About the Working Group

The Working Group Agro-biomass was established in March 2017 to promote specific types of biomass feedstocks such as solid vegetal residue streams from agriculture and dedicated perennial lignocellulosic crops. Both result in abundant feedstock sources that are – to this day – largely underutilised. The Working Group aims to support the development of this sector and bring together stakeholders of the industry to discuss the latest market trends, while providing state-of-the-art information on technical innovations, from new varieties of energy crops, through biomass conversion technologies to innovative business models.

Key topics

  • Latest market trends
  • Successful business cases
  • Technical innovations on agro-biomass combustion
  • Policy updates and opportunities for agro-biomass
  • Meet the coordinator

    The Working Group Agro-biomass is open to all Bioenergy Europe members and coordinated by Manolis Karampinis.

    +32 2 318 41 00

  • Meet the chairwoman

    The Working Group Agro-biomass is chaired by Barbara Pokrzywa.

    Barbara (M. Eng., C-MBA-EM) is the Sales and Marketing Director of Asket, a Polish family owned company specialized in the production of straw briquetting lines (stationary and mobile). She has 20 years of experience in exports and project implementation in international markets, both EU and non-EU. Barbara has been a speaker in various high level conferences, including UN COP14 (2008) and COP23 (2017) and is the organizer of the “Open Day at Asket”, annually organized since 2015 as part of the European Sustainable Development Week for Poland. She is also an educator, having authored the educational program Brykietolandia.pl for children and young people to lean through play and showing practical examples of the use of ecology in everyday life, a promoter of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and organic farming. In the bioenergy sector, her main interest is non-woody biomass for local, sustainable applications.

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