Session 1: Overview on Agricultural Solid Biomass Developments

Moderation: Dominik Rutz, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany


Welcome and introduction

Dominik Rutz, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany

Eva Lopez, CIRCE - Research Centre for Energy Resources and Consumption, Spain


Promotion of solid biomass for energy in the IEE programme

Silvia Vivarelli, Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), Belgium


Key note speech: Agriculture and solid bioenergy

Dominique Dejonckheere, COPA-COGECA – senior policy advisor in renewable raw materials and biomass, Belgium


The SRCplus project: Mobilizing short rotation coppice in Europe

Dominik Rutz, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany


Results of the SUCELLOG project: Triggering the creation of biomass logistic centres by agro-industries

Eva Lopez Hernández, CIRCE - Research Centre for Energy Resources and Consumption, Spain


Coffee Break


Session 2: Short Rotation Coppice in Europe

Moderation: Juan-Manuel Ugalde, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany


Short rotation coppice in the SRCplus target countries

First SRC harvests and plantations in Achental, Germany

Dr. Christian Epp, Biomass Trade Center Achental, Germany

SRC roll-out in Brittany, France

Jacques Bernard, Association d'Initiatives Locales pour l'Energie et l'Environment (AILE), France

SRC for increasing the energy self-sufficiency of urban agglomerations and rural areas in the Zlin Region, Czech Republic

Tomáš Perutka, Energy agency of the Zlín Region (EAZK), Czech Republic

Capacity building on SRC in a new market: Prespa, Macedonia

Gordana Toskovska, Secondary School of Agriculture Car Samoil – Resen (SSA-Resen), Macedonia

Cooperation with farmers: SRC in Kentriki Macedonia Region, Greece

Ioannis Eleftheriadis, Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES), Greece

The development of legal framework for SRC in Croatia

Željka Fištrek, Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar (EIHP), Croatia

Multiplying the SRC experiences in Vidzeme, Latvia

Aivars Zandeckis, Ekodoma, Latvia


Experiences and sustainability aspects of the short rotation coppice developments in Sweden

Nils-Erik Nordh, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU),
IEA Task 43 Leader, Sweden




Networking Lunch


Session 3: Solid biomass from Agriculture in Europe

Moderation: Eva López Hernández


SUCELLOG concept implementation across Europe:

Awakening the interest on the valorisation of own agricultural residues in Spanish cooperatives

Susana Rivera, Spanish Cooperatives

Triggering a national awareness about the use of agricultural residues for the production of solid biomass in France

Camille Poutrin - Services Coop de France

Promoting enterprise network and local supply chains for the energy valorization of agro-pruning in Italy

Chiara Chiostrini – DREAm Italia

Successful implementation of the SUCELLOG concept based on corn cobs in Austria

Klaus Engelmann – Agriculture Chamber of Styria, Austria


Coffee Break

Session 4: Market uptake of solid biomass in Europe –
The impact of the projects SRCplus and SUCELLOG

Moderation: Juan Sagarna, Spanish Coops


Panel discussion

Kristaps Makovskis, Latvian State Forest Research Institute Silava, Latvia

Ilze Dzene, WIP Renewable Energies, germany

Vincent Naudy, RAGT Energie, France

Nils-Erik Nordh, SLU, Sweden


End of the workshop