Advanced Biofuels Events and Training Courses
and related Bioenergy and Sustainable Transport Events
Important Disclaimer: Please note, this page includes links to third-party events and training courses on advanced biofuels and related topics. The sole responsibility for the content of these events lies with the organisers and speakers. The presentations made and views expressed at these events do not reflect the opinions or position of the European Biofuels Technology Platform. Neither the EBTP, EBTP-SABS nor the European Commission is responsible for any use that may be made of any information or opinions presented.
27-28 March 2017
4th UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event
London, United Kingdom
The event is the fourth of a series of UNI-SET “Energy Clustering Events” which will take place in 2016 and 2017 to discuss and stimulate the development of innovative research and education programmes in the energy field. The events seek to mobilise the European university community to tackle the “energy challenge” by fostering exchange and collaboration between researchers, educators and other stakeholders, framed by the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) and the Energy Union.
The event in London will provide opportunities for clustering, consortia building and knowledge sharing. The main themes of the event, around which sessions will be programmed, are derived from two core priorities of the SET-Plan:
The event is organised in the framework of the FP7 UNI-SET project, an action implemented jointly by the European University Association (EUA) and KU Leuven, which represents the universities in KIC InnoEnergy. The UNI-SET ECEs are mainly intended for EUA member universities participating in the UNI-SET Universities Survey.
The event will offer insights into innovative programmes and approaches from a multidisciplinary perspective through examples, lessons learnt and other best practice. The conference participants will also contribute to the development of a roadmap and ultimately a strategic agenda for universities as important stakeholders in the future energy society. The overall goal is to strengthen inter-university cooperation and thus the voice of universities in the development of energy policy at EU level. The goal is also to make visible the substantial contribution of universities in implementing the European Energy Union.
The UNI-SET Energy Clustering Events provide a platform for networking and exchange of views with a forward-look towards the future energy society and the need to better prepare the next generation of Master and Doctorate graduates. Specifically, the events will be of interest to university leaders in the field of energy (e.g. rectors and vice-rectors, deans, heads of institutional energy initiatives, with an interest in innovative approaches for energy research and education), as well as other stakeholders from the energy research, education and policy development.
May 3, 2017
Cooperation in European energy research & innovation: reality and expectations (EERA policy event 2017)
A joint and coordinated effort of all stakeholders is essential to advance energy research and innovation in Europe. Cooperation is at the core of the Integrated Strategic Energy Technology (SET)-Plan (launched in September 2015 and recently assessed by the European Commission in its its progress report), which requires greater integration and coordination of the different players to accelerate the transformation of the European energy system. But how does this idea translate in practice? What is the status of stakeholder cooperation in energy R&I in Europe and how do the different actors involved (universities and research organisations, industry, Member States, European institutions, international organisations and other stakeholders) coordinate priorities and activities, both internally and with each other?
The EERA policy event 2017 will be the opportunity for the stakeholders in the energy R&I community to discuss their views on cooperation, what it means for them and how to work together to achieve the objectives of the Integrated SET-Plan and the innovation goals set out in the Commission´s 2016 “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package (commonly referred to as the “Winter Package”) to support a more competitive, modern and cleaner energy system.
The event will also be the occasion to announce the EERA new Chair and Vice-Chair and to hear EERA new Chair´s first address to the stakeholder community.
17-19 May 2017
Advanced Biofuels Conference
Biofuels are an ever important piece in the transition to a fossil fuel-free world. Advanced biofuels, being sustainable and regardless of resources or technology, grown in forests or on agricultural land are vital in keeping global warming below 2°C as agreed. The transport sectors in aviation, maritime and on land benefit from biofuels bringing growth to a bioeconomy, adding security to supply, energy and cost.
While the market is ready, fossil fuel prices are at low levels and there are different political ambitions on both national and European levels. What long-term policy and instruments will the European Union adopt to reduce CO2 emissions? How can the industry create business opportunities for this emerging market, taking advantage of technological innovations?
Biofuels have the potential to unlock the downward trend in increasing carbon emissions from the transport sector, replacing fossil carbon with renewable carbon. The technology is there, the investments are promising, the time is right. Come and listen to the leading experts in biofuels, make your voice heard and together we will create the right conditions for biofuels, for today and tomorrow!
22-23 May 2017
4th International Conference on Renewable Energy Gas Technology, REGATEC 2017
Pacengo (Verona), Italy
REGATEC 2017 has a technical and industrial focus and is directed towards microbial and thermochemical conversion of biomass and waste to biomethane, Power-to-gas, biomass gasification for CHP production, and cryogenic upgrading/liquefaction. REGATEC includes plenary and parallel sessions, a poster session, an exhibition and Network Plus (scheduled B2B meetings) and offers excellent opportunities to find new collaboration and business partners. The latest advances within biogas, biomass gasification and Power-to-gas together including experiences of pilot, demo and industrial scale facilities will be presented by 60+ experts.
19-21 September 2017
tcbiomass2017: The Global Future of Bioenergy
Chicago, United States
Join us at tcbiomass2017, the international conference on thermochemical biomass conversion science. Event participants will hear the latest research, development, and deployment results for biomass conversion technologies as institutions from around the world present their findings. Keynote speakers will address the global market for biofuels and policy decisions affecting research and commercialization. Researchers and technology developers will share their process innovations to enable the production of clean heat and power, transportation fuels, chemicals, biochar, and other high-value products. A poster session will feature other insights from professional and student researchers, including the work of tcbiomass2017 Student Poster Challenge competitors.
25-26 September 2017
4th edition of the International Conference WASTES: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities
Wastes 2017 is a joint organization of CVR - Centre for Waste Valorization and FEUP and once again aims at bringing together experts from the Waste Management and Recycling sectors from around the world, offering state of the art knowledge and sharing experiences. The Conference is organized, but not restricted, to the following topics: Wastes as construction materials; Wastes as fuels; Waste treatment technologies; MSW management; Recycling of wastes and materials recovery; Wastes from new materials (nanomaterials, electronics, composites, etc.); Environmental, economic and social aspects in waste management and Circular economy. Authors are invited to submit their contribution as full or short papers and, likewise the 2015 edition, all full papers accepted will be included in a book published by CRC Press – Taylor& Francis Group, that will be proposed to Scopus for indexing, while the short papers accepted will be included in the Book of Proceedings of the Conference (with ISSN).
27-28 September 2017
6th International Conference on Ethanol from Lignocellulosics
Following the success of the five International Conferences on Lignocellulosic Ethanol, the Directorate General for Energy of the European Commission is organising the 6th Conference in Brussels in close cooperation with the industry. The Conference will be facilitated by NOVOZYMES as the lead Sponsor. The conference will gather industry representatives, policy makers and other stakeholders to discuss the main challenges and opportunities of the lignocellulosic ethanol sector in Europe and globally in achieving a sustainable energy future and a low-emission mobility. Industry leaders will look at the current commercialization phase and progress made towards a competitive bioeconomy.