EUBCE is a major event in the biomass sector calendar, being a platform to share research results, latest developments and innovative bioenergy applications from industry and the policy context.
The 26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition - EUBCE 2018 - will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark in May 2018 and is now calling for abstracts. For over 30 years, the event has acted as an interface between science, industry and policy makers, addressing the role of bioenergy at worldwide level.
“It is clear that, for the mitigation of climate change and the decarbonisation of energy we need a transformation of the economy, not a marginal change” said Dr Nicolae Scarlat, Technical Programme Chair. “The replacement of fossil fuels and keeping fossil carbon in the ground in the shortest possible time is absolutely essential. This brings new opportunities and challenges for development to deliver sustainable bioenergy with cost effective pathways and lower greenhouse gas emissions. There is no doubt that bioenergy has a central and indispensable role to play in this endeavour”.
Dr Scarlat added that bioenergy needs a new impetus to move from sustainability debate into sustainable action based on up-to-date evidence and experience acquired. The focus is now how to achieve full bioenergy potential and better bridge the gap between research to industrial implementation. It is obvious that it is a question of how biomass can be utilised for replacing fossil fuels for renewable energy, fuels, chemicals and materials production, within the wider bioeconomy and not whether biomass should be used. For this, the most effective bioenergy pathways that deliver robust GHG reductions that contributes to the climate changes goals need to be prioritised.
In 2018, the core of the traditional EUBCE conference will be held over 4 days; there will however be an extension to the conference and exhibition in order to show the achievements in the field of biomass utilisation technologies and supporting policies in Denmark, as well as integrating bioproducts into traditional fossil-based system, that are an integral part of the country becoming fossil-free by 2050.
The call for abstracts is open until November 6th 2017.