EUBCE 2019 News No. 14

pfeil Dr. Nicolae Scarlat - Biomass for Sustainable Development
pfeil Join us for the Monday Opening
pfeil Exhibition: Get your Free Visitor Pass
pfeil Download the new EUBCE 2019 app

Dr. Nicolae Scarlat - Biomass for Sustainable Development

A very warm welcome to the 27th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition – EUBCE 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal!

This year EUBCE is again the world’s largest biomass conference, a global forum for exchange of knowledge and information on the frontier research, the latest developments and innovative biomass applications for bioenergy, biomaterials and biochemicals.

The ambitious political agreement on increasing renewable energy use in the European Union (EU) will enable EU keeping its leadership role in renewables and meeting its emissions reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement. In this context, bioenergy is expected to play a key role into the future energy system.

read full Welcome to the EUBCE 2019 in Lisbon

Join us for the Monday Opening

Monday, 27 May 2019, 08:30 – 12:30 - Free Admission to the Monday Opening

08:30 Welcome coffee

09:00 Opening Addresses
  • Maria da Graça CARVALHO, EUBCE Conference General Chair, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, Member Scientific Advice Mechanism Unit

  • João Pedro MATOS FERNANDES, Minister of Environment and Energy Transition

  • Carlos MOEDAS, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation (videomessage)

  • Dominique RISTORI, European Commission Director General, DG Energy
10:00 Scientific Opening / Applications of Science in Industry

  • Piotr SZYMANSKI, European Commission Joint Research Centre, Director of Energy, Transport and Climate

  • Nicolae SCARLAT, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Directorate for Energy, Transport and Climate, EUBCE Technical Programme Chair
  • Nuno COELHO, A4F - Algae for Future, CEO
    Biofuels from Algae Technologies (BIOFAT), from R&D to Commercial Industrialisation: The Algatec Eco Business Park
  • René VENENDAAL, BTG Biomass Technology Group BV Chief Executive Officer
    Sustainable Pyrolysis Oil from Laboratory to Commercial Plants: The Road of Innovation
  • Marko JANHUNEN, UPM - The Biofore Company, Director Public Affairs, Finland / LSB Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels Chair
    From Paris to Practice – Key Developments in the Advanced Biofuels Sector
  • Géraldine KUTAS, UNICA – Brazil Sugarcane Industry Association Head of International Affairs
    Renovabio: A Market Answer to A Policy Challenge
These are the first presentations of the 4 days Conference. About 1,000 contributions will be featured during this week.

11:00 Moderated Panel Discussion

"The role of biomass in delivering the Paris targets and supporting sustainable development goals"

  • Uwe R. FRITSCHE, IINAS, Scientific Director – Moderator

  • Arthur RUNGE-METZGER, European Commission, Directorate-General for Climate Action, Director Climate Strategy

  • Paula ABREU MARQUES, European Commission, Directorate-General Energy, Head of Unit - Renewables and CCS Policy

  • Mahama KAPPIAH, ECREEE, Executive Director

  • Jenny WALTHER-THOSS, WWF, Policy Officer Sustainable Biomass

  • Marko JANHUNEN,  UPM - The Biofore Company, Director Public Affairs, LSB Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels Chair
12:30 Linneborn Prize / EUBIA Award

Exhibition: Get your Free Visitor Pass

The EUBCE Exhibition is a very specialized upstream technology platform promoting the transfer of knowledge and expertise among research, industry and policy makers to identify and enable smart solutions for the challenges of tomorrow.

Live Stage

Located in the exhibition area, the Live Stage will offer a series of short presentations by exhibitors, discussions, project events

Live Stage Agenda

Download the new EUBCE 2019 app

Download the app to keep up to date with what's happening at EUBCE. You'll also be able to browse conference programme, speakers' profiles, parallel events, exhibitors, the floor plan, and prepare your own agenda.
  • Check the conference programme and learn more about the speakers

  • Learn more and take notes about the exhibitors

  • Book meetings with participants to the International Matchmaking Event

  • Access to practical information

  • Get the latest news

  • Browse the Hall Plan

The ETA Events app is available on Apple and Android devices

(To download the App please browse the appropriate link from your mobile device or scan the QR code in the image on the right)




  A4F – ALGAE FOR FUTURE      MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)     EUBIA - European Biomass Industry Association         ELSEVIER         The Navigator Company






  Biofuture Platform    CEI - Central European Initiative    Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP)    FNR

LSB - Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels    UNICA


  Adene               Turismo de Lisboa

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