Tripartite collaboration for increased use of biomass for sustainable heat or electricity production

Project description: The Tricolor project wants to increase the use of biomass for sustainable heat or electricity production. At the core of the project are transnational networks through which experience and knowledge will be shared.

Today, the potential of the available bioenergy is not fully used, and the project argues that an increase would favor the climate and create job opportunities. Renewable energy is high on the European agenda and efficient use of woody biomass is a common strategic field of interest in the Baltic Sea region.

During the last decades, the traditional use of wood for heating has developed in Sweden, Estonia and Ukraine. Despite this progress, some common challenges remain. They include energy wood supply, information support and business models in biomass and cooperation. To meet these challenges, channels for knowledge sharing and cooperation within the area must be developed.

The project aims to strengthen and expand an existing transnational network. The network will focus on sharing experience to foster the increased use of biomass and to facilitate a transition to a circular economy. Activities that will take place are benchmarking visits, workshops and seminars. A regional model for further collaboration and proposals for follow-up projects will also be developed during the project period.

Project is funded by Swedish Insistute Baltic Sea Cooperation Programme

Project budget: 500 000 SEK

Project duration: 01.06.2019-30.11.2020

Project aims: Increase the use of biomass for sustainable heat or electricity production

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Project results:

  • Joint TRICOLOR trans-regional contact data base of actors.
  • Trans-regional matching of experts.
  • Understanding of existing capacities across the partner regions.
  • Increased understanding of various options in terms of mutual technologies, innovations, and research for implementation of follow up actions.
  • Improved opportunities to export bioenergy technology equipment.
  • Added value for local value chains.
  • Collaboration in the network strengthened and enhanced with new actors.
  • Stakeholder cooperation mechanism beyond project life developed.
  • Network promoted at international conferences and offered for joining for new actors along the value chain.
  • Synergies across regions and innovation transfer ignited.
  • Optimisation of local supply chains and exportation of bioenergy technology equipment.

Projekti partnerid:

  • Energikontor Sydost (Regional Energy Agency for Southest Sweden);
  • NGO Agency for sustainable development of the Carpathian region FORZA (Ukraine);
  • Tartu Regional Energy Agency TREA (Estonia)

Projekti koduleht:

Projekti kontaktisik TREAs: Martin Kikas (

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