National Biomass Association (BGBIOM) is a non-government non-commercial association which was establisehd in the autumn of 1998. In October same year BGBIOM became member of European Biomass Association (AEBIOM).
The aim of the association is to co-ordinate and facilitate the research and development works in the fields of biomass resources, biofuel production technologies, biofuel market in the transport, heat and energy sector, as well as in the field of biomass non-energy products.
Main goals of the BGBIOM are:
· Defend the professional rights of the people working in the field of biomass in the country and confirmation of their equality under law, state and employers.
· Represent of their interests towards the authorities and employers.
· Participation in the social collaboration.
· Improvement of the parameters of the current methods of cultivating and manufacturing of the biomass and therefore parameter of the environment.
· Increasing the possibility of production of energy and materials for the biomass industry.
· Propagandising general conclusions for surmounting difficulties before the use of biomass.
· Improving international cooperating in the biomass sphere.
· Assistance in realization of international projects.
· Initiation of science developments.
BGBIOM accomplishes these aims by:
· Propaganda and information for approval of science activities, connected with production and application of the biomass in the Industry and Energetic (publishing of a news bulletin; circulation of documents)
· Organizing the publishing of materials and education (courses, seminars, conferences, symposia, exhibitions)
· Publishing (connected with collaboration with schools at all levels)
· Co-operating with organizations in this field including foreign and international organizations
· Consultative and expert activity
· Creating and maintenance of the card-index of specialists in this sphere
Currently, BGBIOM is actively participating in implementation of several projects with financial support of EU under the H2020 programme. Currently, BGBIOM work on: Enhance New Approaches in BioBased Local Innovation Networks for Growth (ENABLING), website:https://www.enabling-project.com/ . It is the initiative of 16 partners in 13 EU and associated (IL, NO) countries. The main goal is to support the spreading of best practices and innovation in the provision (production, pre-processing) of biomass for the BBI (Bio-Based Industry).