Within the BIONIC project regional networks were formed, made up of representatives from a wide range of partner organisations from both public and private sectors. Networks have met regularly throughout the project to discuss regional issues, provide direct support to the case studies and disseminate feedback from the other sites in the BIONIC project.

The five participating regions to set up regional actions as part of BIONIC were:


The local network for the North-West of England is the North West Biofuels Network. The network includes two major conurbations centred on Liverpool and Manchester , as well as more rural areas, particularly in Lancashire and Cumbria .

Membership is informal, and includes local authority and other public sector fleet operators; major private sector fleet operators; research and business support organisations, biofuel suppliers and agricultural interests.

Interest in North West Biofuels Network should be directed to Merseytravel. The North West Biofuels Network User Group can be found here.


The local network covers the Region of Cantabria in the north of Spain , an area of 5,289 square kilometres between the mountains of the Cordillera Cantabrica and the Cantabrian Sea. The area boasts a good transport network, by land, air and sea.

The whole biofuels chain, from suppliers to end users is part of the network and includes representatives from local authorities, producers and distributors, end users and NGOs.

Interested in Cantabria Biofuels Network should be directed to CTL Cantabria.


The local network covers the region of Värmland. The south-western part of Värmland is an agricultural area, which already has some activities concerning biogas before BIONIC. The largest cities of the region are situated here, with good opportunities for producing biogas using their refuse tip. The south-eastern part of Värmland offers possibilities for growing rape seed to produce biodiesel. The rest of Värmland is a forest area and produces raw material that can be used for the production of ethanol and methanol.

The network contains several sub-groups each working on issues related to a specific fuel, including biogas, bioethanol, biodiesel and methanol.

Interested in Region Värmland Biofuels Network should be directed to Region Varmland.


The local network covers Prahova County, focusing on the main cities that have a network for public transport, namely Ploiesti, Sinaia, Valeni, Comarnic and Mizil.

The network includes major fuels suppliers, the academic research community, other actors that play an important role in the dissemination at national and international level and neighbouring regions.

Interested in Prahova Biofuels Network should be directed to Universitatea Petrol- Gaze din Ploiesti


The network covers the area of the Pazardjik district, situated in the central part of Southern Bulgaria over an area of 4458.0 km 2 , constituting 4% of the total territory of the country. The district consists of 11 municipalities, and the region's centre is Pazardjik.

The membership of the network includes authorities on national, regional, and local level; agricultural research organisations; quality control organisations; biofuel producers, energy crops producers and producers of equipment for biofuel production; local distributors; and local end users, such as transport companies.

Iinterested in Pazardjik Biofuels Network should be directed to Reapazar

BIONIC Project Supported by the "Intelligent Energy - Europe " Programme
Contract Number : EIE-07-200
November 2007 - October 2010
The BIONIC project has become a campaign partner in the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign

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