Workshop: Biomass trade and supply in a global bio-based economy
Many governments across the globe have defined national bioeconomy strategies. However, it remains unclear how the current economy will shift towards a future bioeconomy where chemicals, materials, transport fuels, and other high-value products are derived from non-food materials. Under the banner of "Biomass Trade and Supply in a Global Bio-Based Economy", IEA Bioenergy Tasks 40 and 42, together with the European Commission funded project DiaCore, will host a workshop on May 5, 2015 in Sassari, Sardinia, Italy at CNR location.
Draft findings of a recent Intertask study between Tasks 34, 40, and 42 on the same topic will be presented, and the viewpoints of policy makers and representatives from the biofuels, biopower, and logistics industry will be heard and discussed. The second part of the workshop will cover Italian research perspectives and a site-visit to the MATRICA Biorefinery (a Versalis-NOVAMONT joint venture) at the workshop location.