Triggering Investments in Sustainable Bio-Energy Projects Using Structural and Cohesion Funds - Results from the Projects Energy4Cohesion and Promoscene

M. Bißmann, R. Janssen & S. Abu Amara
Innovative bioenergy projects have proven positive environmental and social benefits for the marginalised and rural regions of Europe. Structural and Cohesion Funds (SCF) represent an increasing potential for financing bioenergy projects in less developed regions. Still, there are several barriers and difficulties for SCF bioenergy projects to be overcome. These barriers were identified and carefully analysed in the former EU projects Energy4Cohesion and PromoScene, both supported by the European Commission in the Intelligent Energy for...