BECoop webinar series – learn more on bioenergy and communities, until May 2023!

Online - April 16, 2024

BECoop partners are holding a series of webinars, from November 2022 to May 2023, to introduce key topics to whoemever is interested. The webinars last 45 minutes and are recorded, then made available on our Knowledge Exchange Platform.

Join us for the next ones and add them to your calendars:

February 8, 2023, 9-10am CET – The Becoop tools

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Self-ASsessment tool
  • Toolkit
  • eMarket platform
  • Factsheets and catalogues
  • Network of Interest
  • Knowledge exchange platform

Organised by CIRCE and Q-PLAN


February 24, 2023, 9-10am CET – Biogas Plants – Operation and Design in terms of RESCoop

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • biomass resources and their potential estimation for local biogas plants,
  • biogas plants – localization and substrates logistic (transport and storage),
  • biogas plants – implementation for RESCoop,
  • biogas solid residues (BSR) – main operation problem?,
  • biogas plants – CHP unit the most electrical energy production?,
  • biogas plants – agro biomass or manure? pros and cons,
  • good practices and examples.


March 13, 2023, 4.45-5.45pm CET – BECoop presents – District Heating, all you ever wanted to know!

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • district heating – definition, examples, possibilities,
  • financial aspects of district heating,
  • current technologies and solutions about heat generation from biomass fuels in district heating,
  • pros and cons of district heating use in rural areas.

The main objective is to describe the biomass district heating technology, highlighting the various aspects of the supply chain and the main technological components. A particular focus will be dedicated to cogeneration systems that, under proper conditions, allow a more rational use of this precious renewable and programmable source.


March 29, 2023, 9-10am CET – Business and financing aspects of RESCoops

–  Introduction to Bioenergy Communities Business Models

– Basic elements of Business Planning

– Basics of Bioenergy Communities Finance


April 26, 2023, 4-5pmCET – Solid biofuel production & Circular economy

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Type of solid biofuels (e.g. chips, pellets, briquettes)
  • Type of equipment/ infrastructure needed
  • Costs for solid biofuel production
  • Certification schemes for produced solid biofuels
  • Success cases of solid biofuel producers
  • Examples of circular economy: Closing the circle by producing solid biofuels


May 31, 2023, 9-10am CET – Community and Stakeholder engagement in developing a Bioenergy project

  • present the lead types of stakeholder in bioenergy projects
  • identify the barriers in stakeholder engagement in bioenergy projects
  • present the social perceptions around bioenergy communities
  • present main engagement actions that could mobilise local populations around the bioenergy concept
  • explain the profits for local society by using bioenergy resources
  • example of real cases of stakeholders engagement in energy projects



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