uP_running project aims to unlock the European strong potential of woody biomass residues produced by Agrarian Pruning and Plantation Removals (APPR) and to promote its sustainable use as energy feedstock. uP_running has been constructed with the ambition of being the prelude of a self-expansion of APPR wood utilization in Europe. Its vocation is to increase awareness of agrarian sector and energy sector, that this biomass can be an alternative source for energy, and to reduce a general skcepticism, as regard of the technical difficulties and the occurrence of non-successful experiences. Therefore it aims to firstly demonstrate and produce key tools, then convince the actors to be involved in APPR value chains, and finally expand APPR utilization through the involvement of multiple local actors in 7 EU countries.

To reach this main aim, 8 specific objectives are proposed: