The 27th edition of the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition will be taking place in Lisbon on 27-30 May 2019.


The EUBCE conference programme will address topics from biomass to bioliquids and biofuels for heat and electricity, transport and biobased products. It will cover all aspects of each value chain, from supply and logistics to conversion technologies, from industrial application of research results to impacts on the environment, from market and trade aspects to policy strategies, not least to the role of biomass as a source in integrated energy systems.


The EUBCE is supported by European and international organizations such as the European Commission, UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – Natural Sciences Sector, WCRE – the World Council for Renewable Energy, EUBIA – the European Biomass Industry Association, The Central European Initiative, The Global Bioenergy Partnership and other organisations. The Technical Programme is coordinated by European Commission, Joint Research Centre.


The ADVANCEFUEL project cordially invites stakeholders from the biomass and bioenergy sector to join the project’s third workshop on the afternoon (15:30-18:30h) of 27 May. The workshop will be a side event of the EUBCE 2019. Its title is: Optimising value chains and ensuring the sustainability of advanced lignocellulosic biofuels with effective sustainability criteria and verification .


The ADVANCEFUEL partners from Utrecht University will be the main responsibles for the ADVANCEFUEL part of this event. The project will use the workshop to present relevant results and to thoroughly discuss them with the participating stakeholders during a dedicated panel discussion.


Given the establishment of the revised sustainability requirements in the new Renewable Energy Directive (RED II), it is important to anticipate how those sustainability requirements will be implemented and measured, Furthermore, the aspired increase of advanced biofuels in the market will require an adaptation of sustainability criteria. In this context, the role of voluntary schemes and national initiatives for demonstrating sustainability compliance is becoming even more important.


A detailed agenda of this workshop will be available soon.


ADVANCEFUEL will also be represented during the main conference by two presentations:

  • Innovative Lignocellulosic Cropping Systems in Europe: Combining Knowledge from Several Eu-Projects, presented by Sonja Germer, Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy, on 28 May and
  • A Carbon Footprint Assessment of Multi-Output Bio-Refineries with International Biomass Supply presented by Ivan Vera-Concha, Utrecht University, on 30 May


For more information about EUBCE 2019, visit the website.