27th EUBCE 2019 Conference General Chair, Prof. Maria da Graça Carvalho: Chair's Message

It is a great honour to welcome you to Lisbon!

Lisbon is a city of science, innovation and culture. Lisbon is the cosmopolitan and modernist city of Fernando Pessoa and Almada Negreiros!
The city where the first globalization movement started! The Portuguese gave “new worlds to the world” in the XV and XVI centuries and the Portuguese Discoveries have contributed in a decisive way to the development of modern science. What a fantastic location to have an open to the world Conference! We want to reach out to researchers, industrialists, policy makers and civil society from the rest of the world, with a special focus on Africa and Latin America, and exchange knowledge and experiences with them.

Portugal is a pioneer country in renewable energy. In March 2018, Portugal generated more renewable energy than it needed. Portugal has committed itself to being carbon neutral by 2050 and is aiming for 35% renewable energy by 2030. What an inspiring location for the 27th edition of the EUBCE!

EUBCE is the world leading event and the biggest conference in the Biomass area. Biomass is part of our low-carbon future. The use of biomass for production of power, heat, transportation fuels and materials is one of the most promising options to combat climate change. As of today, biomass is part of the only feasible scenario …

Prof. Maria da Graça Carvalho 
European Commission
Directorate-General Research and Innovation
Member Scientific Advice Mechanism Unit
EUBCE Conference General Chair

An invitation to scientists and researchers

EUBCE has long become a world leading event for the biomass sector, a global forum for exchange knowledge and info on the latest developments, innovative biomass applications from industry and the policy framework.

An ambitious political agreement on increasing renewable energy use in the EU has been reached in June 2018 between the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council that includes a binding renewable energy target of 32% for the EU for 2030. This will contribute to the Commission’s goal for the European Union to become the world number one in renewables…

Dr. Nicolae Scarlat
Technical Programme Chairman
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Directorate for Energy, Transport and Climate

An invitation for members of industry

Dear Bioenergy technology developer and industry representative,

The ambitious objectives of the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive and the aspiring targets of the Paris Agreement have placed significant responsibilities and at the same time important obligations to all of us in view of decarbonising the  EU economy across all sectors towards a clean…

Dr. Kyriakos Maniatis
Industry Committee Coordinator
European Commission, DG ENER

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