The 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.
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.
"Biomass is the corner stone of the bioeconomy which has become an important issue in research and innovation, policy making and business in Europe and around the world.
The use of biomass has tremendous growth potential and substantial benefits. Biomass through it diversity is expected to play a major role to contribute to global food supplies but also to energy (heat, electricity, transport), chemicals and materials. Biomass, thanks to its essentially renewable nature, is also a key factor in reaching the European climate targets. Lastly almost all the biomass used originates in Europe leading to the development of a local bioeconomy which open opportunities to maintain jobs in rural and coastal areas."
Philippe Mauguin, Chair and CEO of INRAE and President of the EUBCE Conference