Environmental & Technical Advisors

Biomass - Greek Situation Analysis

Biomass is biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms. It most often refers to plants or plant-based materials which are specifically called lignocellulosic biomass.

Biomass types

In a summary, the Greek energy market situation regarding the production of energy from biomass is presented.


Regulation Background

  • Renewable energy directive - It requires the EU to fulfil at least 20% of its total energy needs with renewables by 2020 – to be achieved through the attainment of individual national targets. (2009/28/EC)
  • EU Comission - 9% of energy within EU to be from biomass. (EC - Progressing towards the 2020 target SEC (2011) 129-131 final)
  • Greek State - 350 MWe allocated to biomass - biofuels. (ΥΑ «A.Y./Φ1/οικ.19598» - 01.10.2010)

Greek Situation Analysis

  • Currently <50 MW of biomass - biofuels to energy are operating in Greece.
  • Feed in tariff (FIT) is 198 €/MWh.
  • 20 year contract with an extension option at the end.
  • There is a long licensing process prepared by Buildeco.

“Conclusively, there is virgin market in Greece for the development of investment in electrical energy production from biomass.”