There is a last opportunity for having your work presented at the conference!

We are now accepting
‘Late Abstracts’
for EUBCE 2024!

Deadline
31 May 2024

Call for Late Abstracts!

We thank all authors from around the world who submitted their abstract to the EUBCE 2024!

The Scientific Committee members are looking forward to preparing an excellent programme with the impressive number of abstracts received.

Researchers, scientists, and biomass experts are invited to send their late-breaking research papers to present.

A select number of abstracts received after the official submission deadline will be part of a session called “Late Abstracts”.

Deadline for submission and payment 31 May 2024

However do not use
the online portal

Create a max four-page abstract as outlined in the Abstract Submission Guidelines.

Simply email to papers@etaflorence.it to receive instructions for the late submission.

 

1. HOW: SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & INSTRUCTIONS

  • specifications about abstract format & content
  • direction on how to use the online submission portal
  • insights about evaluation criteria
  • instructions for requesting scientific journal publication or a student award
  • a list of helpful links

 

2. WHY: SUBMIT

Participate in the largest biomass conference worldwide.

  •  reach a global audience –more than 1500 participants from 80 countries
  • receive permanent identification, citability and full open-access policy publication on the EUBCE proceedings website
  • up to 3 months online exposure
  • considered for the 2024 Poster Awards and Student Awards
  • additional publication exposure

 

3. WHAT: EUBCE 2024 IS LOOKING FOR

  • new scientific- and industry-oriented work that has not been presented at another conference
  • concrete examples of already implemented operational solutions, experience and feedback from the field
  • real-world data, as well as innovative research, concepts and ideas
  • market technology deployment in support of National or European policies on biomass applications, land use, sustainability and employment

 

Consider that EUBCE 2024 will be broken down into the following 7 topics:

 

Submit an abstract aligned with one of these 7 topics & numerous sub-topics:

1.1 Biomass resources and potentials

Assessments of biomass potentials and land availability at regional, national and international levels;
Assessment of recoverable biomass potential;
Biomass mobilisation and logistics;
Spatial modelling and remote sensing;
Resources mapping.

1.2 Innovative biomass production for energy integrated into traditional agro-forestry systems

Innovative agro-forestry systems including biomass production for energy and materials;
Bioenergy production integrated into agriculture and forestry;
Biomass plantations increasing sustainability and ecosystem services;
Novel crops, multi-purpose crops, intercropping and alternative cropping systems;
Low ILUC impact feedstocks;
Crops from marginal and degraded lands;
Soil quality and soil fertility improvement - compost, digestate, biochar;
Phytoremediation solutions for contaminated lands.

1.3 Algae and aquatic biomass production systems 

Identification, assessment and optimisation of algae strains;
Technologies and systems for algae cultivation, nutrition and harvesting;
Integration of wastewater treatment into algae systems;
Algae production systems, marine farming systems;
Aquatic waste streams;
Aquaculture and aquatic waste streams;
Algae harvesting, drying, oil and chemical extraction.

1.4 Agroforestry residues and by-products

Supply of biomass and biomass by-products and residues from agriculture and forestry;
Biomass mobilisation: characterisation, harvest technologies, logistics and storage;
Resource efficient agriculture and forestry;
Agro-food waste;
Agro-industrial feedstocks and side streams.

1.5 Municipal and Industrial wastes

Potential of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) for bioenergy, biofuels and bioproducts;
Availability of biowaste from MSW;
Techniques for source separation;
Industrial wastes;
Downstream use of pulp and paper waste;
Sewage sludge, slaughterhouse waste;
Integrated waste management systems.

2.1 Sustainability, socio-economic impacts and public acceptance

Sustainability aspects of biomass production and use;
Sustainability schemes, sustainability standards and products certification;
Socio-economic aspects, benefits and socio-economic opportunities;
Competition and risk mitigation of the increased use of biomass;
Bioenergy, food security and local, traditional use of biomass;
Actions for sustainable economic growth;
Bioenergy contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG);
Improving citizen awareness and acceptance;
Promoting good practices for bioenergy.

2.2 Environmental impacts

Biomass and land use, agricultural intensification, water and air emissions from biomass production and conversion;
Biomass production preserving biodiversity and ecosystem services;
Land use change impacts, monitoring and addressing indirect land use changes;
Land use and land governance;
Biomass production and water use, energy, land and water interactions;
Trade-offs between different impacts;
Environmental Life Cycle Assessments.

2.3 Climate impacts and GHG performance

Climate impacts of biomass, biofuels, bioenergy and bio-based products production;
Assessment of climate change mitigation potential;
GHG emissions, LULUCF and sustainable forest management;
Assessing direct and indirect land use change impacts;
Carbon storage on land and materials;
Innovative carbon utilisation options;
Assessing GHG of biomass pathways;
GHG Life Cycle Assessment.

2.4 Biomass strategies and policies

Policies for the sustainable and circular economy;
Agriculture, forestry and rural development;
Bioenergy policies and targets for 2030 and beyond;
Bioenergy and bio-based products contribution to a low carbon economy; LULUCF emissions and Emissions Trading Scheme;
The role of bio-based products for the 2030 and 2050 targets;
Biomass and rural development, opportunities in the sustainable and circular economy;
International cooperation for a bioeconomy;
Strategies for the integration of bioenergy into a low –carbon economy;
Strategies for the integration of bio-based products into the chemical industry.

3.1 Biomass integration into energy systems

Innovative solutions for small communities, integrating bioenergy and other renewables;
Integrated bioenergy RES hybrid systems and technologies;
Bioenergy for electricity grid stability and gas grid balancing concepts;
Bioenergy in renewable energy communities and buildings;
Bioenergy solutions for rural electrification concepts and off-grid systems;
Biomass in district heating and cooling, poly-generation energy networks;
Greening the gas grids (biomethane, hydrogen etc.).

3.2 Biomass use in biorefineries

Biorefinery platforms for bio-based products, energy and fuels;
Integrated and innovative biorefineries concepts;
Process design and business development;
Integration of biochemical and thermochemical processes into biorefineries;
Biochemical and thermochemical conversion processes of biomass to fuels, energy, bio-based products;
Multi-purpose and versatile schemes;
Renewable energy utilisation;
Assessment tools for biorefineries.

3.3 Resource efficient bioeconomy

Approaches for efficient management of natural resources (land and water);
Promoting resource efficient value chains;
Sustainable circular economy and cascading use of biomass;
Competition and risks of the increased use of biomass;
Opportunities of biomass use for food, feed, fuels, bio-based products;
Innovation, growth and job creation;
Exploiting the value of co-products;
Cross-sectorial synergies to avoid over-exploitation.

3.4 Market implementation, investments & financing

Initiatives and policies for market uptake;
Initiatives for decarbonisation of the economy;
Scale-up and market implementation of new technologies;
Support schemes for bio-based economy;
Economics and financing of bioenergy projects;
Economics and financing of bio-based projects;
Risk assessment of financing;
Global bioenergy and bio-based products markets;
Biomass trade, contracting and logistics;
Innovative business models.

4.1 Biomass pre-treatment and production of intermediates

Biomass pretreatment and densification;
Physical, chemical, physico-chemical and biological methods for biomass pretreatment;
Process development and optimisation;
Characterisation and utilisation of solid fuels and intermediates;
Logistics, storage and distribution.

4.2 Advanced biomass combustion

Innovative concepts for small scale and medium scale combustion;
Advanced and innovative small scale and medium scale systems;
Large scale advanced combustion systems;
Process modelling and monitoring;
Advanced process and emission control systems;
Tri-generation (power, heat and cooling);
Innovative concepts and thermodynamic cycles;
High efficiency, increased steam parameters plants;
Bioenergy and Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) enabling negative GHG emissions.

4.3 Gasification for power, CHP and polygeneration

Fundamental studies;
Technology development;
Process modelling and monitoring;
Gas cleaning and upgrading;
Syngas utilisation in engines, turbines and fuel cells;
Advanced process control systems;
By-products utilisation.

4.4 Gasification for synthesis gas production

Fundamental studies;
Technology development;
Advanced gasification systems;
Gas cleaning, reforming and upgrading for BTL and SNG applications;
Bio-Synthetic Natural Gas (Bio-SNG);
Process control systems;
By-products utilisation.

4.5 Anaerobic digestion for biogas and biomethane production

Anaerobic digestion process improvement;
Advanced plant and fermenter concepts;
Optimising conversion, improving design and process integration;
Dry fermentation and thermophilic processes;
Anaerobic digestion of innovative feedstocks (straw, waste, algae, etc.);
Biogas utilisation for power, CHP and poly-generation;
Biogas upgrading to biomethane;
Biomethane injection into the grid.

5.1 Pyrolysis

Production of liquid bioenergy carriers from solid biomass;
Fundamental studies;
Technology advances;
Process modelling, improvement and optimisation;
Bio-oil purification, upgrading and utilisation (combustion, chemical extraction, gasification, etc.);
By-product utilisation;
Wastewater treatment;
Energy balance and techno-economic analysis.

5.2 Hydrothermal processing

Advances in hydrothermal liquefaction, gasification and hydrothermal carbonisation;
Process fundamentals and studies;
Technology and process improvement;
Biocrude production, purification, upgrading;
Value-added compounds extraction;
Energy balance and techno-economic analysis.

5.3 Biofuels and renewable hydrocarbon biofuels

Biochemical routes for alcohols, pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass, enzymatic hydrolysis and novel C6 and C5 fermentation techniques into alcohols;
Oil-based fuels and renewable hydrocarbon biofuels from lipids and lignocellulosic biomass;
Biofuels production from algae, technology advances;
Bioprocesses for microbial oils production;
Co-processing biomass feedstock with fossil fuels in common processes;
Technology and process improvements;
Downstream wastewater treatment;
Energy balance and techno-economic analysis.

5.4 Synthetic fuels from biomass and hydrogen

Innovative processes for synthetic fuels production from lignocellulosic biomass (biomass based electrofuels);
Technological innovations of Power-to-gas, Power-to-liquids, etc.;
Renewable fuels of non-biological origin (RFNBO), Recycled Carbon Fuels (RCF);
Hydrogen production pathways: thermochemical, electrolytic, photolytic, biological processes;
Hydrogen for stationary and mobile applications;
Alternative fuels and hydrogen logistics and infrastructure;
Techno-economic assessments.

6.1 Processes for bio-based chemicals and materials

Advances in renewable chemicals;
Production of high-added value organic compounds;
New products from biomass: bio-based chemicals and polymers, bio-catalysts, additives, bioplastics, biomaterials, etc.;
Production of organic fertilizers, biochar, plant biostimulants and compost;
Nutrients cycles and recovery (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium);
Assessing most promising value chains, processes and concepts;
Perspectives for bio-based chemicals and materials and contribution to the climate neutrality goals.

6.2 Biorefinery platforms for bio-based chemicals and polymers

Fuels and chemical building blocks from synthesis gas;
Production of value added chemicals and macromolecules from lignin;
Production of fine chemicals from sugar and oil platforms;
Process development, maximising conversion efficiency;
Technical and biological barriers and economic considerations.

6.3 Co-production of biofuels and biochemicals

Combined production of fuels, chemicals and materials from biomass;
Innovative processes integrating fuel production into bio-based refineries;
Process integration;
Co-production options and economics;
Technical and economic assessments.

7.1 Sustainable biomass production and carbon management for industrial applications

Examples at commercial or demonstration scale on the sustainable biomass production with attention to carbon management systems. Abstracts may address cover crops, alternative crops such as short rotation coppice and miscanthus, abandoned or degraded lands, soil carbon content, etc. The necessary link between agricultural/forestry sectors and bioenergy/biofuels for large scale development should be addressed.

 7.2 Biomethane production

Industrial scale applications for the production of biomethane from biomass residues, dedicated crops and waste streams for transport applications or injection in the natural gas grid. Industrial scale biogas upgrading or anaerobic digestion process optimization for biomethane rich biogas production and upgrade should be mentioned.

7.3 Advanced biofuels

Novel conversion technologies to produce advanced biofuels are needed to address the scarcity of commercially available biofuels for various applications such as heavy-duty transport, maritime and inland waterways etc. Abstracts should address the innovative production technologies integrated in the value scale chain at industrial scale, flexible production concepts to serve many transport sectors from the industrial production at one industrial site, as well as any policy related issues in meeting the EU’s Fit for 55 targets.

7.4 Advanced biofuels – Aviation

Abstracts should address the large-scale production of sustainable aviation fuels providing information on the complete value chain and analyse the landscape of current and upcoming biojet fuel production in the EU and worldwide. The authors should also address policy issues and market barriers for widespread deployment.

7.5 Coprocessing biomass intermediates in refineries

Significant advances have been made recently in coprocessing various biomass intermediates such as pyrolysis oils in petroleum refineries providing for reduced cost in producing biofuels. Abstracts should describe the complete value chain with emphasis on the technical aspects of coprocessing, the potential to increase the share of biomass in the co-feeding process and the ways to monitor and record the organic carbon in the resulting products throughout the process.

7.6 Innovative production of bioproducts and biochemicals

Abstracts should address the production of sustainable bioproducts and biochemicals from various biomass sources such as dedicated crops, residues and algae. Emphasis should be given to the complete value chain as well as the market deployment and the potential in terms of future demand for such products should be addressed.

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