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20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition 2012 / Call for Papers available

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In 2012 the 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (20th EU BC&E) will take place in downtown Milan, at the Milano Convention Centre - MiCo (Conference 18-22 June; Exhibition 18-21 June). The international science and technology Conference of the 20th EU BC&E is the leading Conference in the field of Biomass, comprising more than 800 presentations in plenary, oral and visual sessions. The 20th EU BC&E attracts policy and industry decision makers through several parallel events, addressing special topics which are currently in the focus of discussion.
When Jun 18, 2012 06:00 AM to
Jun 21, 2012 09:00 PM
Where Milano Convention Centre. Milan, Italy
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Contact Phone +39 055 500 2280
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Welcome to the 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition

In 2012 the 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (20th EU BC&E) will take place in downtown Milan, at the Milano Convention Centre - MiCo (Conference 18-22 June; Exhibition 18-21 June).

The international science and technology Conference of the 20th EU BC&E is the leading Conference in the field of Biomass, comprising more than 800 presentations in plenary, oral and visual sessions. The 20th EU BC&E attracts policy and industry decision makers through several parallel events, addressing special topics which are currently in the focus of discussion.

In addition to the Conference Programme, the 20th EU BC&E features four thematic highlights with strong industry relevance. These are ‘conference-in-conference’ events that fully address current ‘hot topics’ in the biomass sector:

  • A parallel event on ‘Biogas upgrading and grid injection’
  • A special industry show on ‘Biogas goes Europe’
  • A further side event on ‘Biowaste to Energy’
  • A forum on 'Bioenergy in Smart Grids'


Conference General Chairman Message

Dear Colleagues of the Global Scientific Biomass Community,

Biomass is a raw material with a multitude of applications, suitable to replace fossil resources, for use both as an energy source as well as for material utilization.

For a sustainable energy supply, biomass is indispensable; but it is also limited, is not sufficient for all applications, and it ranks in priority after food and feed.

Biomass technology has changed from an ancient but newly discovered technology to a serious, modern form of supply for the society of today and tomorrow, a key element of sustainability and a significant economic factor.  

Thus the tasks of the biomass community include finding solutions to overcome the competition between the different methods of utilization, identifying conversion paths with the highest degree of sustainability and bringing together bioenergy concepts with other renewable energies. These tasks, in their full spectrum, also will be reflected in the 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition and its motto: “Setting the course for a biobased economy”.

The variety of topics linked to these tasks is manifold, leading to the horizontal approach of the Conference, which is typical for the biomass sector and essential for finding concepts with a holistic background. Nevertheless the problems to be solved need highly sophisticated approaches. This evokes the need for dedicated events with a high degree of thematical profundity. This is the reason why we decided to complement the proven horizontal concept of the Conference with new vertically-oriented elements dedicated to the following topics: “Biogas Upgrading and Grid Injection”, “Biogas goes Europe”, “Biowaste to Energy” and “Bioenergy in Smart Grids”.

With this “Conference-in-Conference” concept, we enable the delegates to gather information on a special topic presented by selected experts in a very condensed form and discuss such with the essential stakeholders during the course of only one day. 

It is our great pleasure to welcome the global biomass community in June 2012 to the marvelous City of Milan, which is the capital of Lombardy, the heart of Italy’s bioenergy industry. The city will also host the World Expo 2015 with the theme: “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, that obviously brings our challenge to the point and will mobilize the region’s efforts towards achieving our targets. I look forward to welcoming you to the 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition from 18th - 22nd June 2012. Let us face the challenge and confront together one of the greatest tasks of our century: the transformation towards sustainability. Let us together set the course for a biobased economy!

Yours sincerely,

Dr.-Ing. B. Krautkremer
Fraunhofer Institute IWES
Head of Bioenergy System Technology

 

Call for Papers open and online! Deadline 30 January 2012

As a valued member of the global Biomass Community you are very welcome to submit your paper and participate in this large specialized biomass event in Europe in 2012. 

The subjects of the 20th EU BC&E result from the experiences of the previous successful EU BC&E conferences. The subjects have been further developed and structured and include the most recent scientific, technology, and market trends. Detailed information about Conference subjects and submission procedures are available in the Call for Papers.

Call for Papers (pdf-download).

All biomass specialists are invited to contribute and to present innovative development, progress, and scientific results to the global biomass community and to submit their abstracts by 30 January 2012.

Peer Review: A selected number of submitted papers will be invited for a Peer Review Process for publication in a renowned scientific journal. Please indicate if you would be interested in submitting a final scientific paper for Peer Review.

EU BC&E Student Awards: To encourage high-quality work amongst young researchers, the EU BC&E Student Awards will be given on the occasion of the 20th EU BC&E in recognition of outstanding students’ research in the field of biomass. 

Citability of Papers: All submitted final papers of plenary, oral and visual presentations will be published online and coded by a digital identifier (DOI code)provided by the German National Library of Science and Technology. This guarantees an unequivocal and permanent identification and citability of all papers of the Conference Proceedings.

Information for Exhibitors

Where Business Meets
 
The 20th EU BC&E - Exhibition will take place in parallel to the Conference at the Milano Convention Centre - MiCo - Italy, from 18 to 21 June 2012. The 20th EU BC&E, one of the most important events of the biomass sector, provides an excellent international platform for exchange between experts in the field of research, industry and politics. The exhibition area for the 20th EU BC&E will be expanded in 2012 and adapted to the new industry topics.

4 good reasons to join the exhibition:

  • Present your company, products and services to a broad audience of biomass specialists
  • Create and enhance successful business opportunities by meeting colleagues, researchers, experts, industry players and decision makers
  • Get updated with the latest research and industry developments in the worldwide biomass sector in order to adapt your marketing strategies
  • Ensure the presence of your company at an international event with a significant annual contribution to the enhanced growth of this sector 
     

About 2,000 participants from 70 countries are expected to discuss new markets, production methods and applications, but also policies, standards and incentives in the field of biomass.

Access to the Exhibition is open for public and free of charge.

International Support and Cooperation

The EU BC&E is held at different venues throughout Europe, and ranks as one of the leading events specialized in biomass. It is supported by European and international organisations such as the European Commission, UNESCO - United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation - Natural Sciences Sector, Regione Lombardia, WCRE - World Council for Renewable Energy, and EUBIA - the European Biomass Industry Association.

The Technical Programme is coordinated by the European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre.
The 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition is a joint project of ETA-Florence Renewable Energies and WIP-Renewable Energies.


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