The project is coordinated by DBFZ - Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gGmbH, German research center for bioenergy, Netzwerk Energie & Umwelt e. V. the management organisation of Leipzigs cluster in energy and environmental technology and Fraunhofer IMW, focused on internationalization of research, development and innovation.
TREC was started in 2011 by Romanian partners from Cluj Napoca. First members are Greek Partners from Western Macedonia and German Cluster from Leipzig in Western Saxony. TREC was supported by Interreg IV C program from EU.
Basing on the successful TREC the follow up project TREC-Donau is spreading into the Danube region.