Supergen Bioenergy Hub at EUBCE 2021, 26-29 April, online

The 29th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) will be taking place online during 26-29 April and we are delighted to announce that several researchers from our member institutions will be taking part, presenting their latest research in the areas below, through a mixture of plenary and keynote presentations, oral presentations and posters:

    • Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage
    • Sustainability of bioenergy systems
    • Bio-gas fast pyrolysis
    • Biomass resource potential
    • Technologies for biomass valorisation
    • Biofuel blending and purification

The overarching conference topics for this year’s EUBCE are:

Topic 1: Sustainable resources for decarbonising the economy

Topic 2: Biomass conversion for bioenergy

Topic 3: Biomass conversion to intermediate bioenergy carriers, sustainable biofuels and bio-based products

Topic 4: Sustainable bioeconomy – Impacts and policies

Topic 5: Bioenergy integration

This year the Hub will be represented at EUBCE 2021 by:

Monday 26 April

Alberto Almena-Ruiz (Aston University) will be presenting “Opportunities and challenges for BECCS systems supporting net-zero emission targets” during the Scientific Opening Plenary Session on 26 April between 08:00-09:00 BST. This plenary is free to attend, therefore open to anyone who wishes to find out more about the whole impact of the BECCS value-chain, presented through two case studies.

Patricia Thornley (Aston University) will be chairing the session Environmental Impacts of Bioenergy on 26 April between 15:15-16:15 BST.

Tuesday 27 April

Andrew Welfle (University of Manchester) will be presenting “Decarbonising Kenya’s Domestic & Industry Sectors through Bioenergy: Biomass Resource Potential & GHG Performances” during the Strategies for Biomass Integration in Energy Systems & Implementation in a Flexible Environment session, on 27 April between 14:00-15:00 BST.

Daniel Chernick (University of Leeds) will be presenting his work titled “How viable are MSW-derived bio-based solvents: A techno economic and environmental sustainability analysis” during the Technologies for Biomass Valorization and Production of Bio-Based Chemicals session on 27 April between 16:30-17:30 BST.

Wednesday 28 April

Mirjam Röder (Aston University) will be presenting “Understanding Trade-Offs of Modern Bioenergy Solutions to Enable Sustainable Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries” during the Socio-Economic Methods and Analysis session on 28 April between 14:00-15:00 BST.

Scott Wiseman (University of Leeds) will be presenting his poster titled “A Study of the Physical Properties of Cellulose Derived Biofuel Component Blends and their Blends with Diesel” during the Biorefineries II session on 28 April between 14:00-15:00 BST.

Katie Chong (Aston University) will be presenting “The Net-Zero Potential of Bio-Gas Fast Pyrolysis for the Agricultural Sector” during the Improving Efficiencies of Power and Methane Processes on 28 April between 15:15-16:15 BST.

Patricia Thornley (Aston University) will also be chairing the session Life Cycle Environmental Impacts of Bioenergy on 28 April between 16:30-17:30 BST.

Thursday 29 April

Jonathan Wagner (Loughborough University) will be presenting on “Algae-Based Bio-Methane Fuel Purification and Carbon Sequestration” during the Biogas Production and Feedstock Pretreatment session on 29 April between 10:45-11:45 BST.

Andrew Welfle (University of Manchester) will also be delivering a Keynote Presentation during the Sustainability and Positive Impacts session on 29 April between 09:15-10:30 BST, titled “Introducing the Bioenergy Sustainability Indicator Model: A Framework for Assessing the Environmental, Economic & Social Sustainability Performances of Bioenergy“.

To ensure you don’t miss out hearing from our researchers, in addition to gaining access to a large programme of talks and presentations, register for your place for EUBCE 2021 by clicking here.