The cluster currently has members from Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Hungary and Germany. And would expand to other European states with rich reed resources such as Poland, Hungary, Austria and Slovakia.
ReedBASE was formed as a result of implementing a project on the development of a cross-border innovation platform/cluster for using common reed Phragmites australis biomass as a source of sustainable energy that commenced in September 2016 and ended in February 2019.
The project partners were Michael Succow Foundation, Germany (Lead Partner); Institute of Market Problems and Economic-Ecological Research (NAS), Ukraine; Agricola NGO, Ukraine; Agency of European Innovation, Ukraine; Cross-Border Cooperation and European Integration Agency, Moldova; and WWF Danube Carpathian Programme, Romania. It was funded by the German Federal Environment Ministry’s Advisory Assistance Programme (AAP) for environmental protection in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia and other countries neighbouring the European Union. It was supervised by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and the German Environment Agency (UBA).