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The European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) is the common voice of the bioenergy sector with the aim to develop a sustainable bioenergy market based on fair business conditions. AEBIOM is a non-profit, Brussels-based international organisation founded in 1990 that brings together 29 national associations and around 90 companies from all over Europe, thus representing more than 4000 indirect members – including mainly companies and research centers.

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The conference is at its 8th edition and it’s a unique opportunity for those who want to be part of the main discussion on the future of the sector. This year, both industry and policy players will once again gather to provide bioenergy professionals with long-term perspectives on the future of bioenergy.

EBF, according to our president

Didzis Palejs, President of the European Biomass Association

Bioenergy currently accounts for more than 60% of the EU’s renewable energy consumption – a share that is steadily growing and expected to continue to do so in the near future. Bioenergy is sustainable, affordable and secure. It is a sector that is maturing and that can offer outstanding new opportunities – think of new technologies like micro CHP or torrefied biomass. However, after a few mild winters and the rise of political uncertainties across Europe, new challenges lie ahead. We should also think about how to pave the way for advanced bioenergy solutions.

We know from many past success stories that Europe can be stronger than any other region when policy and market push together in the same direction. However common ambitions require to have a clear vision of the future: market players should inform society on the future benefits the sector could provide to it, and policy makers should provide new perspectives on future policy frameworks in order to give business players time to adjust to these changes.

With this goal in mind, AEBIOM has decided to redesign its annual conference. Indeed, what better place than Brussels to discuss future political and economic challenges for the bioenergy industry? European Bioenergy Future’s objective is twofold: to provide you with the best networking opportunities with peers coming from Europe and beyond and to provide you with an update on the future developments of both the policy and business side of the European bioenergy sector.