8th of January 2010
International 4Biomass Conference
Author / Source: Carina Lemke, Petr Tluka
International Conference 4Biomass
1st /2nd December 2009, Budapest
The International Conference 4Biomass took place on the 1st and 2nd of December in Budapest and was hosted by the Hungarian partner of the project, Energy Centre Hungary.
In the morning, after several preparations for the conference Interviews on general project content were held among already present project partners. These interviews can soon be seen on YouTube.
The public conference has been opened by the lead partner of the project (FNR; Mr. Birger Kerckow). Major topics of the conference were dealing with sustainable exploitation of biomass, utilization of biomass in Central Europe and REAP activities.
The first major point of the conference was a Workshop on Demoprojects on 1st of December.
It was lead by the Work Package leader Emanuele Scoditti (ENEA) and started with the presentation of the principal characteristics of this task and then continued putting in evidence the guidelines relevant to the identification of the demonstration projects. Immediately, afterwards, project partners from eight countries presented their respective examples of demoprojects. At the end of the eight presentations, Mr. Scoditti put in evidence some points, summarising the results coming out from the eight presentations: (in case of interest on those presentations please contact Carina Lemke or Petr Tluka)
Then the following points have been widely discussed:
The discussion continued until the foreseen end, and the items of certain interest have been developed, giving exhaustive answers to the various questions placed. In particular the discussion focused on the convenience, also in terms of CO2 saving, of the production of electric energy from solid biomass instead of thermal energy, took most of the time.
After a Coffee break the difficult topic of Criteria for CE Biomass Network Centres (presentation) was discussed among the participants. Besides the big problems on financing and way of establishment (platform?) critical points of the discussion were:
It was decided to ask the JTS for approval on the general idea of the website as a ‚ÄúNational Competence Centre‚ÄĚ (task for FNR/ Lemke) before more work on the design of the platform was conducted.
Open for the public, four presentations concerning the Biomass policy in Central Europe were held in the morning session of the conference.
After the lunch break, a panel discussion took place at the conference with experts discussing the following topics:
Experts, who took part at the panel discussion were:
Public Relations - The conference has received major press presence as journalists from newspapers, radio and TV have attended the press conference. The project and the conference have been promoted in several Hungarian journals and newspapers as well as in radio and Hungarian TV. You can view the news in here (4Biomass news comes at 2:50 from the end)
This project is implemented through
the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF