R&I for Embedded Bioenergy in Energy Consuming Sectors

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation – Clean Energy Transition organises an event to identify areas of strategic importance for research and innovation in developing bioenergy options as ways for contributing to the clean energy transformation in Europe and around the world in line with the Strategic Development Goals and the European Green Deal. The event will address how research and innovation can support the development of solutions for embedding bioenergy and advanced biofuels in agricultural, manufacturing, chemical, petrochemical and energy-intensive industrial sectors. The research needs for an optimum combination of such bioenergy solutions with non-dispatchable renewable energies, green hydrogen and circular economy in a value chain approach will be illustrated. The innovation requirements for the prospective flexibility of bioenergy in energy storage and energy balancing demands will be discussed. The anticipated gains for stabilizing and improving the overall system in terms of performance and cost reduction will be analysed. The event will bring together research projects, industrial operations and policy makers to understand the potential of bioenergy as an enabling technology for replacing sustainably and effectively fossil carbon in energy requirements for natural resource replenishing, industrial processing and modern producing.

CONCEPT

The Clean Energy Transition of the European Commission’s General Directorate of Research and Innovation/Clean Planet Directorate will organise a Workshop on Embedded Bioenergy Solutions in Energy Consuming Sectors on 27 April 2020 in Marseille. The workshop will take place at the side of the 28th edition of the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition.

The research policy workshop will aim at how to integrate the bioenergy and biofuels/ renewable fuels innovation chain in energy consuming sectors. Ways for contributing to the clean energy transformation in Europe and around the world in line with the Strategic Development Goals and the European Green Deal will be discussed. For this purpose, the workshop will address how research and innovation can support the development of solutions for embedding bioenergy and advanced biofuels in agricultural, manufacturing, chemical, petrochemical and energy-intensive industrial sectors. The research needs for an optimum combination of such bioenergy solutions with non-dispatchable renewable energies, green hydrogen and circular economy in a value chain approach will be illustrated. The innovation requirements for the prospective flexibility of bioenergy in energy storage and energy balancing demands will be discussed. The anticipated gains for stabilizing and improving the overall system in terms of performance and cost reduction will be analysed.

Research projects supported under the European Union’s Framework Programme Horizon 2020 – Secure, clean and efficient energy challenge will feed into the discussion. The views of industrial operators and policy makers will be an important additional attribute for identifying the potential of bioenergy as an enabling technology for replacing sustainably and effectively fossil carbon in energy requirements for natural resource replenishing, industrial processing and modern producing.

MONDAY 27 APRIL

15:30 – 18:30

ORGANISED BY

Maria Georgiadou, Thomas Schleker
European Commission DG RTD

REGISTRATION

To attend this event please make a regular conference registration for at least the day of the event.
Please note that this Programme may be subject to alteration and the organisers reserve the right to do so without giving prior notice.