CZ Biom

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CZ BIOM – Czech Biomass Association

 

Business Activities: The Czech Biomass Association was established in 1994 and it employs ten experts and currently represents roughly 160 companies and other members. The Czech Biomass Association (CZ Biom) is a non-governmental non-profit organization and professional association supporting the development of phytoenergy in the Czech Republic. CZ Biom is the Czech Republic’s biggest professional organisation engaged in biomass production and use. It currently represents roughly 160 firms and members. CZ Biom is a member of AEBIOM (European Biomass Association) and the World Biomass Association. CZ Biom is active as the lead partner of individual work packages in the areas of R&D and dissemination projects at the national and European level. In those programmes is CZ Biom mainly focused on bioenergy, biofuels and biomaterials. CZ Biom has been a partner in several EU funded projects.

CZ Biom is at the moment cooperating on several EU funded projects from the 7th Framework Programme (FP7), Intelligent Energy for Europe (IEE) programme and Central Europe program (ERDF). One of the most prestigious projects of the present time of CZ Biom was the preparation of the Czech national Biomass Action Plan for the Czech Ministry of Agriculture following the recommendation in EU COM(2005)628. The main activities of CZ Biom consist of dissemination and research activities by yearly organizing or co-organizing 8 to 10 expert conferences and publishing its own printed bulletin. For the broad public CZ Biom distributes general information material, such as practical information on the use of biomass for energy purposes for local governments or information material for education (teaching aids). For the distribution of its information materials CZBIOM uses different information channels, most of all its own website, leaflets, educational films and press releases.

 

Role in the project: CZ Biom is the Exploitation Manager of EcoLASTANE and represents the Czech phytoenergy industry by its more than 160 associates.