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Green hydrogen, sustainability & positive impacts

EUBCE’s final two plenary sessions will focus on: “Green Hydrogen” and “Sustainability and Positive Impacts”, but, what does that mean?

The 2021 European Biomass Conference & Exhibit will feature 7 plenary sessions offering all participants the opportunity to understand and engage in dynamic conversations on topics relevant to our collective future.

Plenary CP.2 - Green Hydrogen

At 13:45 CEST on 28 April, that means a conversation moderated by Guillaume Boissonnet, from the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission about the challenges to implementing the widespread use of hydrogen. This session, Green Hydrogen, will feature presentations from the Cluster of Bioeconomy & Environment of Wester Macedonia (Greece) and the Joint Research Centre Ispra C2 Unit (Italy) on opportunities for renewable hydrogen production and its use as a sustainable fuel or feedstock for other processes.

Hydrogen is the ideal fuel for avoiding carbon dioxide emissions, however there are many challenges to implementing its widespread use. This plenary session provides an overview of some opportunities for renewable hydrogen production and use as a sustainable fuel or feedstock for other processes.

Hydrogen is an increasingly interesting product in sewage sludge management. Papista et al. describe plans for investment in an economically and environmentally sustainable technology using sewage sludge as the feedstock for indirect production of hydrogen for the transportation sector. The general concept involves the development of a modified approach to waste management comprising two stages, one the anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge and used cooking oils into biogas and the subsequent conversion of biogas into high purity hydrogen. The authors describe a project being set up as part of the overall move to provide alternative energy when lignite mining is abandoned in the Western Macedonia Region of Greece by 2028.


Plenary DP.1 - Sustainability and Positive Impacts

At 10:15 on 29th April, EUBCE 2021’s final day, “Sustainability & Positive Impacts” means discussing how fossil-derived energy and products can be replaced while ensuring the economic, social, and environmental well-being of all parties. Representatives from Insa Toulouse (France), University of Manchester’s Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (UK), and the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg (Germany) will each speak to various uses of biomass and the positive feedbacks achievable.

Replacing fossil-derived energy and products in an emerging renewable society needs to ensure economic, social, and not least environmental sustainability. This plenary session will look at various uses of biomass and the positive feedbacks achievable.

Increasing world population and diet changes to include more meat-based protein is projected to have a significant negative impact on the environment due in large part to land use and land use change. From an extensive literature survey, Javourez et al. identify existing and emerging waste-to-nutritious biomass conversion pathways, including the possibilities for transforming residues into food-quality ingredients as well as identifying the key parameters inherent in the process pathways. This work is part of a larger study assessing use of residual biomass for producing ingredients for the food and feed markets. Several parameters were considered, including but not limited to edibility, digestibility and bioconversion using living organisms. The authors stress the need for synergetic implementation of waste-to-nutrition strategies within broader conversion platforms, for example biorefineries, able to valorize all by-products.


For more on these and the other 5 plenaries, please read the session summaries by EUBCE Executive Committee member David Baxter (who will also be moderating this final plenary session).

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