Successful and fruitful biomass conference in Copenhagen

Networking, industrial valorization and knowledge transfer were on the agenda, when FACCE SURPLUS hosted a stand at the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) in Copenhagen.

The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) is a world class annual event which, since 1980, is held at different venues throughout Europe. It is the most frequented international conference for the biomass sector and for more than 30 years it has been serving as the global meeting point for biomass experts from research, development and the industry.

It was therefore a matter of course that FACCE SURPLUS hosted a stand at this year’s EUBCE, which was held in Copenhagen on 14-17 May 2018. Here, projects funded within the frame of the ERA-NET could connect with numerous representatives from the biomass transformation sector, including industry representatives.

Feedbacks were collected during and after the event on the suitability of the FACCE SUPRLUS participation to the event: these were very positive, in particular for the researchers who had had the opportunity to address an audience which is not reached at “usual” events.

Coordinator of FACCE SURPLUS, Nicolas Tinois says:

- EUBCE is a world leading event in the biomass sector, and the FACCE SURPLUS stand was a great opportunity to increase the visibility of the funded projects. The potential for synergies between FACCE SURPLUS and participants at this event was very high, and this positive experience will be repeated and even extended to include more FACCE SURPLUS research projects from the co-funded calls in 2019.

One of the participants was Jacek Krzyżak who represented the MISCOMAR project. This project focuses on the development of techniques for biomass production on marginal and contaminated land in Europe thus avoiding conflicts with food production.

- The presentation of MISCOMAR during the conference was very important and fruitful. I had an opportunity to meet other biomass specialists, as well as become familiar with the latest news from biomass and bioenergy network. For me, the most important contact was meeting people from Supergene Bioenergy Hub and Brisk2 Biofuels Research Infrastructure. We had the chance to discuss contaminated biomass conversion techniques and I hope that it will result in new project ideas and proposals in the nearest future.

 The EUBCE 2019 will be held in Lisbon, Portugal.

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