Welcome to the FOROPA Collaborative Platform! Here you can find information on the project and it´s results, including a collection of Good-Practice Examples, an overview of existing ICT applications as well as access to biomass experts and other information and learning material. This Website will be online until the end of 2017. 

FOROPA was funded within the 4th call of the ETC SEE programme with a project runtime from Dec 1, 2012 until Dec 31, 2014  and consisted of 13 partners from 10 different countries.

The ETC SEE project FOROPA aims at promoting and strengthening clusters and networks for an enhanced use of lignocellulosic biomass in the SEE area. Relevant existing national and regional entities will be coordinated in order to encourage and foster innovation of all actors along the biomass utilization chain including private and state forests, logging and transport enterprises, biomass traders and converters, primary wood processors and heating plant operators.

FOROPA analyses the innovation needs of enterprises and commercial end users in the woody biomass supply chain, sets up transnational Biomass Supply Chain Operational Reference Processes (BioSCORPs), and demonstrates the transferability of BioSCORPs by a series of pilot applications within the SEE territory to push forward the ability of intermediaries and entrepreneurs to innovate their businesses and to boost the competitiveness of woody biomass on the European energy market. The project thereby offers new and well adapted innovation instruments which will facilitate the innovation process of the FOROPA partners and their clients.

FOROPA was funded within the ETC SEE programme (www.southeast-europe.net) with a project runtime from Dec 1, 2012 until Dec 30, 2014. FOROPA was an offspring of the Regions of Knowledge projects IN2WOOD, BIOCLUS, ROKFOR and their mentoring activities. 

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