3. 7. 2017
EU

greenGain at 25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition at Stockholm

Together with FNR, SYNCOM represented greenGain at the 25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) in Stockholm from 12th-15th June with an oral presentation by Mini Bajaj on chances and challenges of biomass from landscape conservation and maintenance work (LCMW). The conference was attended by 1537 delegates from 70 countries. More than 850 oral and visual presentations covering the entire scope of biomass value chains were given. In addition, two parallel events and five workshops were conducted during EUBCE.

This year the European Commission Joint Research Centre coordinated the 25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) on 12th to 15th June at Stockholm. The global biomass community was invited to discuss the policies, latest developments in the sector as well as innovative applications of biomass by industry and academia. The greenGain project coordinator FNR was one of the supporting organisations of the EUBCE. At their booth in the exhibition area, FNR displayed and disseminated greenGain information material along with their other work and projects for the whole duration of conference.

More than 850 oral and visual presentations covering the entire scope of biomass value chains were given. SYNCOM represented greenGain in the industry oral session “Optimisation of systems and methods for improvements in feedstock production and supply”. In this session, Mini Bajaj described the chances and challenges of biomass from LCMW in conversion routes on different scales, investigated within greenGain project (D4.2). The presentation was followed by short discussion on appropriate pre-treatments of LCMW biomass for energetic utilisation at local scale. The possibility to utilize the LCMW biomass potential at national and EU scale via catalytic pyrolysis generated interest especially for Spain because of high biomass potential and existing refineries in the south. The next presentation in the session evaluated a purpose-designed machine for grass harvesting and pre-processing in orchards and vineyards in Italy, which is also relevant to the supply chain assessment in the greenGain project.

Among the attended talks by SYNCOM, “Biomass supply logistics” was one of the interesting sessions. This session had some presentations with objectives of energetic utilisation of biomass coming from landscape maintenance. In this session, gasification and pyrolysis were recognised as conversion pathways for the biomass obtained from the maintenance of a river in northern Italy. For vineyard prunings, its transformation into wood chips in a micro plant was presented. SYNCOM informed the presenters about greenGain as well exchanged knowledge on LCMW biomass valorisation during discussions and networking.

Author: Mini Bajaj

Photo 1 by Mini Bajaj and photo 2 by Wibke Baumgarten.

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