Systems workshops underway across the UK

The Supergen Bioenergy Hub team are delivering a series of workshops across the UK to evaluate the potential, the changing role and the challenges of bioenergy deployment to 2050 and beyond.

Co-ordinated by Mirjam Röder, the lead on the Topic Group of systems research, the workshops are an opportunity to discuss the role of bioenergy in the future energy system and provide knowledge, ideas and thoughts to inform policy. Participants are invited from all backgrounds who are interested in bioenergy supply chains, systems and beyond, including those working in social science, economics and policy.

Two workshops have already taken place in Manchester and Birmingham, with in-depth discussions taking place on a range of questions covering:

  • What forms of bioenergy and biofuels will the UK require over the timeline to 2050 and beyond?
  • How big does the contribution from bioenergy and bioproducts need to be for the future UK energy system and bioeconomy?
  • What and how much biomass will be needed and how will this change?
  • What technologies and processes should be prioritised and how will that change over the timeline to 2050 and beyond?
  • What are the tipping points that will enable scale-up of sustainable bioenergy deployment?

The findings will be published as a research output and reported directly to UK policymakers. If you would like to attend one of the upcoming workshops, you can still register you place below:

20 July, 10am-1pm, Cardiff  This event will now take place online  (all stakeholders)

27 July, 10am-3pm, Edinburgh (all stakeholders)

28 July, 10am-3pm, Belfast (all stakeholders)