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Project acronym: REMOWE

Project title: Regional Mobilizing of Sustainable Waste-to-Energy Production

Application call: 2

Priority: 1. Fostering innovations

Project website: www.remowe.eu

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Lead Partner:

Mälardalens högskola
P.O Box 883
721 23 Västerås
SE
Karin Röding
E-mail: rektor@mdh.se
Phone: +46 21 1013000
Fax: +46 21 101400

Project Manager:

Mälardalens högskola
P.O Box 883
721 23 Västerås
SE
Eva Thorin
E-mail: eva.thorin@mdh.se
Phone: +46 21 101564
Fax: +46 21 1013 70


Information Manager:

Mälardalens högskola
Box 883
721 23 Västerås
SE
Fredrik Wallin
E-mail: fredrik.wallin@mdh.se
Phone: +46 21 10 31 90
Fax:



Summary description of the project:

REMOWE project has, in addition to project management and communication activities, been divided into three parts: i) Analysis and mapping of good experience in Waste-to-Energy (WtE) ii) Study on future status could be developed through solutions and processes, and iii) to understand how individual techniques and resources can be used in the best way through regional modeling.

In the first step, a survey of the current status in each partner region was conducted. The results were reported according to a predetermined structure. The current situation and its best practices have given us the opportunity to benchmark different regions. By comparison, it is possible to discuss the differences and why some of the regions have developed more in some areas (e.g. in using waste for energy), and could these different experiences be transferred to the other regions? In the work, the project also has obtained an understanding of differences (cultural, resources, etc.) between regions.

In step two, joint work how an improved future status could be obtained was conducted based on the current status. Both processes and procedures for WtE could serve as a good example and contribute to technology and knowledge transfer to less developed regions. An important component in this work has been the used innovation process. Through a structured innovation process different ideas have been collected from various stakeholders and evaluated in a structured framework. By evaluating ideas with different criteria of REMOWE have obtained insights how an interesting/effective innovation portfolio could be designed. Criteria used could be technical excellence in comparison with feasibility. A less sophisticated technique might increase the chances of a successful implementation, but have less potential. Innovation tool has helped us to highlight the various experts' scores on the different ideas.

In the last step a regional model was developed. The model can be used to identify where resources are available and how these can be utilized in the best way. The best way is inconclusive, but the tool gives us possibility to prioritise different factors, such as optimal placement of a biogas plant from an economic or a CO2 emission perspective and support regional planners, authorities and industry. The model was demonstrated by modelling one of the regions of the project, North Savo region of Finland. General conclusions, in line with the situation also in other Baltic Sea region countries, were also drawn. To be able to utilize the biodegradable energy potentials the location of production plants using feedstock with low energy content is important, low temperature heat sources should be considered, improving the energy efficiency of farm scale biogas plants and/or development of simplified solutions are important to increase farmed based biogas production.


Achievements of the project so far:

The project's main achievements are knowledge compiled different reports. Furthermore, there is a complete innovation methodology that has been used in five regions along with a developed regional modelling tool. The result from REMOWE is valuable for several actors. Just in project constellation we see how experiences from REMOWE could be used by the different authorities in their daily work (County Administrative Board of Västmanland; Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for North Savo; and Marshal Office of Lower Silesia). The reports have also been summarized in three brochures for various stakeholders’ perspectives (Politicians, Municipalities, Industry and SME’s).

A further result is the approved extension project, ABOWE, that will continue within the BSR programme. The project involves industry and SMEs in the practical application of two different production methods. By this we believe that the community could take advantage of more efficient methods of renewable energy production and capital to investments becomes available. In longer terms this should lead to increased potential for cost-effective production of renewable energy and fuels.

A good example from the innovation process was the concept that was elaborated by a SME company called Finnoflag Oy. It was evaluated in the innovation process with good results. This technology is now planned to be used in pilot plants REMOWE extension stage project ABOWE to produce biogas.



Project Duration: Sep 2009 - Dec 2012
Approximate total project budget in EUR: 1.583.800,00
ERDF co-financing: 1.233.220,00
ENPI co-financing: 0,00
Norwegian national contribution: 0,00

List of partners

Mälardalen University
SE-721 23 Västerås | SWEDEN
P.O Box 883
Region: Östra Mellansverige
Contact person: Ingegerd Palmer
Phone: +46 21 1013000
E-mail: ingegerd.palmer@mdh.se
Web: www.mdh.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:439.279,00
ERDF co-financing:329.459,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
The County Administrative Board of Västmanland
723 53 Västerås | SWEDEN
Länsstyrelsen Västmanlands län
Region: Östra Mellansverige
Contact person: Lennart Granath
Phone: +46 21 19 50 00
E-mail: lennart.granath@lansstyrelsen.se
Web: www.lansstyrelsen.se/vastmanland
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:28.706,00
ERDF co-financing:21.529,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
The Municipal Federation of Savonia University of Applied Sciences
FI-70201 Kuopio | FINLAND
P.O.Box 6
Region: Itä-Suomi
Contact person: Ari Jääskeläinen
Phone: +358 44 785 5571
E-mail: ari.jaaskelainen@savonia.fi
Web: http://savonia.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:278.745,00
ERDF co-financing:209.058,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for North Savo
FI-70101 Kuopio | FINLAND
P O Box 1049
Region: Itä-Suomi
Contact person: Lea Koponen
Phone: +358 40 775 6105
E-mail: lea.koponen@ely-keskus.fi
Web: www.ely-keskus.fi/pohjois-savo
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:41.040,00
ERDF co-financing:30.780,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
University of Eastern Finland
FI-70211 Kuopio | FINLAND
P.O.Box 1627
Region: Itä-Suomi
Contact person: Mikko Kolehmainen
Phone: +358 44 2902 637
E-mail: mikko.kolehmainen@uef.fi
Web: www.uef.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:164.320,00
ERDF co-financing:123.240,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Marshal Office of Lower Silesia
50-411 Wrocław | POLAND
Wybrzeże Słowackiego 12-14
Region: Dolnoslaskie
Contact person: Mieczysław Ciurla
Phone: +48 71 77 69 374
E-mail: mieczyslaw.ciurla@umwd.pl
Web: ww.umwd.dolnyslask.pl
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:150.750,00
ERDF co-financing:128.137,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
University of Applied Sciences
D-38302 Wolfenbüttel | GERMANY
Salzdahlumer Str. 46/48
Region: Braunschweig
Contact person: Prof, Dr.-Ing. Thorsten Ahrens
Phone: +49 5331 939 4114
E-mail: th.ahrens@fh-wolfenbuettel.de
Web: www.fh-wolfenbuettel.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:177.975,00
ERDF co-financing:133.481,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Klaipeda University
LT92294 Klaipeda | LITHUANIA
H.Manto g. 84
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Olga Belous
Phone: +370-61615335
E-mail: olga.belous@ku.lt
Web: www.ku.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:170.588,00
ERDF co-financing:144.999,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Estonian Regional and Local Development Agency (ERKAS)
10151 Tallinn | ESTONIA
Ahtri 8
Region: Eesti
Contact person: Jüri Roos
Phone: +372 6 943 420
E-mail: juri@erkas.ee
Web: www.erkas.ee
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:132.397,00
ERDF co-financing:112.537,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00