4th Central European Biomass Conference

15 Jan, 2014 - 18 Jan, 2014
Location: Graz, Austria
Contact: Teresa Leibnitz
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The Austrian Biomass Association, the Styrian Chamber for Agriculture and Forestry and BIOENERGY 2020+ GmbH, who are organising the conference in co-operation with Messe Graz, warmly invite you to this event, which will take place concurrently with the Home Builder Fair at the Messecenter Graz. The conference languages are German and English in simultaneous translation.
From 2010 to 2020, the total final energy consumption of biomass in the EU is expected to increase by 63 % to 2,200 PJ. That makes the absolute growth of bioenergy higher than for all other renewable energy sources together. The 4th Central European Biomass Conference will provide a comprehensive overview of political, economic and technological developments in the field of energetic biomass use in Europe. The focus of attention will be on the following spheres:

  • Bioenergy in the context of 100 % renewable energies
  • Material versus energetic use
  • Energy policy in Europe

Other focal points will be the topics of: biogas, energy crops, heat from biomass, electricity from solid biomass, biofuels and biorefineries, fuel logistics and preparation, new markets, economic effects of sustainable bioenergy deployment, bioenergy in urban areas, wood ash and torrefaction. New resources from agricultural land and waste are becoming increasingly important for the supply of biomass. These will be looked at especially on the excursions, during which the harvesting, processing and upgrading in particular of new raw materials will be demonstrated in actual practice.

The Conference also serves as a platform for the exchange of information and experience as well as for networking. Opportunities to do so will be provided especially at workshops, B2B meetings and the Conference Dinner.