BalBiC is a renewable energy development project, which aims to develop the use of biocoal in the Baltic Sea region. Biocoal is CO2 neutral fuel made from wood or other biomass with pyrolysis process.
BalBiC aims to develop particularly industrial biocoal production and market as well as the sustainable use of bioenergy. The project focuses on enhancing markets and competitiveness of biocoal in the Baltic region. The target groups of the project are forest owners, entrepreneurs working in the field of wood procurement, bioenergy users, forest industry, municipalities, research institutes, universities, polytechnics and colleges.
BalBiC is partly financed by European Union trough Central Baltic Interreg IV A Programme 2007-2013 and Regional Council of Southwest Finland. BalBiC is a joint project between University of Helsinki, Forestry Development Centre Tapio and Latvian State Forest Research Institute “Silava”. Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki, is the lead partner of the project.