The DANUBENERGY Partnership

DANUBENERGY seeks to increase efficiency and environmental impact of bioenergy production with a rather holistic concept instead of a merely technological, scientific or solely output oriented approach.

Hence it builds on a multi-stakeholder partnership consisting of bio-energy producers, scientific institutes, counselling agencies and public entities, from different levels and CE programme member states.

Some partners bring in experiences from several domains, therefore take over different roles in the project and thus serve as connectors between the different areas.

Group 1:

The bio-energy producers (LP, PP4, PP8) bring in know-how and practical experiences and supply their regions with different bio-fuels.
The LP is the only public entity operating a large-scale sedentary plant worldwide thus, taking a pioneer role in regard to the promotion of the technology, the impact assessment and the transfer of knowledge and experiences in the technological domain.

PP4 (BIOMASA), as public owned national energy provider and bio-fuel supplier owns the largest pellet production unit in Slovakia (12.000 t/a), 44 combustion plants in public entities and provides a complete supply chain for northwest SK.

The HUKE Group (HU) is offering in collaboration with local municipalities most developed waste collection systems and related waste pre-processing on 11 locations all over Hungary. Biogas production proceedings is covered within the group, as well as experiences to set up collection systems for grassland harvesting. Technology experiences is given in line with operation of largest PET recycling plant in Sárvár.

Group 2:

Two scientific institutes (PP10 and 11) will carry out the necessary analyses as to feasibility and sustainability. Whereas the LP is responsible for the large-scale combustion tests for different municipal raw materials PP11  provides the combustion and raw material parameters of the interregional analyses.

PP11 as owner of the mobile IFBB device will provide the demonstration plant with trained personnel.

Group 3:

4 counselling agencies (pp2, pp5, pp6 and pp7) and one HR development agency (SL) will work at the interfaces of bio-energy producers, scientific experts, regional public bodies and municipalities, consumers and clients and provide the necessary cross-cutting counselling, information and capacity building services.

All partners of group 3 show a long-term experience in interregional and transnational project work.
Especially the 6 pp of group 4 (and in the regions in SK, PL, HU and DE) pp3, 8, 10 and 11) will be responsible for bringing together the relevant stakeholders and prepare regional investments in their regions.

Group 4:

Public bodies (PP9 and publicly owned pp 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7) have strong links to regional public administration and can easily connect all relevant stakeholders in their regions.

As public entity on the federal state level PP9has the specific task to attract and gather similar institutions in the Central Europe region and to create the necessary knowledge transfer and institutional back-up on the transnational level.

Each partner will be responsible for one riparian area

  • LP:Floodplains of the Thaya River, dewatering in the Danube basin
  • PP02: Floodplains of the Po Region
  • PP03: Floodplains in the Zilina region dewatering in the Danube basin
  • PP04: Floodplains river Mura, dewatering in the Danube basin
  • PP05: Riparian areas along the lake Neusiedel
  • PP06: Rhine floodplains and municipal areas
  • PP07: Riparian areas dewatering in the Danube basin
  • PP08: Riparian areas Danube
  • PP09: Danube river floodplains areas in Regensburg/Passau
  • PP10: Floodplains dewatering in the Warthe and Oder region.


The areas’ potential biomass deliveries range from several hundreds to more than 60.000 ha (PL).