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18th of January 2011

Sustainable Bioenergy in Central Europe – Global, Regional or Local Strategies for Use and Trade?


Author / Source: Agency for Renewable Ressources, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Global Forum for Food and Agriculture Berlin 2011


Friday, 21st January 2011, 10:00 - 12:00 hrs, ICC Berlin, Room 43


The panel discussion "Sustainable Bioenergy in Central Europe - global, regional or local strategies for use and trade?" is organized by the Agency for Renewable Ressources and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment In this event the EU 2020 targets for renewable energy sources as well as the national Renewable Energy Action Plans and the trade with important bioenergy carriers (biofuels, biogas, pellets) will be presented. The background for this are ambitious targets for bioenergy usage facing limited bioenergy potentials in EU countries. It is important to ask: How can we close the gap and grant secure supply for our countries considering sustainability aspects? Do we need global imports or could we rely on trade with neighbouring countries?

Important in this field are as well the regional impacts of bioenergy usage (positive or negative, considering both domestic and abroad issues). Thus the final discussion will be based on the question how a sustainable bioenergy framework can be designed and whether the strategies for use and trade should be focused on a global, regional or local level?


Organisers: Agency for Renewable Ressources, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety


Agenda

Moderator: Birger Kerckow, Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR)

  1. Introduction to the 4Biomass project (Carina Lemke, Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR))
  2. EU targets for renewable energy sources in 2020 (Peter Rechberger, European Biomass Association (AEBIOM))
  3. Bioenergy in the German Renewable Energy Action Plan (Nicolas Oetzel, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU))
  4. Trade flows and sustainability on the pellet market (Christian Schlagitweit, proPellets Austria)
  5. The biofuel market: Trade flows and sustainability (Elmar Baumann, German biofuels industry association (VDB))
  6. The biogas market – Competition with other sectors (Thomas de Witte, von Thünen Institut (vTI))
  7. Sustainable bioenergy – an NGO point of view (Martina Fleckenstein, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF))
  8. Discussion


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This project is implemented through
the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF