European Biomass Conference and Exhibition News No. 62

pfeil Welcome to EUBCE – the Europe’s Largest Gathering of Biomass Specialists
pfeil EUBCE Monday Conference Opening
pfeil The Nordic Forest Model - A Sustainable Way to Take the Lead Towards a Fossil Free Europe
pfeil Bioenergy from Research to Market Deployment in a European Context
pfeil EUBCE 2017 Exhibition
pfeil Only One Week Left, Register Now

Welcome to EUBCE – the Europe’s Largest Gathering of Biomass Specialists

Be part of the front line of research and innovation for biomass

  • update and discuss the most recent and relevant developments in biomass

  • the entire scope of biomass innovations covered in more than 800 keynote, plenary, oral, visual presentations

  • unique combination of scientific, technological, industrial and application-related issues from the perspective of research and development, industry and politics

EUBCE Monday Conference Opening

Free Admission

Are you interested in attending Monday's Opening Session? Find out more.

Scientific Opening / Plenary Session

Monday's Scientific Opening Session features plenary presentations which demonstrate biomass technologies at their best: these are the first presentations of the 4-day conference. More than 800 contributions to the Conference will be featured during this week.

Plenary Session
09:00 – 10:00 Application of Science in Industry


Nicolae Scarlat, Technical Programme Chairman
European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Directorate for Energy, Transport and Climate, Italy

Remigijus Lapinskas, World Bioenergy Association, President, Sweden

Anneli Waldén, Stockholmslänslandsting, Strategist Energy and Environment, Sweden
Toward a Sustainable Publc Transport in Stockholm

Mika Aho, St1 Nordic Oy, Director, Public Affairs, Finland
Producing Ethanol from Wood Residue

Marko Janhunen, UPM Biorefining Vice President, Finland
Wood-based Biofuels – Opportunities for Decarbonisation

Oskar Meijerink, Business Development Manager SkyNRG, The Netherlands
Creating a Market for Aviation Biofuels

Opening Addresses + Moderated Opening Panel

10:10 – 12:20

Keynote Speakers

  • Chair Lena Ek
    President of Södra Skogsägarna, Conference General Chair, Sweden

  • Co-Chair Henrik Ehrnrooth
    Chairman of the Boards of Pöyry PLC and Chairman of the Climate Leadership Council, Conference General Co-Chair, Finland

  • Anders Wijkman, Chair Swedish Parliamentary Committee on the Environmental Goals, Chair of the Governing Board Climate-KIC, Member of the Board at the think-tank Global Utmaning and former Member of the European Parliament, Sweden

  • Piotr Szymanski, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Director of Energy, Transport and Climate, The Netherlands

  • Jakop Dalunde, Member of the European Parliament; ITRE Committee, Belgium

  • Giulio Volpi, European Commission Directorate General for Energy, Renewables and CCS Policy Unit, Belgium

Moderated Opening Panel

Topic: The Indispensable Role of Biomass


Paolo Frankl

Head of Renewable Energy Division, International Energy Agency, France

Setting the Scene

The Nordic Strategy for Bioeconomy
Tomas Lundmark
, Professor of Forestry at the Swedish University of Agriculture Science, Chairman of the Forestry Section at the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, Sweden

The Importance of Biomass in Long-Term Sustainable Energy Scenarios – The IEA Bioenergy Roadmap Update
Paolo Frankl
, Head of Renewable Energy Division, International Energy Agency, France

  • Jakop Dalunde
    Member of the European Parliament; ITRE Committee, Belgium

  • Dana R. Younger
    International Finance Corporation – World Bank Group, Chief Renewable Energy Specialist, Global Infrastructure & Natural Resources Department, USA

  • Maria Michela Morese
    Natural Resources Officer, Executive Secretary of the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP), Climate and Environment Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy

  • Giles Dickson
    CEO Wind Energy Europe, Belgium

  • Marko Janhunen
    UPM Biorefining Vice President, Stakeholder Relations, Finland

  • Tomas Kaberger
    Executive Board Chairman, Renewable Energy Institute, Sweden

Linneborn Prize / EUBIA Award

The Nordic Forest Model - A Sustainable Way to Take the Lead Towards a Fossil Free Europe

Monday 12 June 2017


An event focused on sustainability issues related to forest biomass with special emphasis on carbon balance and climate mitigation potential together with policies and actions behind the route towards reaching and passing 2020 targets already in 2013. The event will also discuss the route forward towards a fossil free part of EU including forestry measures that could increase forest growth and consequently harvest levels in the future.


Lena Ek, Conference General Co-Chair, President of Södra Skogsägarna, Chairperson of the Board of the Forest-based Sector Technology Platform, Sweden

Henrik Ehrnrooth, Conference General Co-Chair, Chairman of the Boards of Pöyry PLC and Chairman of the Climate Leadership Council, Finland

Tomas Lundmark, Professor, SLU, Sweden

Pekka Kauppi, Professor, Univ. of Helsinki, Finland

Antti Asikainen, Professor, LUKE, Finland

Gustaf Egnell, Professor, SLU, Sweden

Johan Bergh, Professor, Linnaeus University, Sweden

Urban Nilsson, Professor, SLU, Sweden

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Bioenergy from Research to Market Deployment in a European Context

Wednesday 14 June 2017

08:30 - 15:00

The link between research and industry initiatives will be the focus of the Parallel Event Bioenergy - from Research to Market Deployment in a European Context. This event will offer the opportunity to learn more about the latest bioenergy research developments from experts in the field in Europe and to participate in a unique interactive discussion on how to drive this research forward to the market.

As Maria Georgiadou of the European Commission will explain, research, innovation and competitiveness are all three together one of the five pillars of the Commission's Energy Union strategy. In this context, the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) acts as the technology pillar of the EU’s climate and energy policy bringing together the European Commission, the Member States and associated Countries as well as the stakeholder platforms. The SET-Plan aims to accelerate the development and deployment of low-carbon technologies. It seeks to improve new technologies and bring down costs by coordinating national research efforts and helping to finance projects. Key Action Number 8 describes the specific targets for the advancement of “Renewable fuels and bioenergy” within the European Union and its Member States.

Ingvar Landälv, Chair of ETIP Bioenergy ( Steering Committee confirms that the European Technology and Innovation Platform Bioenergy is an industry-led stakeholder platform that brings together relevant actors from academia, industry, and civil society, engaged in the development of sustainable bioenergy and competitive biofuel technologies and which co-operates closely with the EU Commission and relates to Member States. One important task of ETIP Bioenergy is to address the technical and economic barriers which hinder commercial deployment of bioenergy technologies which in turn will contribute to decarbonisation of society.

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EUBCE 2017 Exhibition

The 25th EUBCE Exhibition will take place in parallel to the Conference from 12 to 15 June 2017.

Exhibitors include the following leading players:

EUBCE Presentations Area: The EUBCE Exhibition will feature a dedicated open space where EUBCE Exhibitors will have the opportunity to present their latest innovations, developments and products to all delegates, exhibitors and visitors of the event.

EUBCE 2017 Presentation Area Agenda

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