18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition: Press Release December 2009

The 18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition is Focusing on Strategies to Combat Climate Change and Offers the Perfect Business Platform for Bioenergy Technology & Application

17 December 2009 - The 18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition will take place in Lyon, France, from 3 to 7 May 2010. The Conference subjects cover the entire range of bioenergy issues: Resource availability, conversion technologies, demonstration projects, integration in the energy system, environmental impact and market deployment as well as the need for policy actions. The Conference will be chaired by Prof. Josef Spitzer, Joanneum Research, Austria, and IEA Bioenergy Executive Committee Chairman. The Technical Programme Coordination will be supported by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission - JRC. The French national support and all activities of the host country will be coordinated by ADEME, the French Environment and Energy Management Agency.


Parallel to the Conference the international biomass and bioenergy exhibition offers an opportunity to make business contacts and participate in the increasing growth of the biomass market.

The 18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition in Lyon, France, is focusing on

• BIOMASS RESOURCES
• BIOMASS CONVERSION TO HEAT, ELECTRICITY, AND BIO-PRODUCTS
• FUELS FROM BIOMASS
• INDUSTRIAL DEMONSTRATION AND MARKET IMPLEMENTATION
• POLICIES AND ENSURING SUSTAINABILITY

Bioenergy has established a firm position in the global strategies to combat climate change. The event will be the platform to bring together decision-makers and key persons from industry, scientific institutes and government organisations.

Visit the www.conference-biomass.com website for the booking of exhibition space, Conference registration and for further general information.

Event Background
For 30 years now, the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (European BC&E) has combined a very renowned international Scientific Conference with an Industry Exhibition. Since 2007 the Conference and Exhibition takes place every year.
Next year's 18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition will be held in Lyon, France. The Conference is expected to attract about 1,500 participants from more than 70 countries.
The European BC&E is held at different venues throughout Europe and ranks as the world's leading event in the Biomass sector. It is supported by the European Commission, ADEME - the French Environment and Energy Management Agency, UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Natural Sciences Sector, WCRE - the World Council for Renewable Energy, EUBIA - the European Biomass Industry Association.

Press Inquiries:
18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Press Office
Catherina Bernaschina, e-mail: pressoffice@etaflorence.it
Tel.: +39-055-5002280, Fax: +39-055-573425

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MetaCom Corporate Communications GmbH
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Bernhard Krause, e-mail: Bernhard.Krause@go-metacom.de
Tel.: +49 6181 9828020, Fax: +49 6181 9828010


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