Invitation to EUBCE 2019 in Lisbon

Dear colleagues,

On 27-30 May Lisbon will be the centre of biomass innovation, the place for sharing experience and presenting innovative technologiesthat will be part of tomorrow’s energy portfolio, for networking in the biomass sector. The global biomass community from 71 nations already confirmed, will gather at the Lisbon Congress Centre for theEUBCE  2019 – 27th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition to conduct business, to network and to present and discuss the latest developments and innovations in biomass. It is the world-renowned science-to-science and science-to-industry platform with a full and only focus on the global biomass sector.

This is Europe’s largest biomass gathering event with 83 conference sessions, more than 50 international exhibitorsparallel events organized with major international organisations and offering a deep insight into specific topics along the most recent technology, market and business trends, and networking opportunities. The Conference will be a good opportunity to learn about the value of residual biomass of forests, to help to prevent forest fires.

The theme of this year’s event is “The role of biomass in delivering the Paris targets and supporting sustainable development goals”. To discuss this topic, a roundtable discussion on 27 May will bring together senior representatives from national government, the European Commission, NGOs and industry.

The complete conference programme, coordinated by the European Commission, with more than 1,000 presentations, will cover the entire range of biomass research, technologies and applications, focusing on the latest scientific, technological and market-related trends and will provide an overview on the latest R&D in biomass technology from the leading global researchers of institutes, universities and biomass companies. The EUBCE thus strengthens its established leading role in science and technology among the players of the global biomass sector.

On 29 May the European Commission is organizing the event Paving the way towards clean energy and fuels in Europe – Talks with research, industry and EU Member States on bioenergy, advanced biofuels and renewable fuels. This research policy workshop will focus on how to move forward the innovation chain in the EU for bioenergy, advanced biofuels and renewable fuels, contributing to the clean energy transformation in energy and transport, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals and the EU Communication “Clean Planet for All”.

EUBCE will also host regional workshops, outlining the situation for biomass in countries like Brazil, Japan, Africa, and others. Check the parallel events to get the updated agenda.

At the same time, the exhibition will provide  an opportunity to connect with the key players and to meet different target groups: the global biomass community, from science and  industry, the global innovators in these challenging times full of new opportunities.

If you want to expand your knowledge and make new international contacts, join the EUBCE 2019 Conference and Exhibition.

The Portuguese government welcomes EUBCE as renewable energy is a top priority for Portugal and biomass is a crucial to fight climate change. The National Committee has organized a perfect forum to display the excellence of the Portuguese players in the domain of biomass technology and development.

I look forward to seeing you in Lisbon!

Kind regards,

Prof. Maria da Graça Carvalho
European Commission
Directorate-General Research and Innovation
Member Scientific Advice Mechanism Unit
EUBCE Conference General Chair

EUBCE Background
EUBCE is the leading international conference in the biomass sector. For over 30 years, it has been serving as the annual meeting point for biomass experts from research, development and industry.

Technological innovations, the latest findings in research, the strategic and economical as well as political framework conditions – the future of biomass will be shaped by a unique alliance between research, industry, and politics.

The quality of the EUBCE’s programme is unrivalled, which is ensured every year by the Scientific Committee comprising of 150 international biomass experts. In 2019, over 1,000 conference presentations will feature in the scientific programme and parallel events.