• Organised by Association of Applied Biologists AAB - co-organised by ROKWOOD
  • Date 20 - 22 October 2015
  • Place The Bedford Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

The final conference of the ROKWOOD project will be part of the "Biomass and Energy Crops V" organised by AAB in Brussels.

A dedicated session on Tuesday 20 October 2015 is foreseen to inform stakeholders about the outputs of the project and give room for networking with experts from the energy crops sector. Please contact Valeria Magnolfi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) of EUBIA if you like to take part free of charge in this session.

Identifying the most appropriate uses of biomass to ensure delivery of the greatest benefit is a key objective of current research. This requires evaluation of biomass and energy crops, conversion technologies, use of byproducts and the development of integrated management systems. This research complements efforts to ensure biomass products remain competitive in a volatile market.

As attention increasingly shifts towards deployment of biomass in Europe, this conference provides a timely opportunity to exchange ideas and foster closer collaboration and mutual understanding to identify how we can most effectively use biomass as one means of reducing dependence on fossil fuels. The conference provides an ideal forum for stakeholders to meet and discuss future research.

The conference is being scheduled to coincide with the conclusion of two EU funded Framework 7 projects. Rokwood (http://www.rokwood.eu) is focused on the future policy framework, R&D projects and international co-operation for short rotation woody crops. LogistEC (www.logistecproject.eu) aims to develop new or improved logistics and supply chain technologies. In addition, the conference is being co-sponsored by SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub (www.supergen-bioenergy.net) which brings together industry, academia and other stakeholders to increase sustainable bioenergy deployment in the UK.