The RECP connects African and European developers and investors with the aim of increasing access to renewable energy in Africa. In light of this aim, AEBIOM has partnered with the RECP to engage the bioenergy sector and initiate inter-continental business collaboration.
The event will provide for a brief introduction and opening words by AEBIOM, followed by an equally brief presentation of the RECP, as well as an African case-study/project example from AEBIOM’s membership.
Given the brief nature of the pre-matchmaking programme, there will be no specific thematic focus. The initial presentations will be followed by a three-hour matchmaking block providing a platform for Bioenergy entrepreneurs from Africa and Europe, financiers, service providers, etc. to meet and discuss potential business opportunities.
The event will mainly draw from AEBIOM’s membership and the participants of the main EBF conference, plus sponsored participants by RECP. Additional effort will be undertaken to mobilise additional participants, especially from Africa.ACCESS THE FULL WORKSHOP AGENDA HERE.
Jean-Marc Jossart, Secretary General, AEBIOM
Thierry Bertouille, Programme Manager, European Commission DG DEVCO
RECP Overview of Services
Michael Franz, Team Leader, Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP)
African Experience & Project Examples
David Frykerås, Founder & CEO, Againity
B2B Matchmaking SessionsThree hours of one-on-one meetings between African and European counterparts to explore business collaboration opportunities. REGISTER HERE.
Every year since its first release in 2007, the AEBIOM Statistical Report has sought to provide EU stakeholders with a comprehensive and timely overview of the steadily-growing bioenergy sector. Bioenergy covers – more than any other renewable energy sector – a wide range of materials and conversion technologies, a complexity that the Report grasps and addresses in a clear overview of the sector, of its dynamics and its potential.
This session will offer participants a unique opportunity to learn about the vision of top managers on the future of biomass in different sectors.
In an unfair market dominated by subsidies to fossil fuels, a range of economic tools is available to make biomass more competitive. This session will look into state support and carbon tax as the main policy tools that could help internalizing the negative costs of fossil fuels and supporting bioenergy in light of the environmental, economic and social benefits it brings to our societies.
This session will update participants on the availability and the costs of technologies for reducing emissions of combustion plants, in order to comply with new and future emissions limitations.
I think that the AEBIOM Bioenergy conference offers an excellent forum to meet business-minded people. It is the ideal place for anybody interested in learning about the opportunities available in the bio-based world and for anybody willing to understand the challenges that this sector will be facing in the future.
The AEBIOM Bioenergy Conference is a very good and well appreciated platform where policy makers, investors, producers and equipment supplier can meet and exchange their ideas, visions and plans. For CPM, as leading manufacturer of grinding and pelleting equipment, the conference is the ideal opportunity to match market needs and equipment manufacturers visions.” Erik de Graaff,
Europe now has the framework- the directives, gaols and national plans. Now, we need the governments and the business sector to take action. The AEBIOM Conference is an important meeting point where we can all get inspiration take these best actions, and meet the leading players.