Survey on drivers and barriers for bioenergy retrofitting

Bioenergy retrofitting is one of the fast ways to increase Europe‘s renewable energy share by making the energy production of existing industries more sustainable.

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:

  • Using additional biomass as an input to the production plant for primary bioenergy products or for process energy.
  • Producing additional output from biomass at the production plant, which can be heat and/or electricity, intermediate bioenergy carriers or transport biofuels.