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02 June 2022 | 14:30 To 17:00

Agrobiomass: A Rural Solution in the Green Transformation


This event will provide an overview of the potential of agrobiomass in rural areas highlighted from different perspectives from policy makers, industry experts, national associations and other stakeholders with a focus on the best practices to be shared and discussed with the audience.

Additionally, as the event marks the final conference of the AgroBioHeat project, it will also touch upon how the achievements of the project can be applied to benefit future policies related to the EU Green Deal.

The event will introduce the topic with an overview of the policy framework and the role of biomass in the agricultural context as well as being part of the solution to achieve the EU Green Deal’s objectives. Followed by a roundtable discussion where a panel with distinguished guests will assess the potential of agrobiomass, the role of the current and future policy framework, and present success stories and initiatives to further develop this sector.

Speakers are:

  • Elsi Katainen, Member of the European Parliament, AGRI Committee
  • Manolis Karampinis, AgroBioHeat Project Coordinator, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  • Georgiy Geletukha, Head of the Board, Ukraine Bioenergy Association (UABIO)
  • Tihamér-Tibor Sebestyén, Researcher, Green Energy Cluster
  • Tajana Radic, Head of Division, EU Innovation Partnership, Agriculture & Innovation (EIP-AGRI)
  • Eric Nederhand, Director Government Relations Europe, Olam Food Ingredients (Ofi)
  • Barbara Pokrzywa, Sales Director, ASKET

Moderator: Irene di Padua, Policy Director, Bioenergy Europe

This event will be taking place online and in Brussels. Participants attending in person are invited to join a networking cocktail after the event. 

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About AgroBioHeat

The Horizon 2020 funded project AgroBioHeat “Promoting the penetration of agrobiomass heating solutions in European rural areas” aims to produce a mass deployment of improved and market-ready agrobiomass heating solutions in Europe. Agrobiomass is a large, underexploited, and indigenous resource, which can support the achievement of the European Energy and Climate targets while promoting rural development and circular economy.


File:European flag, incorrect star positions.svg - Wikimedia CommonsThis project has received funding from the Horizon 2020 EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation under Grant Agreement No 818369.

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