As a member of the consortium of the international project AgroBioHeat, devoted to the introduction of enhanced and market-ready solutions for biomass heating in Europe, the Green Energy Association (Zelena energetska zadruga -ZEZ) invited businessmen dealing with agro-biomass to a free of charge virtual event “Bringing value to AGROBIOMASS”. The event will be held on February 10-11, 2021 and will focus on providing opportunities for the realization of business cooperation among stockholders in the field of agro-biomass from all over Europe, ZEZ announced.
The agricultural production of food and fodder in Europe results in a large amount of biomass that is insufficiently used, having at the same time the great potential for electricity production. Through the better management of land, for example, by growing energy crops on insufficiently used agricultural surfaces the sources of agricultural biomass can be increased (corn stover, straw, olive pomace, vine stocks), local economic development promoted and in that way contribute to the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources.
Agricultural biomass can be used for the production of energy, chemicals, new food products, materials, and even in the medicine industry. However, the lack of technological innovations, development of new production processes and equipment are some of the reasons that its potential is not fully used. In some cases, advanced technologies do exist but the acceptance on the market is made more difficult due to the lack of a value chain and inadequate knowledge on available technologies.
The virtual meeting “Bringing value to AGROBIOMASS” deals precisely with that challenge and wishes to enable mutual connectivity among stockholders engaged in the field of biomass from various parts of Europe so they can present their technological and material needs or else find partners who could help in their use. It is expected that the event will connect compatible stockholders and encourage advancements in the use of biomass.
Apart from the AgroBioHeat project consortium, other projects are also included in the organization of this event, mainly financed through EU funds and which focus on the various aspects of the transition to a green economy. They include BECOOL. Biogas Go Global, BIOPLAT-EU, DiBiCoo, GRACE, Go-Grass, MAGIC, MUSIC, PANACEA Network, POWER4BIO, and Pro-Enrich.