5th Central European Biomass Conference 2017, Graz, Austria

The countdown has started: Since the beginning of October, the programme and the registration for the 5th Central European Biomass Conference (CEBC2017) – the leading event of the Central European biomass sector – are online. From 18th to 20th January 2017, Graz as the green heart of Austria, becomes the international biomass capital. The organizers expect more than 1,000 visitors from all continents. The speakers and partners of the conference are also international. Participants from 30 nations will complete 156 lectures in 18 thematically structured blocks as well as five excursions. The highlights of the 5th Central European Biomass Conference are events organized by the International Energy Agency and the World Bioenergy Association, with special emphasis on the areas of sustainability at regional and national scale and sustainability considerations for different value chains, biomass-combustion-based grids and hybrid systems and lowest-emission biomass combustion systems,  advanced technologies for the realization of a biobased economy,  and heat and electricity from biomass. In addition, fuel characterization and quality assurance as well as consumer attitudes, markets and policies are discussed. An informative excursion programme and an industry forum cover the spectrum from theory to practice. Own days will be dedicated to the fields of biogas and pellets. An extensive side programme with social events as well as an Africa-EU B2B-Matchmaking event offer enough space for networking. The “Hauslbauer” fair, which takes place at the same time with around 40,000 visitors and a traditional focus on energy supply in the building sector, is an excellent addition to the conference.
The CEBC2017 aims to bring together protagonists from all areas of regional bioenergy use. Based on current experiences and technological developments, new impulses are set for the energy transition. Bioenergy in Central Europe is a success story that can be pushed and rolled out all over the world. The regional use of biomass reduces CO2 emissions, purchasing power outflow, dependency on fossil fuels and creates additional jobs.
+ The programme is available for download here: http://www.cebc.at/en/programme/program-overview/
 + The registration is available here: http://www.cebc.at/en/registration/
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