18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
BIOMASS has a Crucial Role for the EU Renewable Energy Action Plans –
The 18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition in May in Lyon will
be this Year's Key Event to Review the Progress of Bio-Energy
7th April 2010
With more than 880 submitted scientific and industry papers the 18th European
Biomass Conference (3-7 May 2010) and Exhibition (3-6 May 2010), taking place in Lyon, France, will be the place for discussing the future development of Biomass. Following the conclusions of the abstract review process, the international Conference Scientific Committee, made up of more than 100 representatives from research and industry, put together a challenging programme. The Conference Programme will contain 264 Plenary and Oral Presentations, as well as, 542 Visual Presentations. In May, participants from over 70 countries are expected to attend the world's largest Biomass Conference covering all biomass sectors. Each of the five Conference days offers a wideranging variety of presentations from all areas of Biomass.
The Technical Programme Coordinators D. Baxter, J.F. Dallemand and H. Ossenbrink from the European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL) and Ispra (IT) point out: “As the date comes closer where the European Union member states will finalize their Renewable Energy Action Plans, this edition of the Conference will be a key event to review the progress of Bioenergy, and the crucial role it is going to play when Europe wants to achieve its target of 20% energy supplied by renewable sources. To achieve this target, Biomass is expected to deliver a share of more than 5% in electricity generation, 10% of fuels for transport and at least 20% for heating“. They continue: ”The sessions on biomass resources, biomass conversion, markets of today and tomorrow and policies in Europe and in the world will give the participants detailed insight in not only scientific results but also a perspective on policy formulation. A particular contribution the conference will give to the debate on the sustainability of Biofuels, as it is of much concern in the frame of European legislation.
The Opening Ceremony will take place on Monday, 3 May 2010, at 10.00 am. The daily Conference
Programme starts at 8.30 am with highlight plenary presentations followed by a unique and carefully
selected combination of presentations from all topics of Biomass.
On Friday, 7 May 2010, the 18th European Biomass Conference concludes with the summaries of the
The Conference Programme is available on: www.conference-biomass.com
4th Biomass Industry Forum
The 4th Biomass Industry Forum, taking place on Wednesday, 5 May, in conjunction with the 18th EU
BC&E, is organised by the European Biomass Industry Association (EUBIA). This Forum will highlight
the perspectives for large scale utilization of biomass in sectorial markets. Energy industrial
organizations (utilities, technology suppliers, biomass supplier, etc) will be focal presenters at the
For 30 years now, the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (European BC&E) has combined a very renowned international Scientific Conference with an Industry Exhibition. Since 2007 the Conference and Exhibition takes place every year. The European BC&E is held at different venues throughout Europe and ranks as the world's leading event in the biomass sector.
This year's European BC&E will be held in Lyon, France. The Conference is expected to attract about 1,500 participants from more than 70 countries. It is supported by the European Commission, by ADEME - the French Environment and Energy Management Agency, UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Natural Sciences Sector, WCRE - the World Council for Renewable Energy, and EUBIA - the European Biomass Industry Association.
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