Financially supported by the CEI, the University of Bologna, Italy (Department of Agriculture) has successfully completed the BIOM-ALBA project aimed at identifying the economic potential and technical impact of the biomass supply chain in Albania.
In analysing the feasibility of the establishment of a small pilot plant for the direct combustion of biomass from agricultural products such as olive oil solid waste, the study has revealed that investing in integrated energy systems based on the extensive use of the Albanian biomass is highly efficient.
Awareness of this sector’s potential to enhance and improve local rural economies and life conditions in Albania was also raised among institutions and policymakers.
The project has enabled the exchange of researchers within summer schools and training activities and was part-financed by the Italian contribution to the CEI Know-how Exchange Programme (KEP).
For more information on KEP: www.ceinet.org/KEP
For more information on Biom-Alba project: www.biomalba.net