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European Biomass Association

PRESIDENT
NYSTROM Kent
Torsgatan 12 
11123 Stockholm 
SWEDEN

tel : + 46 8 441 70 80 
fax : + 46 8 441 70 89 
E-mail :
kent.nystrom@svebio.se

SECRETARIAT
JOSSART Jean-Marc
place Croix du Sud 2, Bte 11
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
  BELGIUM

tel. and fax : + 32 10 47 34 55
E-mail :
jossart@ecop.ucl.ac.be

Position paper of AEBIOM

The European heat market and the Kyoto protocol

September 1999

This position paper is supported by AEBIOM, a group of national biomass associations. AEBIOM’s goal is to promote biomass production and utilisation in Europe.

Members :

1. Austria ABA Austrian Biomass Association

2. Belgium BELBIOM Belgian Biomass Association

3. Bulgaria Bulgarian Biomass Association

4. Czech Republic CZ-BIOM Czech Biomass Association

5. Denmark DANBIO Danish Biomass Association

6. Estonia EBU Estonian Biomass Association

7. Finland FINBIO Finnish Bioenergy Association

8. France AFB French Biomass Association

9. Greece HELLABIOM Greek Biomass Association

10. Ireland IrBEA Irish Bioenergy Association

11. Italy ITABIA Italian Biomass Association

12. Norway NOBIO Norwegian Bioenergy Association

13. Poland Polish Biomass Association

14. Slovak Republic SK-BIOM Slovak Association for Biomass

15. Slovenia SB Slovenian Biomass Association

16. Spain ADABE Association for extension of biomass in Spain

17. Sweden SVEBIO Swedish Bioenergy Association

18. Switzerland SBV Swiss Farmer's Union

19. The Netherlands NL-BEA Netherlands Bio-Energy Association

20. United Kingdom British Biogen


  Content:
x Summary 3
xx Introduction 4
1. Description of the European heat market 5
1.1. The size of the heat market
1.2. Electricity as heat supply - the inefficient option
1.3. Potentials of energy saving
1.4. The role of renewable energy sources (RES)
1.5. Some figures on the low-temperature heat market in European countries
2. Technical possibilities to produce heat from RES 11
2.1. Solar collectors
2.2. Bioenergy
3. Policies and measures to increase the share of RES in the heat market 13
xx Conclusion 17
x References 18