Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar eihp@eihp.hr

On 27th of March in Osijek, IEA Bioenergy Task workshop was held with a topic  – How Attractive Systems for Bioenergy Feedstock Production in Sustainably Managed Landscapes are for Rural Development?

The workshop had the ambition on identifying relationships between biomass supply with mitigation of negative demographic trends in rural areas of Central and South-eastern Europe.

Presentations:

  1. Kulišić (Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar, Croatia): Linking bioenergy production with demographics and land use in Croatia – on the road to bioeconomy
  2. Manquin (Bioénergie La Tuque (BELT), Canada): Biorefinery concept of BELT and Université du Québec à Trois Rivières (UQTR)
  3. Thiffault (Université Laval, Quebec, Canada):  Unloved wood  
  4. Ištuk (INA d.d., Croatia): Concept of Converting Oil Refinery to Biorefinery
  5. Schweinle (Thünen-Institut für Internationale Waldwirtschaft und Forstökonomie, Germany): Developing a concept for bioeconomy monitoring
  6. Dimitriou (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden): )Optimizing lignocellulosic cropping systems to achieve multiple benefits
  7. Laerke (Aarhus University; Denmark): Sustainable intensification of agricultural systems in combination with biorefinery processing can produce more biomass for bioenergy without imposing iLUC
  8. Jurišić (Faculty of Agronomy, University of Zagreb, Croatia): GRowing Advanced industrial Crops on marginal lands for biorEfineries (H2020 BBI-JTI)

The workshop had the ambition on identifying relationships between biomass supply with mitigation of negative demographic trends in rural areas of Central and South-eastern Europe. Bioenergy implementation requires strategies for efficient use of biomass from sustainably managed landscapes. Formulating such strategies requires knowledge in how landscape management and land use decisions affect biodiversity and the capacity of ecosystems to provide biomass and other ecosystem services. Task 43 aims at supporting landscape management and design for bioenergy and the bioeconomy, by expanding the knowledge base required for sustainable expansion of biomass production systems that also contribute positively to biodiversity and the generation of other ecosystem services. http://task43.ieabioenergy.com/