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S2Biom dissemination workshops

Final S2Biom dissemination workshop

Bratislava, Slovakia
30 November 2016

On 30th of November, 2016 the final S2Biom dissemination workshop has been organised in Bratislava, Slovakia. The workshop was a part of the joint event “Biomass for growth: potentials and challenges of bioenergy in the Danube Region” and took place at the DOUBLE TREE by Hilton Hotel, Trnavská cesta 27/A, Bratislava, Slovakia. The workshop was one of the side events of 'SET Plan – Central European Energy Conference X' and was organised in cooperation between Danube – INCO.NET and S2Biom projects.

S2Biom Bratislava


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Welcome, presentation of the Danube-INCO.NET, clustering activities and the S2BIOM project
Alessandro Lombardo, CEI, Italy and Ludger Wenzelides, FNR, Germany

The Danube-INCO.NET Pilot action 1 and 2, achieved results and future challenges
Felix Gajdusek, ZSI, Austria and Miklós Gyalai-Korpos, PANNON Pro Innovations, Hungary

European programmes supporting biomass
Jürgen Raizner, Steinbeis - Donau - Zentrum, Germany

Overview on Danube Region Action Plan for Biomass
Veronika Šiková, European Policies Coordination Department, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic

Bioeast Initiative, bioeconomy in the CEE regions
Anikó Juhász, CEO Research Institute of Agricultural Economics of Hungary

European Technology and Innovation Platform on Bioenergy
Dina Bacovsky, Bioenergy 2020+

Support of bioenergy and advanced biofuel technologies in the Horizon 2020 Work Programme "Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy"
Dr. Thomas Schleker, DG Research, European Commission

Ligno-cellulosic biomass in the region: data & tools for the assessments
Berien Elbersen, DLO, Netherlands

Roadmap for lignocellulosic biomass in the Danube region
Calliope Panoutsou, Imperial College, United Kingdom

Case studies in Germany, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine
Ludger Wenzelides, FNR, Germany and Peter Canciani, CEI, Italy

S2Biom workshop in Spain: Analysis of opportunities for the Agro-Biomass in Aragon region

Zaragoza, Spain
30 November 2016

On 30th November, 2016 S2Biom project partner CIRCE organized a workshop where S2Biom project results and review related to the on-going initiatives and funding opportunities have been presented.


The workshop was intended to promote synergies between the actors in agri-biomass sector: farmers, final consumers of agro-biomass or energy, including the agricultural industry, biomass distributors, engineering companies or pellets producers. The event has been addressed to all professionals in the agricultural biomass sector and aimed to share on-going initiatives for the promotion and use of agro-biomass in the Aragon region. More than 60 people attended the workshop.

Workshop Spain

During the workshop CIRCE presented the online tools developed within the project. The presentation can be downloaded HERE.

S2Biom workshop in Finland: "Biomassan käyttö tulevaisuudessa biotuotteisiin ja energiaksi - Use of biomass for bioproducts and energy in the future"

Jyväskylä, Finland
17 November 2016

The workshop “Biomassan käyttö tulevaisuudessa biotuotteisiin ja energiaksi - Use of biomass for bioproducts and energy in the future” was held in Jyväskylä on 17 November 2016. It was organised by S2Biom partner VTT in cooperation with BEST programme. During the workshop several presentations were given, including the presentations of S2Biom advanced case study of Äänekoski Bioecosociety. Agenda of the event is provided HERE.

VTT workshop photo

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Eija Alakangas (VTT) – Introduction
Sylvain Leduc (IIASA) – Optimal use of woody biomass for bio-energy in Europe
Perttu Anttila (LUKE, EFI) – Sustainability of raw material supply for bioproduct mill
Kari Väätäinen (LUKE) – Discrete-event modelling of timber logistics
Mikko Hongisto (VTT) – Bioraaka-ainekäyttöön vaikuttavat ohjauskeinot – kestävyyskriteerit, LULUCF, kaskadikäyttö
Kristian Melin (VTT) – BEST programme - Case forest industry
Antti Arasto (VTT) – Poliittisten ohjauskeinojen vaikutus – biotuotteet ja bioenergia tulevaisuudessa
Jussi Manninen (VTT) – Miten kiertotalous muuttaa biotaloutta
Helena Reiman (Metsäkeskus) – Keski-Suomen puuvarat biotuotteisiin ja energiantuotantoon

S2Biom Dissemination Conference

Piran, Slovenia
16 June 2016

The S2Biom Dissemination Conference for the promotion of project results took place on June 16, 2016 in Piran, Slovenia, in the framework of the 2nd South East European Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems.

The conference aimed to keep stakeholders and the scientific community up-dated on progress and results of S2Biom project as well as to collect feedback from a broad qualified audience. The Conference has been tailored as a half-day side event within the 2nd SEE SDEWES Conference in order to reach out to a large audience of experts and practitioners form South-East European Countries.

Piran workshop new


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Welcome and overview - Peter Canciani, CEI
Sustainable supply of non-food biomass for a resource efficient bio-economy: review of the state-of-the-art - Ilze Dzene, WIP
Sustainable biomass as a driver for green growth in SEE - Neven Duic, SDEWES
Introduction to S2Biom project - Ludger Wenzelides, FNR
Mapping of the biomass availability and cost supply curves - Berien Elbersen, DLO
Matching biomass with conversion technologies for energy and bio-based products - Tijs Lammens, BTG and Berien Elbersen, DLO
Overview of main logistical components and concepts and presentation of the LocaGIStics Tool - Bert Annevelink, DLO
Presentation of the BeWhere Tool for optimal technology, location and capacity of bioenergy production plants - Sylvain Leduc, IIASA
S2Biom policy database overview and implications for SEE - Ruben Guisson, VITO
Case Study: Slovenia - Nike Krajnc, SFI
Case Study: Croatia - Boris Cosic, SDEWES
Case Study: Romania - Georgiana Birau, ROSENC
Case Study: Co-firing in SEE - Chrysovalantis Ketikidis, CERTH

S2Biom workshop at EUBCE 2016

Amsterdam, the Netherlands
9 June 2016

On 9th of June, 2016 on the occasion of the 24th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE 2016) the S2Biom project workshop has been organised. The workshop gathered 53 participants coming from 21 different countries and provided a platform for discussion and validation of tools developed in S2Biom project.

Amsterdam workshop

More information about the event, including agenda can be found HERE.

Workshop presentations:

The S2Biom project - Introduction. Ludger Wenzelides, FNR, Germany

Overview of S2BIOM Tool Box. Berien Elbersen, DLO, The Netherlands

Biomass & Technology Matching Tool 'Bio2Match'. Tijs Lammens, BTG, The Netherlands

BeWhere Tool for Optimal Technology, Location and Capacity of Bio-energy Production Plants and Evaluation. Sylvain Leduc, IIASA, Austria

LocaGIStics Tool for Biomass Chain Design and Evaluation. Bert Annevelink, DLO, The Netherlands

Workshop on "Vision for the sustainable and resource efficient biomass in Europe"

Ispra, Italy
1 October 2015

The workshop took place on 1 October 2015 in Ispra, Italy. The aim of the workshop was:

  • To present the Vision for sustainable and resource efficient biomass supply in Europe and discuss details of its main components.
  • To discuss gaps, future steps and integration of the Vision into future policy and strategy documents at EU, Energy Community Secretariat and national levels.

A briefing on the current status of bioeconomy and an outlook to biomass cost supply issues has been given as well. More information about the workshop is presented in the workshop programme.

Workshop presentations

S2Biom project Overview
Ludger Wenzelides, FNR, Germany

Vision for the sustainable & resource efficient biomass supply
Dirk Carrez, Clever Consult, Belgium

Bioeconomy: the market potential in 2020
Marc Londo, ECN, the Netherlands

Building a “resource efficient” bio-economy for Europe-Lignocellulosic biomass cost supply
Matthias Dees, ALU-FR University of Freiburg, Germany

Optimal conversion technologies in 2020
Douwe Van Den Berg, BTG, the Netherlands

Mobilisation of non-food biomass in a sustainable way
Leire Iriarte, IINAS, Germany

Optimised regulatory and political framework in 2020
Calliope Panoutsou, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Workshop on Sustainable supply of ligno-cellulosic biomass in Europe. First results and tools testing of the S2Biom project

Brussels, Belgium
16 June 2015

This workshop gathered more than 40 stakeholders from the whole biomass supply chain and had the following objectives:

  • To provide detailed information about the project, its objectives and its methodology
  • To raise awareness of the opportunities from project activities and results
  • To mobilise commitment from participants to support project activities
  • To test and validate the toolsets for interactive biomass supply together with the stakeholders

Workshop programme (download)

Workshop presentations

Welcome - The S2Biom project - Introduction
Ludger Wenzelides, FNR, Germany
Calliope Panoutsou, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Modelling and databases
Berien Elbersen, DLO, the Netherlands

Panel discussion on methodological approaches
Matthias Dees, ALU-FR University of Freiburg, Germany
Douwe Van Den Berg, BTG, the Netherlands
Bert Annevelink, DLO, the Netherlands
Berien Elbersen, DLO, the Netherlands

Strategies, R&D roadmaps
Calliope Panoutsou, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Panel discussion on strategies, R&D roadmaps
Leire Iriarte, IINAS, Germany
Luc Pelkmans, VITO, Belgium
Marc Londo, ECN, the Netherlands
Calliope Panoutsou, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Session 1: Validation and interactive testing
Peter Canciani, CEI, Italy,
Ludger Wenzelides, FNR, Germany

Session 2: Market review
Marc Londo, ECN, the Netherlands

Workshop on Sustainability issues for the deployment of bioeconomy
Ispra, Italy
20 November 2014

The aim of the workshop was to present the adaptation of the EU Environmental Footprint methodology to the specifics of non-food biomass value chains, assessed in the framework of S2Biom project and to present the country analysis profiles, discuss their outputs and integration to the related research of the S2Biom project in terms of policy and strategy formation.

A briefing on the status of benchmark and gap analysis of criteria and indicators for legislation, regulations and voluntary schemes at international and EU level, and in selected EU Member States and an outlook to consistent cross-sectoral sustainability criteria & indicators, and guidelines for evaluating bioeconomy value chain sustainability performance in the toolset development have been presented.

Workshop Background Note & Agenda

Workshop Summary

Welcome and scope of the workshop - B. Kavalov (Workshop Co-Coordinator, JRC-IES Sustainability Assessment Unit/SAU/), on behalf of C. Ciupagea, Head of SAU – JRC-IES
Overview – L. Iriarte, on behalf of U. Fritsche (IINAS)
Adaptation of the EU Environmental Footprint methodology to the specifics of non-food biomass value chains – S. Manfredi (JRC-IES-SAU)
Benchmark and gap analysis of criteria and indicators – State of Play – L. Iriarte (IINAS)
Selected Country Analyses of Sustainable Bioeconomy in Europe – C. Panoutsou (Workshop Co-Coordinator, Imperial College London, Centre for Energy Policy and Technology)
Belgium and the Netherlands – L Pelkmans (VITO) & B.Elbersen (DLO)
Germany – L. Wenzelides (FNR) & U. Fritsche (IINAS)
Scandinavia and Baltic States – E. Alakangas (VTT)
Spain – D. Sanchez (CENER)
Bulgaria & Turkey – B. Kavalov (JRC-IES-SAU) & I. Breshkov (UNWE, on behalf of JRC-IES-SAU) & Y. Kayam (JRC-IESSAU)
Greece, Croatia, Serbia – C. Panoutsou (Imperial College London)
Integration of country analyses & conclusions – C.Panoutsou (Imperial College London) & B. Kavalov (JRC-IESSAU)

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S2Biom has received funding from the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme
for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No FP7-608622

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