Take the BISCUIT!

 BISCUIT-1000pxBioPAD’s supply chain tool, BISCUIT (BioPAD Supply Chain Unique Integrated Tool), is now available at www.biopad.eu/biscuit 

To promote the wider use and production of bioenergy across Europe’s Northern Periphery, the BioPAD project set out to improve everyone’s understanding of bioenergy fuels and their supply chains.

The BISCUIT is a tool that offers easy access to expert information, outlining the steps required to take natural raw materials and turn them into valuable energy sources.

BISCUIT focuses on different bioenergy raw materials including wood, energy crops and other biomass types. It guides you through a series of choices to create a unique report tailored to your interests.

The BISCUIT will allow you, the user, to identify suitable raw materials, understand what these materials can be used for and guide you through the processes of harvesting, transport, storage, and finally, the conversion of a remarkable fuel source into energy.

BISCUIT is a great resource for anyone keen to learn more about bioenergy, whether you are a supplier of raw materials, an individual or company interested in starting a business producing bioenergy products, or those who just want to use bioenergy as a fuel source in a business or home.

To find out more you can watch the BISCUIT video on the BioPAD homepage www.biopad.eu

Using BISCUIT

BISCUIT provides information on supply chains for three different fuel types: Wood, Energy Crops and Other Biomass.

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Each of the three BISCUIT supply chains is divided into 3 stages: Raw material, Procurement and Combustion/conversion. Within each of these you follow a series of steps showing you how the supply chain works and allowing you to select more information on the areas of interest to you.

You select the fuel type you want and then as you move through each step in BISCUIT, you can choose the sections you would like more information on. Your choices are then compiled in a personalised, detailed report, containing information on the steps you selected.

When you register you receive a unique ID for using BISCUIT. You can use this to amend chosen steps or generate another report.

To start using BISCUIT go to at www.biopad.eu\biscuit or download the App from the App Store or Google Play.play storeapp store

And finally…..Testing the BISCUIT

 For the next month (until 20th August 2014) the BISCUIT is in a testing and review period.

We’d welcome feedback on what you like, what you don’t like, what works and what doesn’t. Please get back to us with any comments.

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About biopadblog

Developing a local bioenergy market can provide significant opportunities for rural and remote areas, by improving security of energy supply, contributing to a reduction in CO2 emissions and stimulating the local economy by creating jobs and keeping payments for energy within the local community. A new project, BioPAD (Bioenergy Proliferation and Deployment), which targets the Northern Periphery of Europe, aims to ensure that bioenergy becomes more widely used and that awareness of the opportunities it provides are increased. The project will help the development of bioenergy and improve our understanding of the links between supply and demand by looking at supply chains for a variety of bioenergy fuels and different ways of converting these fuels into sustainable energy. Understanding the supply chains and the ways bioenergy moves from fuel source to energy provision will help the establishment of robust and efficient supply services which can match local demand. BioPAD is led by the Western Development Commission www.wdc.ie (Ireland) and is funded under the ERDF Interreg IVB Northern Periphery Programme (NPP) http://www.northernperiphery.eu
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