"Think global, buy local does not hold for food only. It is becoming increasingly important for energy generation and consumption, especially when describing the situation of bioenergy." (Frank Mischler)
BLTC stands for Biomass Logistic and Trade Centres, which are regional hubs linking wood supply from forest owners, saw mills and other wood producers with demand from bulk and small buyers.
BioRES supported setting-up such BLTCs in Bulgaria, Croatia and Serbia. Starting point are web-based marketing and sales platform with limited physical infrastructure. This can be successively extended into a BLTC with its own production, storage and logistics facilities when the local market reaches critical volumes allowing for the amortization of investments.
Biomass Logistic and Trade Centres (BLTCs) are local or regional centres with optimised logistics and trading organization, where different woody bioenergy products (or heat) are marketed at standardised quality focusing on the domestic market uptake.
It’s an innovative business model competitively operating as an intermediator to organise local woody bioenergy value chains between local biomass suppliers and customers of different scale from private households up to deliveries to heat and power plants.
In Slovenia, Austria, Germany and Finland BLTCs of different shape with own production, storage and logistic facilities are competitively operating. BioRES aims to setting up at least 6 – 8 new BLTCs in distributed over at least 2 of the 3 countries in Croatia, Serbia and Bulgaria during the project.
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