The 28th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
will be held in Marseille, France, from 27 to 30 of April 2020.

Call for Papers open!

Be part of the cutting edge of research and innovation for biomass and bioeconomy.
Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to 12 November 2019
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Exhibit

Gain high visibility among top leaders in the Biomass sector.
10% Early bird discount until 15th November 2019 
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Publications

EUBCE offers a wide range of open access publication opportunities for your papers.

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Message from the Technical Programme Chair

The European Green Deal

A very warm welcome to the 28th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) to be held in Marseille, France, from 27th to 30th of April 2020.

On behalf of the Scientific Committee, it is a great pleasure to invite you to be part of this world leading event for the biomass sector, a global forum for exchange knowledge and information on the latest technological developments and innovative biomass applications.

The European Union (EU) is well committed to the fight against Climate Change and is on track to meet the ambitious Paris Agreement goals and 2030 targets. But we need to go further and faster and be more ambitious to reach climate neutrality in 2050. Innovation is needed for delivering the Paris targets. Ursula von der Leyen, the new European Commission president, pledged for a “European Green Deal” to make EU a climate-neutral economy by 2050. To help finance this transition away from fossil fuels economy, a strategy for green financing and a sustainable investment plan would ensure 1 trillion euros of investments over the next decade through a European “Climate Bank”.

While all sectors and technologies have a role to play in this endeavour, bioenergy, as part of a new, modern, emerging bioeconomy, could have an essential contribution to reach climate neutrality by 2050. Besides contributing to greenhouse gas reduction, bioenergy brings additional social, environmental and economic benefits to agriculture, forestry and other industrial sectors, driving rural development, in the context of sustainable development. While a number of new, emerging, innovative bioenergy technologies approach maturity, further effort is needed to enable promising technologies to reach commercial operation.

EUBCE proposes for 2020 a programme that addresses and responds to the present-days challenges and opportunities for the whole biomass sector. The 2020 programme includes a refined topic and subtopic structure, responding to the suggestions from the scientific community and to the observed trends in biomass technologies, ranging from cutting edge research, policies, markets and sustainability to industrial applications. The new, emerging, innovative technologies are important to address as that could have a significant impact on the take-off on the bioeconomy. In particular, in 2020, the conference will dig deeper into the structure, components and role of the emerging bioeconomy, explore the role of agriculture in bioenergy production for energy and bioeconomy transition and seek improving citizen awareness and engagement in support of biomass technologies.

I warmly encourage you to submit your abstract and participate at the EUBCE 2020 in Marseille. I invite you to carefully read the topic descriptions and select your abstract for the topic which most closely matches the key novelty of their work. The scientific committee, composed of recognised experts from the global biomass community, is committed to review and select the best papers in a high scientific level conference programme.

Dr. Nicolae Scarlat
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
EUBCE Technical Programme Chairman

Message from the Industry Committee Coordinator

EUBCE aims to highlight the role of the industry

An invitation to the EU Bioeconomy Industry

Dear Bioeconomy industry representative,

We have all come to the understanding that critical and strategic decisions are necessary in undertaking appropriate but very difficult measures needed to meet the Paris Agreement and effectively combat climate change.

At the same time it is obvious that although all sectors of the bioeconomy have to make significant contributions it is the industry that will have to carry the heaviest of the responsibilities and weight in delivering the Paris Agreement.

If we are really serious about mitigating the 2 °C temperature increase in 2100 the amount of fossil carbon emissions has to be reduced close to zero by 2050. This is a tall order and places significant responsibilities and at the same time important obligations on the industry as the key sector of the bioenergy community able to deliver the clean energy transition.

The EUBCE has long become a world leading event for the biomass and bioenergy sectors based on a global forum for exchanging knowledge, debating policy options and addressing innovation in an open forum. Against this background, the EUBCE aims to highlight the role of the industry across all sessions and topics of the bioeconomy. It is therefore imperative to work hand in hand with the research community enabling to bring into the market the innovative technologies and energy systems necessary for such a transition. At the same time such actions are vital in maintaining the leading position the EU industry enjoys at present.

I look forward seeing you in Marseille.

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

EUBCE 2020 will fully integrate Bioeconomy into its conference programme

The European Biomass Conferences and Exhibition has grown from a small research community biomass conference more than 30 years ago to a well-established international conference, tackling challenges ranging from biomass growth and biomass conversion to bioenergy, biofuels and bioproducts, sustainability and policies, and to provide a forum for industrial implementation of technologies enabling the  transition away from fossil fuels economies. For all of these topics on integration of processes, technologies and value chains it has always been necessary to ensure the most efficient use of the limited biomass resource and enable economic viability. The ultimate step of integration is a fully functioning bioeconomy.

A bioeconomy existed in pre-industrial, pre-fossil fuel times, as well-established traditional bio-based activities, ranging from agriculture, food, feed, fibre and forest-based industries. A modern bioeconomy is now emerging, encompassing biomaterials and biochemicals production, along with traditional bio-based products. EUBCE tackles already some of the non-energy sectors such as biochemical and biomaterials and biorefineries. Bioeconomy encompasses the wide ranging economic sectors dealing with the growth, conversion, application and marketing of bioproducts and biochemicals from biogenic sources.

The 28th EUBCE will expand its portfolio from energy related biomass production and conversion of bio-based feedstock to other sectors of the economy and will now integrate the bioeconomy into its conference programme.

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