Dear participant, thank you for contributing information on your personal experiences with and knowledge about bioenergy retrofitting. The survey will take about 5-10 minutes. The goal of this survey is to learn more especially about the particular drivers and barriers for bioenergy retrofitting in order to highlight these in the BIOFIT 2020 projects´ policy documents. It is one of the projects´ core objective that these shall then be addressed by the EU and national policy makers.
Before filling out the survey please note:
- The projects´ understanding of bioenergy retrofitting: The bioenergy retrofits studied in the BIOFIT project are technical measures applied to existing production plants that support bioenergy utilization as an alternative to fossil energy. The retrofit measures can result in either of the following:
A. Using additional biomass as an input to the production plant
B. Producing additional output from biomass at the production plant
- for primary bioenergy products
- for process energy
- Heat and/or electricity
- Intermediate bioenergy carriers
- Transport biofuels
- A short summary of the project itself: „Besides erecting entirely new bioenergy plants, retrofitting – i.e. replacing a part of a factory or installation with state-of-the-art equipment – can be a very good alternative to replace fossil fuels or to upgrade renewable technology. The BIOFIT project will support and initiate bioenergy retrofitting opportunities in five industry sectors, namely first-generationbiofuels, pulp and paper, fossil refineries, fossil firing power and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants.