Biomasse Normandie was created in partnership with the Chamber of Agriculture of Normandy,
ADEME, the Regional Council and other local authorities. This association
promotes renewable energy resources, working mainly in two areas
: wood-fuel, at the regional, national and European levels, and the
treatment of district, agro-industry and agriculture moist organic waste.
Over the last ten years, it has gained competence in collecting, and
computerising information about wood-fuel in Europe in the framework of the
THERMIE programme, collaborating with several partners :
ADEME, ZREU, the Styrian Chamber of Agriculture and
Forestry and VTT Processes. Supported by European and national assistance, the
site www.biomasse-normandie.org offers
now four Internet databases, three of them specifically for the area of wood-fuel :
- Wood-fuel for heating
systems – European Catalogue 2001 (this English
catalogue), Thermie programme ;
- 1 000 keywords for
wood-fuel (a guide) ;
- Wood fuel operators in France (a catalogue).
out technological programmes at the national and European levels (ALTENER…),
and strategic and methodological studies (organisation of workshops, writing
and publishing booklets, boosting the wood-fuel network).
of the « Wood-fuel and local development » plan in Normandy,
since 1994 (creation of a regional wood supplier society, searching for areas, advice to local authorities…).
studies and technical assistance to contracting authorities and prime
contractors for heating plant projects.
of general and technical information about wood-fuel, especially for
high-powered heating plants and district networks.
Region of operation and
fields of application
. France (especially the West) and Europe.
References and publications
- Designing and
installation of a 200 kW wood chip fired boiler Clorofil and creating a double
energy log/oil or gas boiler concept for small collective buildings in rural
areas, 10 installations, 700 kW at all.
- Short rotation
coppices (SRC) plantations on fallow land (45 ha), Pays d’Auge
high-powered heating plants, mainly in Normandy :
district heating networks in Conches-en-Ouche, 1 MW, 1990, La Ferté-Macé,
2 MW, 1999, Bayeux, 2 MW, 2001…
- Wood Fuel – Technologies and development, a trilingual newsletter (5 issues from 1996 to 2000), THERMIE programme.
- The Wood-fuel Reviews in the « Bois InterNational » (in French), supported by ADEME (16
issues since 1992)…