THE BIOMAP TOOL
The “Time-enabled Mapping and Dissemination Tool for Biofuels Projects” is a 7th Framework Programme Coordination and Support Action contract aiming to provide a detailed information and dissemination tool for biofuels technologies by its completion on October 2010; at present it is still in the development stage. BIOMAP will provide detailed information both for European Commission contracts funded under FP6 and FP7 as well as for industrial projects and plants developed by the industry. Furthermore the BIOMAP includes also information on numerous players in the biofuel sector such as associations, industrial organisations, technology developers et al, and gradually will have information from all EU Member States on national legislation and research institutions per Member State. It also has a section on all relative standardisation work undertaken by CEN whether under EC mandates or independently. Finally BIOMAP will also have section on all relative EU legislation.BIOMAP links interrelated entities such as biofuel players, projects, production plants, policies and standards in a visual interface comprising a list view, a non-geographical map view and a geographical map view over time. The BIOMAP aggregates complex interrelationships in the biofuels sector while its time function enables the viewing of developments in a given time window.