Martin Lidegaard, the Danish Minister of Climate, Energy and Building will welcome the delegates of the 21st European Biomass Conference and Exhibition with a speech at the opening session on Monday 3 June.
“On behalf of the Government of Denmark, I most warmly welcome the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition and its delegates to Copenhagen in June 2013. I am looking forward to open this world-class event and to share with you the presentations of the latest key innovations within sustainable bioenergy technologies and solutions.
Denmark has set the course towards becoming a truly green economy with an energy supply entirely independent of fossil fuels by 2050. In a future low carbon economy, bioenergy can play a significant role and contribute substantially to the global energy supply.
It is crucial that the bioeconomy is unfolded in a sustainable and ethically sound way avoiding a negative impact on other global challenges such as scarcity of food and climate change. I am confident that the conference will focus on the potential for balanced solutions to our common challenges.
Danish companies and universities cooperate closely to offer world-class biobased solutions globally. The delegates will meet many of them in Copenhagen in June. I hope every delegate will benefit from the opportunity to exchange knowledge and extend networks.
I wish all the delegates an unforgettable convention experience as well as an enjoyable stay in Denmark – welcome to Copenhagen“.
photo: © Carsten Snejbjerg