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Successful Asian Bioenergy Conference Opens Door to Sustainable Bioeconomy in Asia.

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The Second International Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition (IBSCE) in Shanghai ended as a successful scientific and business forum with international bioenergy experts from research, development and industry.

It welcomed 100 attendees from 26 countries. Experts and entrepreneurs had the opportunity to communicate, enhance their understanding and share their experiences in order to discuss the role of bioenergy in the Asian context.

China has abundant biomass potential, especially from agricultural residues, animal waste and from the sustainable management of the organic fraction of urban waste. Coal substitution is one of the main drivers for the development of bioenergy in China. The current plans (including the 13th five year programme from 2016 to 2020 for renewable energy) have estimated a potential to substitute 320 million tons of coal equivalents with bioenergy by 2030. Sustainable waste management is another important driver. A city like Beijing produces more than 10,000 tons of municipal solid waste daily, therefore bioenergy and especially anaerobic digestion can represent effective solutions for managing the organic fraction of this waste. 

"This IBSCE has been very helpful for me as investor. It covers extensively all aspects from policy, planning and technological details. It is great that IBSCE can bridge people from different places and industries together"
Patrick LIU, GM, Shanxi Shingon Bio-agriculture Development co.ltd, P.R. China 

"The conference and the exhibition gave to us the opportunity to explore the Chinese market with focus on biogas application and to establish first contacts with potential partners in BTS development strategy"
Roberto Salmaso, International Sales Department BTS Biogas, Italy

"It's my first time at the IBSCE Conference and I think it's a really valuable conference. I have learnt a lot, I have made a lot of good contacts, especially international contacts, different countries, different focus areas, so really a valuable experience. I would recommend people to contribute and attend the next conferences"
Marius Van Der Merwe, New Carbon, South Africa

A steering Committee will be established for the preparation of the next event. Candidatures for potential steering committee members were also received from stakeholders representing research, national government and international organisations, all offering concrete support to the future development of IBSCE.

Biomass | News published on 28 / 04 / 2017 by Rashmi Nargundkar

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