EUBCE 2020 News No. 23

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Join us for the Monday Opening

06 July 2020, from 09:00 – 12:15 Free and Open to All (JOIN here)

09:00 Scientific Opening Session

Chair: Nicolae Scarlat, European Commission Joint Research Centre, Technical Programme Chair


- David Chiaramonti, Polytechnic of Turin, Energy Department, Italy
  The effects of the pandemic and energy security coupled to energy storage

- Andrè Faiij, TNO Energy Transition, Director of Science, The Netherlands
  An integral view on the biobased economy in Europe


10:00 e-EUBCE Welcome Address: Philippe Mauguin, INRAE President, e-EUBCE General Chair

Live Panel Debate: Bioeconomy from Concepts to Practices - The International Vision

Chair: Giovanni de Santi, European Commission, Director of the Directorate for Sustainable Resources
Bio-economy as an opportunity to increase resilience after the pandemic crisis


- Monique Axelos, Scientific Director for Food and Bioeconomy at INRAE, France

- Arnaud Leroy, ADEME President, France

- Paolo Frankl, IEA - International Energy Agency, Head of Renewable Energy Division

- Jennifer Holmgren, LanzaTech CEO, US


Live Panel Debate: The European Green Deal and Bioenergy

Chair: Paolo Frankl, IEA - International Energy Agency, Head of Renewable Energy
Bioenergy in the Green Deal in international competition with lowest oil prices.


- Maria Graca Carvalho, European Parliament, MEP

- Claude Turmes, Minister of Energy of Luxembourg

- Paula Abreu Marques, European Commission DG Energy

- Jim Spaeth, IEA Bioenergy ExCo Chair & U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency & Renewable

- Jean-Louis Bal, SER - Syndicat des énergies renouvelables, President, France

- Gloria Gaupmann, LSB Advanced Biofuels Coalition, Chair & Clariant Head of Public Affairs, Technology & Innovation


Virtual e-EUBCE Monday Opening Facilitator & Q&A Moderator: Heinz Ossenbrink, Former European Commission, JRC, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

e-EUBCE Workshops

Don’t forget that the conference programme not only includes plenary, oral and visual sessions but also interesting workshops, facilitating an open dialogue and highlighting current science and industry issues.

Overcoming collaboration challenges between the feedstock owners and bio-based industries
THURSDAY, 9 JULY, 09:00 – 11:00 CEST, Auditorium 1

The development of new cross-sectoral bio-based value chains requires synergies and cooperation between various sectors, both along and across the value-chains, bringing all actors together, mobilizing the innovations and pulling the market by bringing new innovative products and solutions.

However, the interaction among processes and stakeholders between previously unconnected sectors, carries various challenges and barriers towards the development of new value chains and bio-based business models.

Based on the Biobridges project findings, these challenges could be categorized in terms of feedstock, industry, and market and may vary among the different stakeholders that represent suppliers, industry, brands and end-users. Moreover, in the value chain, each type of stakeholder could be both a provider and a client, facing specific challenges per case.

This particular co-creation workshop will seek for the new ideas and solutions on how to overcome collaboration challenges between the feedstock owners and bio-based industries.


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BIOFIT INDUSTRY FORUM – H2020 Project on Bioenergy Retrofits for Europe’s Industry
THURSDAY, 9 JULY, 13:00 – 15:00 CEST, Auditorium 1

The BIOFIT EU project aims to facilitate the introduction of bioenergy retrofitting in Europe’s industry, focussing on bioenergy retrofitting in the five chosen specific industries, namely first-generation biofuels, pulp and paper, fossil refineries, fossil firing power and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants. Retrofitting means often lower capital costs, shorter lead times, faster implementation, less production time losses and lower risks. Core actions in BIOFIT are highlighting existing bioenergy retrofits and developing ten retrofit case studies in collaboration with industrial partners. In parallel, the broader industry will be engaged and supported through five Industry fora. This workshop will present and discuss the projects interim results.


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Overview of all parallel events

EU Projects Area at e-EUBCE 2020

The EU Projects Area at EUBCE 2020 showcases the research and findings of several EU funded projects focusing on biomass and bioeconomy supporting the energy transition. Participants and visitors will be able to discover the current results, knowledge and innovation of EU-funded research.

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