Registration & welcome coffee
09:00 – 09:20 | Keynote address
Péter KADERJÁK, Hungarian Minister of State for Energy Affairs and Climate Policy
09:20 - 09:40 | ENERGY BARGE - Achievements of the project
Thies FELLENBERG, Agency for Renewable Resources
The presentation will provide a summary of the results achieved by the ENERGY BARGE project during the last 2.5 years.
09:40 - 10:00 | Development potentials for the Danube region (biomass & inland waterway logistics) from the view of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR)
Simon HARTL, viadonau – Austrian Waterway Company
Priority Area 1a (PA1a) of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region focuses on the further development of inland waterways and actions to increase cargo transport on the Danube. The presentation will outline the main challenges addressed by PA1a and how the measures implemented in ENERGY BARGE fit perfectly into this transnational initiative’s policy objectives.
10:00 - 10:20 | Development of the Danube waterway: Is it prepared for the challenges ahead?
Otto SCHWETZ, ProDanube Austria
The presentation deals with the current situation of inland navigation on the Danube and examines whether the Danube waterway is prepared for future tasks. This also includes the question of more suitable vessels for the demands of the economy on the one hand, and the possibilities on the Danube waterway on the other. The improving of the efficiency of the infrastructure – water depth, removal of the bottlenecks – is also subject of the presentation together with the role of the ports as logistic centres.
10:20 - 10:40 | How can EUSDR PA2 support goals related to sustainable energy?
Henrietta BENKŐ, PA2 Advisor, EU Strategy for the Danube Region, Priority Area 2 (Sustainable Energy)
10:40 - 10:50 | Questions & Answers
In parallel: press conference
11:15 – 11:40 | Modal shift platform
Ann-Kathrin KAUFMANN, BioCampus Straubing GmbH;
Wolfgang DORNER, Deggendorf Institute of Technology
The ENERGY BARGE modal shift platform aims to enable a better connected and interoperable environmentally friendly transport system for bioenergy products along the Danube.
11:40 - 12:05 | Regional business-to-business meetings
Milica NIKOLIC, viadonau – Austrian Waterway Company
The presentation is an overview of the concept of the regional business-to-business meetings, which were organised in 5 countries in the frame of the project. The most interesting findings and the collected feedback from the participants are the key aspects of this presentation.
12:05 - 12:20 | Strategies and recommendations to improve energy security through biomass logistics
Hauke KÖHN, Agency for Renewable Resources
The presentation will provide a summary of ENERGY BARGE’s latest outputs on policy recommendations for policy makers in the partner countries. The project consortium analysed existing policies that influence the bioenergy sector and derived transnational recommendations for improving them linked to biomass logistics.
13:15 - 13:30 | Pre-feasibility studies and pilot investments, MAHART-Freeport
Zoltan ERKEL, MAHART-Freeport
The Port of Budapest is located at a convenient site for the implementation of a biomass-based energy production project. The preliminary calculations showed that the operation of a biomass power plant could be economically feasible at MAHART-Freeport however, many aspects of the investment criteria will have to be clarified.
13:30 - 13:45 | Pre-feasibility study and pilot investment, Port of Vienna
Peter ROJKO, Port of Vienna
In the Port of Vienna, biomass is currently handled on a small scale and its development potential on the energy market is increasing. The pre-feasibility study focused on the availability of log wood and waste wood in the Port of Vienna and its potential for inland waterway transport (IWT).
13:45 - 14:00 | Pre-feasibility study, Slovak Shipping and Ports
Stanislav BLAŠKO, Slovak Shipping and Ports JSC
The presentation will be about conventional cargo in Danube ports and biomass as a part of this cargo. And it will be about the possibilities to increase the percentage of logistics of biomass in Danube region with focus on Port of Bratislava.
14:00 – 14:15 | Pre-feasibility study, Port of Vukovar
Vjekoslav ŠIMUNOVIC, Port Authority of Vukovar
Port of Vukovar has extremely favourable traffic and geographical location and therefore investing in the establishment of the biomass centre in the vicinity of the port offers great potential for economic growth. Pre-feasibility study brings brief insight of the investment showing that the biomass is currently a commodity that is missing now but could positively affect and raise the overall transhipment volume within the port area.
14:15 - 14:30 | Pre-feasibility study, Port of Straubing-Sand
Ann-Kathrin KAUFMANN, BioCampus Straubing GmbH
In the port of Straubing, biobased cargo already plays an important role. The pre-feasibility study investigated options to synchronize potential biomass-fit infrastructure investments like storage options with the port’s general need to expand.
HOW TO ACHIEVE A BETTER CONNECTION OF PORTS / MULTIMODAL HUBS WITH THE BIOMASS SECTOR?
The three workshops will last 30 minutes in each case. Online registration is required. The participants will take part in all of the three workshops. The order of participation will be set by the organiser.
Group A: Placement of biomass industry in ports
Group B: Future development of Danube ports
Group C: Derivation of policy recommendations for the Danube region
Thies FELLENBERG, Agency for Renewable Resources