Workshop Platform Duurzame Biobrandstoffen: Hoe maken we meer Duurzame Biomassa beschikbaar?

9 oktober 2018

17 oktober 15:00- 17.00
workshop ‘design thinking and sustainable biomass mobilisation’

Learn in this interactive workshop, organised by Platform Duurzame Biobrandstoffen, how design thinking can bring about good practices for sustainable biomass production

How to mobilise more sustainable biomass

The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) points out in its recent review of the submitted claims for the ‘Klimaatakkoord’ that several sectors count on biomass to  replace fossil sources and deliver reduction of GHG-emission: “Will there be sufficient supply?”
This interactive workshop focuses on how to expand the resource base. How to develop fair and sustainable biomass supply-chains. How can sufficient biomass resource be provided to serve the various needs. How can we guarantee sustainability
and what do good example chains look like?
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Some quotes to think about with regard to the workshop:

Olivier Dubois, FAO:
“I personally think we need society to move away from economic systems that are based on fossil resources”.

“We need therefore to mobilize more biomass. And there are ways to produce biomass in a sustainable way. Food ánd Fuel production provides opportunities for sustainable agricultural practices and is an extra source of income for small holders.”

prof.dr John Grin, UvA:
“the predictions about climate change are getting worse every year. Fast reduction of fossil resources is urgent.”

“For the time being, the heavy duty road transport, shipping and aviation sectors have no other alternative for fossil fuels than using biomass. From this observation we must ensure that we promote biomass production in such a way that it does not affect biodiversity and is compatible with feeding the world population.”

prof. Martin Junginger, UU:
“We clearly need to expand the biomass resources base”

“Where does all that biomass come from? There are three whoppers of flows in Europe that can be used sustainably:

  1. Thinning wood and residual flows from forestry
  2. Wheat straw and corn straw without another application, can be used sustainably
  3. Unused grass clippings”
Watch Jungingers introduction on biomassa for energy. This is part of the ‘forests for fuels‘ debate in Pakhuis de Zwijger. Full registration: about 2 hours. Martin Jungingers presentations start on:

  • 7m39s – introduction on biomass use for energy (heat & power)
  • 1m36s – introduction on biomass use for fuels

Chemistry for Climate

The Dutch Chemistry for Climate Report shows that the transition to a low carbon economy is feasible. With for instance alternative feedstocks like biomass replacing the fossil feedstock. However, a global price on CO2 is indispensable.Keep Reading

‘Clear and effective policies for low carbon transport’

15 november 2018, Artis, Amsterdam

15:30-18:00, with afterwards drinks.
Keynotes of  a.o. Jakob Lagercrantz of the Swedish 2030 Secretariat (invited) and Uwe Lahl, Ministry of Transport, Baden-Würthenberg, Germany (invited)

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