, GA 818639 – Romanian national multiplier: Green Energy Biomass
Cluster, has contributed to promoting agrobiomass heating in rural areas, through awareness raising
and empowerment actions, drafted national policy recommendations, and ensured visibility of
success cases, including intensive exposition of agrobiomass heating in relevant fairs, visits to
success cases and trainings.
In the framework of the BE-Rural project (Bio-based strategies and roadmaps for enhanced rural and
regional development in the EU, 818478) - focused on addressing fragmented value chains and on the question of how to implement the circular bio-based economy concept within industrial sectors (i.e. wood and furniture, textiles, agro-food, mechanical engineering, green energy). Another focus point: the development of underused biomass, such as plant matter, wood waste and its implication on societal challenges (e.g., rural unemployment or marginalized communities).
In the framework of GoDanubio – a collection of best practices from the Danube Region has been
discussed in order to enhance the participation of regional stakeholders to the generation of
biobased regional innovation ecosystems.
In this context a hybrid event will be organised aimed at disseminating and discussing the main
achievements: regional bioeconomy strategies, the national policy recommendations in the
agrobiomass heating as well as presenting successful bio-based business models, best practices in
the agrobiomass valorization for heating purposes.
10.00 – 12.00
Main achievements of the EU-funded projects AgroBioHeat and BE-Rural in Romania, followed by an
interactive discussions with national, regional stakeholders
12.00 – 15.00
Best practices examples, success cases of bio-based business models, followed by a networking and
bio-based product presentation