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Message from the Technical Programme Chair

Biomass is part of our low-carbon future

The 30th edition of the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2022 will be held between 9th May and 12th May 2022. EUBCE continues to bring together the biomass community to discuss the scientific advances and innovations in biomass and bioenergy with the aim of advancing research and market uptake.

Facing climate and environmental challenges, the European Commission has taken firm commitment these global challenges, to conserve and enhance the natural capital and develop a more sustainable economy and society. Biomass is part of the solution and of our low-carbon future. Several biomass technologies are ready now to play an important role in the decarbonisation of the economy, as part of a circular economy, in the context of sustainable development. Biomass offers now several solutions in this energy transition, through a range of technologies to produce energy, sustainable fuels and biobased materials and chemicals.

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It is therefore my great pleasure to invite you to be part of the next EUBCE 2022 and I count on your active participation to presentations and discussions.

Dr. Nicolae Scarlat
European Commission, JRC
EUBCE Technical Programme Chair

Message to EUBCE 2022 participants

Dear EUBCE contributor and bioeconomy stakeholder,

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented and arduous disturbance and turmoil to all aspects of life, health, societal inclusion, work, energy and the environment. Recovering from the ongoing pandemic continues to be an uphill battle for all while the role of renewable energy sources has increased and intensified in the energy market. Although the COP26 at Glasgow did not result in assurances that the target of 1.5°C will be achieved, it moved the global community in the right direction. This now enhances the opportunities for biomass to play a central role in the decarbonisation strategies of all nations.

Never have the opportunities for the bioeconomy been better, but at the same time never before has the bioeconomy faced so many obstacles and barriers to deploy innovative technologies into the various markets for biobased products and services.

In the EUBCE 2022, with the new impetus created with the integration of Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU) and the Bio-based Industries Consortium in the structure and program of the Industry Track of the conference, we will be looking at several of the above issues and how the bioeconomy can play a significant role and contribute to Europe’s and global efforts for recovery from the pandemic whilst achieving the 1.5°C target.

Join your peers and other stakeholders from diverse facets of the global bioeconomy and contribute to the debate on how to overcome the barriers we face so that our bioeconomy community can deliver the impacts needed for European and global citizens.


Kyriakos Maniatis, PhD.
EUBCE Industry Coordinator
Philippe Mengal
Executive Director, CBE JU
Dirk Carrez
Executive Director, BIC

At EUBCE 2022 we aim demonstrate that sustainable biomass is the indisputable leading renewable energy source

Dear global bioeconomy stakeholder,

COP26 left some critical decisions for the future but it is undeniable that progress has been achieved and that renewables have been thrusted to the forefront. Biomass, in all its forms and services for the global consumer, will have to play a critical role in the decarbonisation process of the world economy.

While markets are reopening, biomass for services, products and energy face an uncertain future in various policy circles and is regularly criticised as not delivering due to lack of technological progress.

At EUBCE 2022 we aim to bring together leading scientists and academics, technology developers, industry representatives, market players and policy makers to counteract the criticism and demonstrate that sustainable biomass is the indisputable leading renewable energy source. Without its intensified deployment the Paris Agreement targets are simply unattainable.

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Kyriakos Maniatis,
Former European Commission, DG Energy
EUBCE Industry Committee Coordinator

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