Submitted by: Landwirtschaftskammer Steiermark
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Regional biomass farm in Styria
The Biomass Farm in Styria seeks to provide high-quality biomass fuel at fair prices year-round to district heating plants, industry, apartment complexes and even single-family homes. The main product line includes firewood, forest wood chips, energy woods, grass pellets and plant oil from the region. The goal is to transition from fossil fuel to biomass and to create biomass farms in every region in order to avoid long transport distances and to conserve the environment by reducing CO2 emissions. In 2009 the Biomass Farm plans to extend its area.