In a future, low carbon economy and bioenergy can play a significant role and contribute substantially to the global energy supply and to a Society entirely independent of fossil fuels as programmed by 2050.Within this scope many Countries invested resources and set up ambitious strategies towards the achivement of the large share of the 20% renewable energy target by 2030. Many experts predict that energy from biomass shall increase in the next years by 66%, meaning that biomass use ( at least for electricity production) will double compared to 2030.
However a long list of utmost important and pending challenges is still evident and facing the Research Activity:
-How processes are effectively designed, how they properly fit into a grid
of sustainable power supply that includes wind, geo, hydro and solar.
-How we should use our agricultural resources in a sustainable and ethical way avoiding a negative impact on another global challenge such as scarcity of food.
-Can we demonstrate that biomass is a secure an sufficient supply of energy for the future?
-Are we able to treat urban biowaste so that we may convince the community to a more effcient recycling? Is Biowaste bound to become more important than Biomass in a continuosly increasing developed society ?
-Is the conversion from biomass to bioenergy, biofuel or bio-product achieving a real reduction of greenhouse gas emissions ?
Previous Events of the Series:
2022 NAPLES June 5-8
2020 FLORENCE March-29, April 1(cancelled due to Covid19)
2018 BOLOGNA June 17-20
2016 TAORMINA (Sicily) June 19-22
2014 FLORENCE May 4-7