Title:

Biomass and Energy Crops V

Where:

Brussels, Belgium

Start Date:

Tuesday 20th October

Description:

20-22 October 2015, Bedford Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

 

Identifying the most appropriate uses of biomass to ensure delivery of the greatest benefit is a key objective of current research. This requires evaluation of biomass and energy crops, conversion technologies, use of by-products and the development of integrated management systems. This research complements efforts to ensure biomass products remain competitive in a volatile market.

 

As attention increasingly shifts towards deployment of biomass in Europe, this conference provides a timely opportunity to exchange ideas and foster closer collaboration and mutual understanding to identify how we can most effectively use biomass as one means of reducing dependence on fossil fuels. The conference provides an ideal forum for stakeholders to meet and discuss future research.

 

The key themes with associated topics will be:

 

Production

 

Agronomy, crop selection, breeding, multifunctionality, land and water use, ecosystem services and impacts

 

Supply Chain and Logistics

 

Storage and drying, processing, development of equipment, transport, densification, temporal and spatial considerations

 

Conversion and Utilisation

 

Feedstock composition and quality, conversion plant performance and emissions, product diversification.

 

A final platform session will bring together aspects of the three sessions in order to explore whole system and lifecycle analyses, carbon balance, sustainability, social context and economics.

 

Invited speakers include Tim Volk, Gustaf Melin Adam Brown and Nilay Shah.

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