Author: BIOREG

The largest gathering of biomass experts – EUBCE 2019 will be held between 27th and 30th of May 2019 in Lisbon Congress Centre (Lisbon, Portugal). The leading platform for the biomass specialists addresses 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.

During the #EUBCE2019, BIOREG project will take the opportunity to participate in the conference and present the project achievements as well as promote the BIOREG European Wood Waste Platform

BIOREG project event will start on Wednesday, 29th of May from 15:15h. It will focus on valorising the potential of Wood Waste in EU Regions and Industrial Bio-based Ecosystems. Wood waste and wood residues are an important and underestimated source of biomass, which can be recycled for both material and energy use. There are several challenges to manage, treat and extract value from wood waste value chains. The BIOREG project will be engaging stakeholders for its platform who are welcome to join it and contribute and benefit to a common space of discussing success factors and transferring practices and solutions for the valorisation of wood waste.

The seminar will provide a presentation of the BIOREG project, the best practices and success factors among the European demonstration regions that have established relevant mechanisms throughout the entire wood waste management value chain (collection, treatment and recovery for energy and materials and product management – gas, ash or other waste resulting from the recovery processes). A final discussion with international experts and local stakeholders, open to the public, will complement the presentations.

You can find below the Agenda for the event and our speakers:

The BIOREG project and the European Wood Waste Platform, Maurizio Cocchi, EUBIA, Belgium

Wood Waste Biomass Potential in the European Union, Magdalena Borzecka, IUNG, Poland

Best Practices in Wood Waste Management and recommendations of industry and policy stakeholders, Ana Luísa Fernando, FCTUNL, Portugal

Toolbox of success factors and characterization of wood waste value chains in Portugal, Jorge Costa, FCTUNL, Portugal

A best practice of wood waste valorisation in Portugal

Roundtable and open discussion

For more information about the event please click here. All stakeholders are invited to join the event!

On June 25, 2018, 10:00-11:00 o’clock BIOREG will take part in 27th International Conference Ecology and Safety (23-27 June 2018, Elenite Holiday Village, Bulgaria). To see the full agenda of the conference and BIOREG partners’ presentations, please see here.
From 12:00 to 14:00 o’clock BIOREG workshop with Eastern European participants: “BIOREG: Absorbing the Potential of Wood Waste in EU Regions and Industrial Bio-based Ecosystems” will take place in Royal Castle hotel, Elenite at the venue of the Ecology and Safety conference.

Dominique Boulday, Bioreg’s coordinator has featured in front of 170 attendees the Bioreg’s plaform during the symposium dedicated to waste wood in Normandy “12th Symposium on end-of-life wood, Le Havre”. This symposium of which Bioreg was a partner was a good opportunity to initiate the launch of the platform.

On the 29/11/2017, the members of Bioreg accompanied by the 3 members of the Advisory board visited the high performance sorting center in Normandy as well as the wood waste platform associated to the center. The operator (VEOLIA) showed and explained the functioning of the chain allowing the sorting of the waste wood fraction, as well as the different valorisation modes.

BIOREG members to take part in the 12th Symposium of End-of-life Wood in Le Havre, Normandy, France on the 29th and 30th Nov 2017. Read more about it here.

On June 29, 2017, a workshop on “Good practices in wood waste management” was held in Puławy. The meeting was organized by the Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation State Research Institute in Pulawy (IUNG BIP). The international workshop was organized as part of the BioReg project. During the workshop, the representatives of the model regions presented good practices in the use of wood waste.
All stakeholders involved in the workshop were in agreement that there is a need to:
– Organise educational programs for a wide audience or information campaign on possibilities of managing wood waste – (energy production, compost preparation material, litter for animals, raw material for panel panels, furniture, decorative elements)
– Change of legal regulations binding in the EU and in Polish low
– Improve of a local and regional level of waste management system
– Creation or improvement of local collection centres for wood waste
– Develop of R & D in the reuse of wood waste.

Find Bioreg Project press release 2, October 2017 HERE
Find Bioreg Project press release 1, April 2017 HERE.

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