Renewable Energy from Biomass and Innovation Opportunities: The Case of an European Innovation Partnership (EIP) between Italy and Bulgaria

F. Contò, M. Fiore, P. La Sala & C. De Lucia
The bio-energy sector has been rapidly increasing its relevance in the latest years. The CAP encourages the supply of bio-energy from agriculture and forestry and the use of bio-energy on farms and in rural areas. In order to enable farmers to respond even better to changing market requirements, the latest revision of the CAP, “Health Check”, has abolished the energy crop premium and the set-aside scheme. The rural development policy provides a variety of measures...