21. - 22. 10. 2016

Biomass from landscape conservation and maintenance work as a source of renewable energy: greenGain project conference and workshop

The greenGain project organized a conference and a workshop on the role of biomass from landscape conservation and maintenance work for renewable energy production. The events took place on 21. – 22. 10. 2016 in Lower Saxony (Germany). Presentations and discussions were accompanied by a site visit to a company Raiffeisen Agil in Leese and participation at the fair Heating with wood (Heizen mit Holz).


  • Exploring the potential of these biomass sources
  • Looking for best ways how to utilize it
  • Analyzing related policies, governance and economic viability
  • Sharing experiences from various European regions

Date: 21. – 22. 10. 2016

Location: Hotel Park Soltau (Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany)

PROGRAM (view on a separate page or as a PDF)

21. 10.2016 Conference and workshop (Soltau)

22. 10.2016 Site visit (company Raiffeisen Agil in Leese) and Fair “Heizen mit Holz” (Fuhrberg near Hannover)

Speakers Profiles


Uwe R Fritsche (IINAS)

Hermann Hansen/Wibke Baumgarten (FNR)

Cristina Calderón (AEBIOM)

Berien Elbersen (WAGENINGEN UR)

Frederik Köster (LiPRO Energy)

Daniel García Galindo (CIRCE)

Calliope Panoutsou (Imperial College London)/Berien Elbersen (WAGENINGEN UR)

Jens Eden (Lower Nature Protection Agency, Friesland county)

Ulrike Jungemann (section Regional Development, Rotenburg county)

Ralf Ratajczak (road maintenance agency Bremervörde)

Arne Memmen (Betrieb Agrarservice Memmen) (Photo © Arne Memmen)

Andreas Melle (K-Nord)

Christian Kühn (Bayernfonds BestEnergy 1 GmbH & Co. KG)