EUBCE 2019 News No. 1

pfeil Portugal hosts the EUBCE 2019 - 27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, from 27 to 30 May 2019
pfeil Message from the Technical Programme Chair
pfeil Call for Papers 2019 is open!
pfeil EUBCE Exhibition – early bird discount until 15th November 2018

Portugal hosts the EUBCE 2019 - 27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, from 27 to 30 May 2019

Portugal will be hosting next edition of the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition in the enchanting city of Lisbon.

As explained by Mario Guedes, Director General, Energy and Geology, Direção-Geral de Energia e Geologia, Portugal, during the 26th EUBCE opening session in Denmark, this country recently approved a national strategy for the promotion of energy through biomass, biofuels production and other bio-based activities.

Portugal is very committed to clean energy action. Portugal is also one of country being suffering from climate change and this is something that we continue to make a stand in our policies. All our energy policy is based on this, on renewable energies. We have an important part in terms of energy produced by biomass, but we also need to think there is another possibility in terms of the use of biomass, which is that related to biofuels and biorefineries.

According to the recent Bio-based Industries Consortium publication, Portugal is home to large-scale industrial activities within primary sectors such as agri-food, forestry and fisheries industries. While these sectors significantly contribute to the national economy together with the manufacturing of cork products and leather goods, they generate abundant quantities of residual streams. As these side-products and wastes represent potential feedstock for the bio-based industry, they could stimulate the deployment of full-scale biorefineries for their valorisation.

Due to dramatic consequences of forest fires occurred last year because of bad forest management along with the presence of a large amount of biomass being unexploited, Portugal defined a strategy for the valorisation of biomass as new industrial value chains to enhance social cohesion within the country. Small to medium bioenergy power plants will be located across the country with a special regard to the most critical areas.

With the involvement of industrial stakeholders and high-level scientific institutions, including centres of excellence for biotechnology and microalgae, such national strategy may set the basis for an expansion of bio-based activities in Portugal within a relatively short time span.

Message from the Technical Programme Chair

Biomass for sustainable development

EUBCE has long become a world leading event for the biomass sector, a global forum for exchange knowledge and info on the latest developments, innovative biomass applications from industry and the policy framework.

An ambitious political agreement on increasing renewable energy use in the EU has been reached in June 2018 between the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council that includes a binding renewable energy target of 32% for the EU for 2030. This will contribute to the Commission's goal for the European Union to become the world number one in renewables, enabling it to keep its leadership role in the fight against climate change, in the clean energy transition, in line with the commitments made in the Paris Agreement.

The decisions taken will have a substantial impact on the biomass sector too. In this context, the EUBCE 2019 in Lisbon has an occasion to emphasize the contribution of biomass to many crucial areas, including energy, decarbonisation and climate change and sustainable development. Bioenergy production can bring good opportunity to deliver a number of social, environmental and economic benefits in addition to the climate and energy goals that need to be further emphasised. Since bioenergy is expected to play an increasing role in the energy system, as part of the global effort to address climate change, this conference aims to expand its geographical scope, to reflect the biomass contribution in various regions of the world, including Africa and Latin America.

Against this background, the EUBCE programme aims to provide insights into cutting edge research on biomass technologies as well as on the appropriate approaches to deliver sustainable bioenergy to all. EUBCE will be addressing topics ranging from biomass resources, biomass conversion technologies for heating, electricity, energy carriers, chemicals and materials as well as sustainability, impacts and policies, biomass and bioenergy integration. As always, we propose an updated topic and sub-topic structure, with brief and self-explanatory descriptions, responding to the suggestions from the scientific community and to the observed trends in research and development, addressing the latest challenges and opportunities for the biomass sector.

I warmly encourage you to submit your abstract and participate at the EUBCE 2019 in Lisbon. The call for abstracts is open until 5 November 2018. The scientific committee, composed of recognised experts from the global biomass community, will take the responsibility to review and select the best keynote, plenary and visual presentations in a high scientific level conference programme.

Dr. Nicolae Scarlat
European Commission Joint Research Centre
Technical Programme Chair

Call for Papers 2019 is open!

Be part of the cutting edge of research and innovation for biomass, their application and integration. Strengthen your network with the biomass research community, industry, investors in innovations and policy makers.

Contributions are welcome on all aspects of biomass.

The Conference will be structured along the following main topics:


Apply for Student Awards 2019

To encourage high-quality work amongst young researchers, the EUBCE Students Awards will be presented in recognition of the most remarkable and outstanding research work in the field of Biomass.

Received applications for the EUBCE Student Awards will be reviewed and scored by the International Scientific Committee, made up of leading research and industry experts from the Global Biomass Community, under the coordination of Jean François Dallemand,European Commission, JRC, Institute for Energy, Renewable Energy Unit.
Conference Proceedings

EUBCE Conference Proceedings have a high reputation in the sector. All submitted papers of plenary, oral and visual presentations will be published on-line with a full open access policy on the EUBCE Proceedings website. The proceedings are currently indexed by SCOPUS and WOS - Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Science.

Citability of Papers

Papers in the conference proceedings are coded by a digital identifier (DOI code) provided by the German National Library of Science and Technology. This guarantees an unequivocal and permanent identification and citability.

Scientific Journal Publication of selected papers

Each year, the Scientific Committee selects a limited number of the most promising abstracts from each Conference Subject that will be invited to be peer reviewed for potential publication by the high impact journal Biomass and Bioenergy by Elsevier.

This publication will be in addition to the publication in the Conference Proceedings of the 27th EUBCE 2019.

If you would like your abstract to be considered for inclusion in the Journal Publication/Peer Review Process, please tick the corresponding box in the User Area during submission.

EUBCE Exhibition – early bird discount until 15th November 2018

The EUBCE strengthens its established leading role in science and technology among the players of the global biomass sector. The Exhibition extends from basic biomass systems and components to upstream technologies, innovations and new concepts. A perfect contact between researcher, stakeholders and producer: from industry and prime stakeholder organisations to Biomas research and development.

Exhibitors testimonials from EUBCE 2018


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