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Bioenergy towards 2030

May 16, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This workshop, hosted by the 26th European Biomass Conference Exhibition 2018 on the 16th of May, will assess needs and opportunities for research and innovation to meet the targets for the next decade.

In the current year, a series of EU policy initiatives will shape the post-2020 environment for renewable energy and advanced renewable fuels. Besides the negotiations on the Renewable Energy Directive, the plan for the implementation of Action 8 (Renewable fuels and bioenergy) of the EU Strategic Technology Plan (SET-Plan) will be defined. In addition, the preparatory work for the elaboration of the post Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme is progressing, and a first proposal for FP9 is expected shortly after the final details of the EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) are agreed (in early 2019) to be available in a short time.
The event will inform about the role of bioenergy in the scenario of the EU Energy Union, the SET-Plan implementation, and the current status of the for the planning of the new EU programme for research and innovation related to renewable energy (FP9). A final panel of experts will discuss the outlook and the priorities for bioenergy in the European research and innovation agenda towards 2030.


Chairpersons: Patrick Klintbom, Chair ETIP Bioenergy Platform, Antti Arasto, Vice Chair Steering Committee ETIP Bioenergy

13:30 – Welcome and registration

13:45 – Introduction – Patrik Klintbom, Chair Steering Committee ETIP Bioenergy

14:00 – The Energy Union, the SET-Plan and Framework Programmes : opportunities and needs for research, development and innovation in bioenergy – Maria Georgiadou, European Commission, DG RTD.

14:20 – An updated Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for bioenergy – Birger Kerckow, FNR, Germany

14:35 – Inputs for advanced biofuels potential from the DG RTD study “Research and Innovation Perspective of the Mid- and Long-term Potential for Advanced Biofuels in Europe” – Thomas Schleker, European Commission DG RTD.

14:55 – The need for biocommodities to link the available biomass potential to the European feedstock and fuel needs in the coming decades – Wolter Elbersen, Wageningen University of Research.

15:10 – Insights on biofuel innovation from IRENA’s patent database – Jeffrey Skeer, IRENA

15:25 – EERA Bioenergy Joint Research and Development Programmes, status and vision towards 2030 – Juan Carrasco, EERA Bioenergy Joint Programme Coordinator

15:40 – BESTF/ERA-Net Bioenergy Joint Research and Development Projects- status and vision towards 2030 – Kees Kwant, ERA-Net Bioenergy

15.55 – Towards FP9: the views from research centres and universities in renewable energy, Rainer Janssen EUREC

16:10 – Question time

16:20 – Panel debate and open discussion – What outlook and which priorities for bioenergy in the European research and innovation agenda towards 2030?
Moderator: Antti Arasto (VTT/ETIP Bioenergy)
Panellists:, Rainer Janssen, (EUREC), Maria Georgiadou (DG RTD),
Kees Kwant (BESTF/ERA-Net Bioenergy),
Wolter Elbersen (Wageningen UR),
others TBC.

17.00  – Concluding remarks


May 16, 2018
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Bella Center
Center Blvd. 5
Copenhagen, 2300 Denmark


ETIP Bioenergy
ETA-Florence Renewable Energies