Two-day excursion - Sustainable Biomass

An important element of the energy transition is generating renewable heat. Utilizing local available biomass provide an opportunity to become less independent on fossil fuels. In Germany (Oberrosphe), Belgium (Ravels & Bocholt) and the Netherlands (Baronie) different inspiring and sustainable initiatives have been risen, at which farmers and stakeholders cooperate together in order to organize a local and sustainable biomass chain. Goal

The purpose of this excursion is to share knowledge and experiences of different initiatives that are all participating in a local biomass chain. By bringing together in an informal environment, farmers and local stakeholders from different initiatives in multiple countries the excursion is meant to inspire and motivate each other in further developing a local sustainable biomass chain.


Tuesday - 10th September (Day 1)

7:00 ǀ Depart Baarle-Nassau/Ravels

9.30 ǀ Welcome Bocholt, Belgium: Illustration Bocholt and field excursion

12.00 – 13.30 ǀ Lunch

13.30 – 17.00 ǀ Travel Marburg, Germany

19.00 – 22.00 ǀ Dining with local German farmers and stakeholders, informal knowledge transfer on farmers and sustainable energy.

Wednesday - 11th September (Day 2)

10.00 – 12:00 ǀ Visit Oberrosphe in Community Hall illustration of initiatives Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Knowledge transfer and sharing experiences.

12.00 – 13.00 ǀ Lunch

13.00 – 17.00 ǀ Field Excursion Oberrosphe & local sawmill biomass project

18:00 – 00:00 ǀ Travel home (including diner)


This two-day excursion is organised with support from the Interreg ECCO project. The aim of this project is to develop citizen energy communities as a way to contribute to the energy transition. Different partners from different European countries work together to share knowledge and experiences about the topic of energy cooperatives.


This excursion is organised by Innovatiesteunpunt (BE), Agrobeheercentum Ecokwadraat (BE), ZLTO (NL), Philipps-Universität Marburg (DE).

The ECCO biomass excursion is organised in collaboration with the INTERREG ECCO project. The positive effects of the project’s activities are possible thanks to financial support from the European Regional Development Fund provided by the Interreg North-West Europe programme.