EUBCE 2021: Call for ``late abstracts`` now open

Many thanks to all who submitted an abstract for EUBCE 2021!
To those who did not make the deadline, rest assured:
There is a last opportunity for having your work featured during the conference!


What is a “Late Abstract”?
A select number of abstracts received after the official submission deadline will be part of a session called
“Late Abstracts” featuring poster presentations with a mini-oral of no more than 3 minutes.

How do I submit a “Late Abstract”?
Create a max four-page abstract as outlined in the Abstract Submission Toolkit (link).
However do not use the online portal; simply email to to receive instructions for the late submission.

Late abstracts will be accepted until 30 March 2021

EUBCE: The Leading Platform for Global Biomass Innovation

EUBCE is the largest biomass conference and exhibition in the world.

Each year, EUBCE brings together the greatest minds and latest advancements in biomass, with the aim of accelerating research and market uptake across the globe. During the conference, over 2,000 experts from both academia and industry  share and discuss groundbreaking ideas, technologies, applications, and solutions for the sourcing, production, and utility of biomass.

The scientific programme is coordinated by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.

La EUBCE  est la plus grande conférence et exposition internationale sur la recherche, les technologies du secteur biomasse. Elle réunit la communauté mondiale de la science et de l’industrie de la biomasse et de la bioeconomie, , plus de 2,000 experts,   pour présenter et discuter des dernières évolutions et innovations et susciter des rencontres.

Le programme scientifique est coordonné par le Centre Commun de recherche de la Commission européenne.

Die EUBCE ist die größte Biomassenkonferenz- und ausstellung der Welt.
Jedes Jahr bringt die EUBCE die besten Forscher der aktuellen Fortschritte im Biomassensektor zusammen, mit dem Ziel, sowohl die Forschung, als auch die weltweite Marktaufnahme zu beschleunigen. Auf der Konferenz teilen und diskutieren über 2000 Akademie- und Industrieexperten Ideen zu neuen Entwicklungen von Technologien und deren Anwendung, sowie Lösungen zur Beschaffung, Produktion und Nutzung von Biomasse.

Das wissenschaftliche Programm wird vom gemeinsamen Forschungszentrum der Europäischen Kommission koordiniert.


每年EUBCE都会汇聚最伟大的创新思想和最新的生物质发展,以加速全球研究和市场吸收。 在会议期间,来自学术界和行业的2,000多位专家分享并讨论了有关生物质的采购,生产和使用的突破性想法,技术,应用和解决方案。


Message to scientists from all over the world to attend EUBCE

Heinz Ossenbrink
Former European Commission JRC
EUBCE Online Coordinator

EUBCE Global Reach

The EUBCE reaches a global (more than 80 countries) audience and expects more than 5000 online-participants (2020 data). In the online edition we are committed to outreaching presenters and audience who usually have less opportunity to participate in a real world conference.
Today we want to invite all scientists from around the globe to submit abstracts and papers for the next edition of the e-EUBCE. It is a big opportunity for all involved in biomass science.
(read more below)

We feel as much as many of you that it is unfortunate not to meet in person at this world-class-event. However, the very positive experience we had with the online e-EUBCE last July 2020 confirmed that we can also provide new opportunities to all scientists around the globe, in particular to younger ones at the beginning of their career or still at the university. If no travel takes place, it is the opportunity for many of you who face travel restrictions for long-distance trips, budget shortages or just difficulty in accommodating “away-from-home”-time in their private life or because of work commitments.

This is why we engage in enhancing our online services which bring on one hand the EUBCE 2021 closer to your home and on the other even increase the opportunities to meet new people, to get to know the scientific audience and to establish new scientific collaborations.

Instead of making you travelling, we will come to your place, no matter whether it is at home, in the office, in the lab or even your holiday retreat. You will have the world of biomass-science and technology accompanying you, wherever you like, whenever you want, and whenever it is convenient.

Amongst the novelties which we want to introduce or enhance are:

  • Mini-orals together with poster-presentation: If your abstract is selected for such a presentation, you will have the opportunity to present your poster live. You can choose also any pre-recorded format for this presentation, as video or audio only, as long as it does not exceed three minutes. A good opportunity to make yourself visible! After the presentation you will have the possibility to be in a chat-room with the interested audience.
  • An enhanced experience within the virtual exhibition where you can get brochures, infos, watch our exhibitors’ videos and make an appointment with the stand personnel.
  • Online meeting possibilities with groups of people, discussions and virtual coffee breaks.

But this is not all: by participating with your presentation at the online e-EUBCE you will have a straight-forward opportunity to develop your scientific career with a contribution, which will be

  • published online under a full open access policy on the EUBCE proceedings website, indexed in Scopus, the world’s largest database of peer-reviewed research literature and coded by a digital identifier (DOI code) to guarantee an unequivocal and permanent identification and citability (in case of full paper submission)
  • featured in the Be Sustainable Magazine (which selects cutting-edge contributions)

Authors that request the peer-review process during the abstract submission will be considered for inclusion in the following Scientific Journals:

  • Biomass & Energy by Elsevier (Impact Factor 3.55): publishes a number of papers following the full refereeing process of the journal. Authors can ask for papers to be published in the Biomass and Bioenergy special issue and at the abstract approval stage recommendations for selected papers to be submitted.
  • Energies | an open access Journal from MDPI (Impact Factor 2.70) produces a special issue comprising papers either recommended by the editors or offered by authors who have made a presentation at the annual EUBCE conference. Papers are fully refereed, and with the journal prioritising online publication, open access is usually achieved typically within 50 days from first submission.

If you present in the EUBCE 2021 you will be

  • considered for the 2021 Poster Awards in recognition of the most outstanding presentations of each conference topic (in case of a mini-oral with Poster presentation);
  • considered for the 2021 Student Award in recognition of the most remarkable and outstanding research work in the field (if requested during the abstract submission).

Let us meet online in April 2021!

We hope you will find this EUBCE just coming in the right time for you, and wish you inspiration for sending us a good abstract.

Message from the Technical Programme Chair

Biomass is part of our low-carbon future

It is a great honour to invite you to attend the 29th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) to be held in Marseille, France, from 26th to 29th of April 2021. Decarbonisation is at the core of energy and climate policy in the European Union. The European Green Deal reasserts the European Commission’s commitment to tackling climate and environmental challenges to reach a carbon-neutral society by 2050.  The European Commission’s proposal for the first European Climate Law at a legally binding target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.  [read more]

Message from the Industry Coordinator

An invitation to the EU Bioeconomy Industry

Dear Bioeconomy industry representative, the Covid-19 pandemic has added a new complexity on the way we operate but at the same time it presents an opportunity to advance our common fight in mitigating climate change and meeting the Paris 2050 Agreement goals for net zero. The necessity for economic and social recovery, both at global and national level, mandates a strong drive for renewables in whatever form and this appears to be recognised by most governments with rare exceptions. At least it is recognised by the EU with the Recovery Plan. [read more]

Why attend the EUBCE 2021

Philippe Marchand

Former Total, France

Argument for Biofuels – Milton [read more]

Myrsini Christou

Head of Biomass Department
CRES – Center for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving

Growing the future – [read more]

Guillaume Boissonnet, Monique Axelos, Daphné Lorne, Jack Legrand

Bioenergy and Bio-economy: a long-term thinking! – Preparing a conference as important as EUBCE with uncertainty about the future is a strange situation. Will we have the joy of meeting in Marseille? Who will be able to attend? Who will want to attend? Will we have a 100% digital experience again? No one knows. But if these uncertainties concern us all [read more]

Ir. Luc Pelkmans

Technical Coordinator – IEA Bioenergy TCP

Bioenergy has an important role in the transition away from fossil fuels and to move the global energy system
towards carbon neutrality
 – Different types of bioenergy are [read more]

Gloria Gaupmann

Chair of the Advanced Biofuels Coalition (LSB)*
Clariant, Government Affairs, Sustainability Transformation

Advanced biofuels are an important solution for
reducing GHG emissions from transport
 – The Green Deal aims at shifting to smart and safe climate-neutral mobility [read more]

Maria Georgiadou

European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, Senior Expert | Renewable energy R&I policy

Advanced biofuels are necessary for the implementation of the new EU 2030 Climate Target Plan in the EU Green Deal – Renewable gases and liquids produced from [read more]

Maria Michela Morese, PhD

Natural Resources Officer |
Executive Secretary of the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) |
Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Bioeconomy challenges and opportunities in Africa through the lens of COVID-19 – The COVID-19 pandemic has brought [read more]

Heinz Ossenbrink

Former European Commission JRC | EUBCE Online Coordinator

EUBCE 2021 & e-EUBCE 2021 online – We are proud to announce the 29th EUBCE, taking place from 26th to 29th April, 2021 in Marseille France. As an invitation to Scientists and Research [read more]

Solange I. Mussatto

Head of Research group – Biomass Conversion and Bioprocess Technology (BCBT group), Technical University of Denmark | Member – IEA Bioenergy Task 42 “Biorefining in a Future Bioeconomy” | Co-chair – ESBES Bioenergy and Bioeconomy

The future of the bioeconomy requires new technologies and cooperation – Biobased technologies have become [read more]

David Baxter

Former European Commission
Joint Research Centre

Publication of your research is a key part of the EUBCE conference – You will already know that publication of your research is a key part of the EUBCE conference. Over recent [read more]

Patrik Klintbom

Senior Researcher Research Institutes of Sweden RISE | Chair ETIP Bioenergy | Coordinator SET4BIO

The Bioeconomy and Bioenergy are key factors in the Green Deal – The Bioeconomy and Bioenergy are key factors in realizing the [read more]

Calliope Panoutsou

Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College London, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Centre for Environmental Policy

Our Bioeconomy Future! – Bioeconomy has wide sectoral coverage and the unique potential to link [read more]

Suani T. Coelho, PhD

Professor at the Institute of Energy and Environment, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Bioenergy for a locally led and people-centred economic recovery in developing countries – Developing countries are well-positioned to deliver sustainable [read more]

Jim Spaeth

IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Program | Executive Committee Chair System Development & Integration | Program Manager
Bioenergy Technologies Office | Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy

Global challenges call for global solutions – As people around the globe, young and old, recognize the need for [read more]

Dr. Ing. David Chiaramonti, PhD

Full Prof of Systems for Energy and Environment “Galileo Ferraris” Energy Department, Polytechnic of Turin |
President of RE-CORD (Renewable Energy COnsortium for R&D)

The Bioeconomy sector is a pillar of the EU New Green Deal and the EU Climate strategy – The bio-based Energy and Transport Fuels will cover a [read more]

Institutional supporter

Coordination of the Technical Programme

Institutional biomass industry cooperation

Supporting organisations

National partners

Regional partners