EUBIONET III Workshop: Bioenergy for industry : minutes

K. Veijonen, E. Alakangas, J.M. Jossart, H.M. Junginger

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Objective of this workshop was to get a state of the art overview regarding biomass trade and its related standardization issues; to bring together stakeholders of the new industrial sectors which possibly could use biomass for energy. By new industrial users we mean such sectors, which so far have not been so much involved in bioenergy projects. These sectors will be identified during the project, but could include for example metal and construction material industries, etc. Our objective was also to obtain insights in current uses (including best practices), barriers to further utilization in the European Union, and the importance of biomass trade; to learn about success stories from market actors in these new industries that utilize biomass for energy. The aim was also to get an overview why new industries are aspiring to increase bioenergy utilization and which difficulties they face in practise. Likewise, if industries choose not to utilize biomass as an energy source, we would like to hear what are the main reasons for doing so. Biomass trade was especially highlighted, as large amounts of biomass are often not available at the place of demand, and thus trade may play a pivotal role in increasing bioenergy use.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Place of PublicationBrussels
PublisherEuropean Union’s Intelligent Energy Programme
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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