Bioenergy conference: the impact of EU R&D funding

A Trinomics led consortium, on behalf of The European Commission, will be delivering a conference in Brussels on 25 October 2018 on bioenergy research, development and technologies.

The complimentary conference will provide insights into the impacts of R&D funded through the EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation; including providing access to the bioenergy R&D Impact Report and an opportunity to influence the recommendations to increase future R&D impacts.

During the workshop key industry experts will share their insights on the future of bioenergy technologies and there will be opportunities for you to discuss and understand how to increase the impacts of your own research projects.

Reasons for attendance

  • Influence the recommendations to increase future bioenergy R&D impacts
  • Gain a greater understanding of past and future research, trends and best practice for bioenergy
  • Q&A with industry experts, the European Commission and other researchers
  • An opportunity to network withbioenergy experts from across the EU
  • To learn about best practice for shaping and implementing R&D projects to maximise their impact

Who should attend

  • Past and present bioenergy research project coordinators
  • Academic institutes
  • National policy makers 
  • Private sector organisations implementing bioenergy or related technologies
  • Investors interested in bioenergy research and technology


Timing Agenda Item Speakers
09:00 Registration opens  
09:30 Opening address Piotr Tulej, Head of Unit 'Renewable Energy Sources'​ (European Commission)
09:40 Agenda and practicalities Koen Rademaekers, Managing Director (Trinomics)
09:45 Project introduction Onne Hoogland, Senior Consultant (Trinomics)
10:00 Bioenergy R&D: Study findings Heidi Saastamoinen, Research Scientist (VTT)
10:20 Questions and answers All
10:40 Break  
11:00 Bioenergy R&D: A technological perspective Nicolae Scarlat (The Joint Research Centre)
11:30 Bioenergy R&D: Impacts of EU funded projects (project examples / case studies and best practice)  
  CEUBIOM project has focused on developing a common methodology for gathering information on biomass potential using terrestrial and earth observations. The project deployed a systematic work programme to achieve this objective that started with the assessment of current practices in biomass assessment and resulted in a conceptual framework for harmonisation. Peter Gyuris, Research Project Manager (Geonardo)
  Delivery of sustainable supply of non-food biomass to support a “resource-efficient” Bioeconomy in Europe (S2Biom). The project focused on supporting the sustainable delivery of non-food biomass feedstock at local, regional and pan European level. The project developed publicly available strategies and roadmaps that are informed by a “computerized and easy to use” toolset. Rainer Janssen (WIP Renewable Energies)
Demonstration of Large Scale Biomass Co-Firing and Supply Chain Integration (DEBCO). The project focused on demonstrating and assessing, on a long term basis, the advanced and innovative co-firing techniques that are capable of achieving higher shares of biomass up to 50% more on a thermal basis. 
Aaron Fuller, Research Scientist (Institute of Combustion and Power Plant Technology)
11:55 Interactive session: What are the main R&D impacts according to you? All
12:15 Lunch  
13:15 Introduction to afternoon programme Koen Rademaekers, Managing Director (Trinomics)
13:20 Maximising the impact of EU bioenergy R&D projects: Keynote speech and questions and answers session Luc Pelkmans, Technical Coordinator (IEA Bioenergy)
13:45 Maximising the impact of EU bioenergy R&D projects: Moderated panel discussion Koen Rademaekers (Moderator, Trinomics), Thomas Schleker (European Commission), Rainer Janssen (WIP Renewable Energies), Luc Pelkmans (IEA Bioenergy), Peter Gyuris (Geonardo)
14:45 Questions from the audience to the panel All
15:15 Wrap-up and conclusions Koen Rademaekers, Managing Director (Trinomics)
15:25 Informal networking and coffee  
>15:30 Bilateral meetings with attendees  

Key information:

Date: Thursday 25 October 2018

Location: Sofitel Brussels Le Louise, Avenue de la Toison d'Or 40, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium

Cost: Free

Organisers: Trinomics, Tecnalia, TNO, VTT, Tractebel and Ricardo on behalf of the European Commission

If you have any questions regarding the conference, then please email

Registration is now closed.