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 Strategies for bio-based products in the chemical industry

  • National, regional, local strategies;
  • Market uptake initiatives and policies;
  • Perspectives for bio-based chemicals and materials and contribution to the climate neutrality goals;
  • Strategic decisions for bio-based products and chemicals;
  • Assessing most promising value chains, processes and concepts;
  • Economics, incentives and subsidies towards developing a bio-based economy.

3.4 Market implementation, investments & financing

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