EUBCE 2020 News No. 1

pfeil The 28th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition will be held in Marseille, France, from 27 to 30 of April 2020
pfeil EUBCE 2020 will fully integrate Bioeconomy into its conference programme
pfeil Call for Papers is open!
pfeil Exhibition: benefit from a 10% Early Bird discount - deadline 15th November 2019

The 28th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition will be held in Marseille, France, from 27 to 30 of April 2020

Focus on Bioenergy in France

EU’s shift towards renewable energy production (source EUROSTAT)

The Energy Union supports the shift towards a resource-efficient, low-carbon economy to achieve sustainable growth through legal frameworks and related initiatives, highlighting renewables as a key element of decarbonisation.

To contribute to the goal of limiting global warming, the EU has pledged to continually reduce the amount of greenhouse gases it emits. By 2015, the EU as a whole had cut greenhouse gas emissions by 22.1 % compared with their 1990 levels.

The EU seeks to have a 20 % share of its gross final energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020; this target is distributed between the EU Member States with national action plans designed to plot a pathway for the development of renewable energies in each of the Member States.

“In France we are already taking advantage of a very wide range of possibilities to use biomass in the most optimum ways possible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that affect climate change” – said Kristell Guizouarn, European Affairs Avril Group, EEB - European Biodiesel Board President. “Climate change is of course at the centre of the Paris Agreement that must now be implemented. In France, we have strong research and development programmes in biomass production and utilisation, for example we had achieved considerable success in the development of biorefineries and the valorisation of wastes. I understand that a key challenge of the biomass community now is to ensure the most beneficial integration of biomass production and utilisation, especially with the forestry and agriculture sectors where there is a serious need to preserve, and indeed improve the quality and health of soils”.

EUBCE 2020 will fully integrate Bioeconomy into its conference programme

The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition has grown from a small research community biomass conference more than 30 years ago to a well-established international conference, tackling challenges ranging from biomass growth and biomass conversion to bioenergy, biofuels and bioproducts, sustainability and policies, and to provide a forum for industrial implementation of technologies enabling the transition away from fossil fuels economies. For all of these topics on integration of processes, technologies and value chains it has always been necessary to ensure the most efficient use of the limited biomass resource and enable economic viability. The ultimate step of integration is a fully functioning bioeconomy.

A bioeconomy existed in pre-industrial, pre-fossil fuel times, as well-established traditional bio-based activities, ranging from agriculture, food, feed, fibre and forest-based industries. A modern bioeconomy is now emerging, encompassing biomaterials and biochemicals production, along with traditional bio-based products. EUBCE tackles already some of the non-energy sectors such as biochemical and biomaterials and biorefineries. Bioeconomy encompasses the wide ranging economic sectors dealing with the growth, conversion, application and marketing of bioproducts and biochemicals from biogenic sources. The 28th EUBCE will expand its portfolio from energy related biomass production and conversion of bio-based feedstock to other sectors of the economy and will now integrate the bioeconomy into its conference programme.

In 2020 the conference will include key sessions that will dig deep into the structure, components and role of the emerging bioeconomy in Europe and across the world. There will be plenty of opportunities to present, to listen to and to discuss the fine details of technology developments, options for mitigation of adverse environmental and climate impacts and engage in policy debates. Research results from all stages of development will continue to form the core of the conference. addressing the bioeconomy, the thread that links all facets of the growth and utilization of biomass now and in the future.

The organisers of the 28th EUBCE would like to invite all active workers in the field of biomass utilization, and indeed all people with an interest in being part of the emerging bioeconomy, to attend the event in April 2020 in Marseille, France.

Call for Papers 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:


Exhibition: benefit from a 10% Early Bird discount - deadline 15th November 2019

EUBCE the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, is the most inspiring international conference within the biomass sector. For more than 30 years, it has been serving globally as the annual meeting point for biomass experts from research, development and the industry.

The EUBCE focuses on upstream research and technologies. It covers the latest findings in R&D. The future of biomass will be shaped by this unique forum for exchange providing an outstanding platform for building alliances between research and industry.

Meet with your target group at the EUBCE and talk to your customers about the latest developments on biomass technologies and markets.

What exhibitors said about EUBCE 2019







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

LSB - Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels    UNICA

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