21. - 21. 11. 2017

FINAL CONFERENCE: Biomass from landscape conservation and maintenance work as a source of renewable energy

The final conference of the greenGain project has been organised in cooperation with AEBIOM during the annual conference European Bioenergy Future on 21. 11. 2017 in Brussels. Speakers presented interesting results of the greenGain project and shared experience from various European regions, learning how to increase market uptake of biomass residues originating during landscape conservation and maintenance work for renewable energy production.

Biomass from landscape conservation such as chips produced from woody biomass along roads and rivers or grass from public parks can supply existing bioenergy operators in European regions at local level.


Thomas Schleker, European Commission

Wibke Baumgarten, FNR

Christiane Volkmann, FNR

Klaus Lenz, SYNCOM

Maider Gomez, CIRCE

Aline Clalüna, COALS

Federico De Filippi, Sogesca

Juanjo Mayans, Serra



(Program in PDF format)

08:00 – 08:10  Welcoming & Introduction ”The greenGain project and its regional, national and international goals”

Christiane Volkmann, Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V.


08:10 – 09:45 Policies, funding and opportunities for energy utilization of biomass from landscape conservation and maintenance work (LCMW)

08:10 – 08:30 Support of bioenergy in the Horizon 2020 Work Program “Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy” (Thomas Schleker, DG RTD)

08:30 – 08:55 Role of bioenergy and LCMW utilization in the EU countries and regions (Wibke Baumgarten, Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V.)

08:55 – 09:20 Policy, Finance and Governance. Frameworks which increase market uptake of LCMW biomass (Christiane Volkmann, Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V.)

09:20 – 09:45 Valorization of biomass from landscape and maintenance work. Chances and challenges for businesses (Klaus Lenz, SYNCOM)


09:45 – 10:00 Coffee/tea break


10:00 – 11:20 Regional experiences, European solutions? Local good practices

10:00 – 10:20 LCMW biomass potential assessment and pilot experience implementation in the model regions (Maider Gomez Palmero, CIRCE)

10:20 – 10:40 Hedgerows on banks in Friesland, Germany (Aline Clalüna, COALS)

10:40 – 11:00 Establishing a biomass logistic platform in the Umbria region, Italy (Federico De Filippi, SOGESCA)

11:00 – 11:20 Public parks and pellets production in the Serra municipality, Spain (Juanjo Mayans, Serra municipality)


11:20 – 11:30 Summary

Christiane Volkmann, Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. (FNR)


11:30 – 13:00 Card Exchange Lunch

A 30-minute, interactive card exchange session with stakeholders which will be followed by a Belgian-themed lunch.


13:00 – 18:00 The program continues with the rest of the European Bioenergy Future program (agenda available at www.conference.aebiom.org)

Speaker profiles

Speaker profiles in PDF format