sustainable resources for decarbonising the economy

1.1 Biomass potentials and biomass production models

• 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 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.

1.3 Biomass crops and energy grasses

• Agricultural production of woody and non-woody plant biomass: plant breeding, cultivation, characterisation and harvest technologies, logistics and storage;
• Novel crops, multi-purpose crops, intercropping and alternative cropping systems;
• Biomass plantations increasing sustainability and ecosystem services;
• Crops from marginal lands.

1.4 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;
• CO2 use in algae systems;
• Marine farming;
•Aquatic plants and aquaculture feeds;
• Aquatic waste streams;
• Aquaculture and fishery residues;
• Algae harvesting, drying, oil and chemical extraction.

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;
• Sewage sludge, slaughterhouse waste;
• Integrated waste management systems.

1.6 Innovative biomass production for energy integrated into traditional agri-forestry systems

• Innovative agri-forestry systems in energy transition;
• Bioenergy production integrated into farming systems;
• Sustainable management practices for agriculture and forestry integrated with biomass production for energy and material use;
• Sustainable farming systems;
• Multiple product opportunities;
• Agro-industry options and economic prospects;
• Low ILUC impact feedstocks;
• Soil fertility and soil productivity improvement – compost, digestate, biochar;
• Phytoremediation solutions for contaminated lands.