EUBCE
European Biomass Conference & Exhibition

Brief history of the series of European Biomass Conferences

The series of these conferences has been organized and established by the European Commission 1980 (Brighton, UK). The conference started as a purely scientific event. Over the years as biomass use as feedstock for bioenergy and fuels increased steadily the industrial aspect was introduced to the conference. A technology exhibition was introduced in 1996. In 2000 the EUBCE hosted the 1st World Biomass Conference and Exhibition. With a growing awareness of the impacts of society on the environment, one of the main themes has been government policy towards biomass as renewable resource.

The EUBCE is now characterized as an event that addresses the balance between sustainability in terms of environment as well as the economic performance of the whole chain of biomass utilization, not forgetting the science.   This conference covers all aspects of biomass, from resources, research, innovation, deployment to policies. A particular emphasis is given through the exhibition for a tight partnership between academia, research institutions and industry.

The Technical Programme is coordinated by the European Commission Joint Research Centre.

The 32nd Conference in Marseille, 2024

The conference will be held at Chanot Convention Centre From 24 – 27 June 2024. The presentations (about 200 oral presentations, and at least 500 posters) are selected from a Call for Papers, and as of today more than 750 papers have been received. It is expected that there will be more than 1, 600 registered participants and visitors in the exhibition area. It is very likely that this event will be one of the largest and will receive international media coverage.

The role of the European Commission’ Joint Research Centre at this Conference

The conference has received since 2009 support from the JRC by providing coordination to the scientific programme. This regards to chair a scientific committee of 150 international high-level scientists and industry experts from all over the world, which are in charge of the review of papers received after a public call for papers.

General Impact of the Conference

The conference is certainly the best occasion to demonstrate the way how R&D and Innovation can be accelerated by strong, global cooperation. This regards to chair a scientific committee of 150 international high-level scientists and industry experts from all over the world, which are in charge of the review of papers received after a public call for papers.

Who will be there

Throughout the week, there will be also many side-events, and top managers will be available for discussions. The visitors of the exhibition are usually from the host country. Within the conference area, the presence of 1,600 participants will give occasion to get acquainted with some recent news and innovative breakthroughs.