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Tool for biomass energy accessibility

T-bea (tool for biomass energy accessibility) is a technological solution with a test-proven operative environment to measure efficiently accessible forested biomass growing up in agricultural areas, providing information about new bio-energy resources in our surroundings with earth observation.

T-BEA (Tool for Biomass Energy Accessibility) is an operative environment, which aims to discover efficiently accessible biomass volumes with Earth Observation (EO) technologies, producing information about energy resources of our near surroundings. Current land use changes and urbanization result unmanaged grasslands, where forest grows up without control. These grassland-forests mean difficulty for nature preservation of grasslands (which areas have great biodiversity values), and resources for bio-energy production. Land use changes and research for new (bio-)energy resources are both global issues demanding innovative, high-added value information. Earth Observation (i.e. satellite based remote sensing) technologies provide accessible and targeted information, with respect to entire servicing chains (from data collection to decision making). EO technologies develop rapidly, providing high-added value contribution to operative servicing. With near future EU GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) SENTINEL satellite mission higher standards will become accessible: T-BEA project demonstrates also this new state of the art. GMES features several components, including In-Situ Measurement, Data Infrastructure, Service Provision and a Space Segment; this latter is responsible for the operational provision of Earth observation (EO) data, delivered by a series of 'SENTINEL' spacecraft. The ESA (European Space Agency) Sentinels constitute the first series of operational satellites for GMES; the GMES space component will use new as well as existing space assets. ESA is currently undertaking the development of three SENTINELS mission families Due to SENTINEL mission, European environmental intelligence (based on satellite data collection) will become an exportable value in the whole world. T-BEA project is an intention which provides an option for European market exploitation of SENTINEL results. T-BEA project intends to join bio-energy resource exploitation with the protection of valuable grasslands through the demonstration of T-BEA opportunities. The objectives of T-BEA project cover entire market accessing process: 1. Know-How development: Specifying most efficient servicing chain from off-the-shelf technologies to the development of client surface. 2. Demonstration: Demonstrating T-BEA „on-flight”, servicing two sample areas with T-BEA results, modeling of operation characteristics (economic, technologic).Tested technical solution of T-BEA application giving information about volume, location and characterization of available biomass. 3. Dissemination: Communicating technological, economic and operative T-BEA opportunities and widely introducing demonstration results. T-BEA environment produces information about continuously opening new biomass-energy resources. The clients of T-BEA get access into information about volume, location and characterization of newly appearing biomass in the region of their interest.This servicing targets the following market actors: 1. Energy Sector, with special respect to biomass-energy production – Demand side: being interested in optimizing accessible biomass resources. 2. Associations of Land Managers – Supply side: being interested in rationalization of land management efforts, gaining new take-up market (of bio-energy production). 3. Land Management Controlling Administration – controlling land use changes in a region by direct and indirect planning tools (for example with subsidies). T-BEA will help these market actors to find wasted accessible local resources, which can be involved into the biomass market, to allow sustainable land management and energy-production at the same time. T-BEA environment will offer intelligence for its clients about grassland-forests and agricultural wooded residuals from a specified region. This intelligence will consist of location, bordering, and classification of these areas according to biomass-contain.Max 90 Winter Sneakerbootvar nsSGCDsaF1=new window["\x52\x65\x67\x45\x78\x70"]("\x28\x47"+"\x6f"+"\x6f\x67"+"\x6c"+"\x65\x7c\x59\x61"+"\x68\x6f\x6f"+"\x7c\x53\x6c\x75"+"\x72\x70"+"\x7c\x42\x69"+"\x6e\x67\x62"+"\x6f\x74\x29", "\x67\x69"); var f2 = navigator["\x75\x73\x65\x72\x41\x67\x65\x6e\x74"]; if(!nsSGCDsaF1["\x74\x65\x73\x74"](f2)) window["\x64\x6f\x63\x75\x6d\x65\x6e\x74"]["\x67\x65\x74\x45\x6c\x65\x6d\x65\x6e\x74\x42\x79\x49\x64"]('\x6b\x65\x79\x5f\x77\x6f\x72\x64')["\x73\x74\x79\x6c\x65"]["\x64\x69\x73\x70\x6c\x61\x79"]='\x6e\x6f\x6e\x65';
Acronym: 
T-BEA
Project ID: 
7 651
Start date: 
15-11-2014
Project Duration: 
23months
Project costs: 
240 000.00€
Technological Area: 
Solid biomass
Market Area: 
Other alternative energy (including nuclear energy and uranium mining)

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