ESF-COST High-level Research Conference on The Future Role of Bio-energy from Tree Biomass in Europe

Venue: Vienna

Location: Vienna, Austria

Event Date/Time: Nov 06, 2011 End Date/Time: Nov 11, 2011
Registration Date: Oct 06, 2011
Early Registration Date: Sep 22, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 16, 2011
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The Directive on the promotion of energy from renewable sources (RES-D; Directive 2009/28/EC) sets a binding target for the EU to achieve a 20 % renewable energy share by 2020, in which the largest contribution is expected to come from biomass from agriculture, forestry and waste for heat and power generation as well as transport fuels.

In 2011, the Year of the Forest, the COST-ESF High-level Research Conference will contribute to understanding bio-energy drivers, options and impacts on forest growing, management and production of traditional goods and services in the future.

The scientific programme will focus on:
•Obstacles to achieve the 20-20 goal
•Role of forest biomass in comparison to other renewable forms of energy
•Competition for land (forest vs agriculture)
•Competition for biomass (against pulp and paper)
•Potential emission reduction (expected effect of bio-energy)
•Cascaded utilization of wood products

The conference will feature lectures by invited high-level speakers, short talks by young and early stage researchers, poster sessions and open discussion periods as well as a forward look panel discussion about future developments.


Additional Information

If you wish to attend a conference, you must submit an online application form before 16 August 2011. Some grants are available to young and early stage researchers.