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1 EUBCE th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition CALL FOR PAPERS JUNE STOCKHOLM - SWEDEN

2 Call for papers TABLE OF CONTENT Conference Subjects 4 Helpful hints for Abstract Submission 6 NEW! EUBCE indexed in SCOPUS 7 NEW! Moderated Poster Presentations 7

3 CONFERENCE SUBJECTS SUBJECT 1: BIOMASS RESOURCES 1.1 Biomass potentials and biomass mobilisation Assessments of biomass potentials and land availability at regional, national and international levels; Biomass mobilisation; Biomass logistics; Spatial modelling and remote sensing; Resources mapping. 1.2 Biomass feedstock, residues and by-products Supply of residues and by-products from agriculture and forestry: production of short rotation woody biomass: characterisation, harvest technologies, logistics and storage; Biomass plantations increasing sustainability. 1.3 Biomass crops and energy grasses Agricultural production of non-woody plant biomass: plant breeding, cultivation, characterisation and harvest technologies, logistics and storage; Novel crops and alternative cropping systems; Biomass plantations increasing sustainability. 1.4 Algae production systems Identification, assessment and optimisation of algae strains; Technologies and systems for algae cultivation, nutrition and harvesting; Oil and chemical extraction. 1.5 Municipal and industrial wastes Potential of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) for bioenergy, biofuels and bioproducts; Availability of biowaste from MSW; Techniques for source separation; Industrial wastes; Sewage sludge, slaughterhouse waste; Integrated waste management systems. 1.6 Integrated biomass production for energy purposes Bioenergy production integrated into food and feed farming; Multiple product opportunities; Agro-industry options and economic prospects; Social and environmental issues. SUBJECT 2: BIOMASS CONVERSION TECHNOLOGIES FOR HEATING, COOLING AND ELECTRICITY 2.1 Production and supply of solid biofuels Technologies for solid biofuel production: chipping, pelletising, briquetting, etc.; Production and characterisation of solid biofuels from innovative feedstocks; Solid biofuel logistics and storage. 2.2 Biomass and bioliquids combustion for small and medium scale applications Innovative concepts for stoves, boilers, micro- and small-chp, steam and Stirling engines, Organic Rankine Cycles, etc; Abatement of corrosion and fouling; Emission control; Auxiliary equipment; Tri-generation (power, heat and cooling). 2.3 Biomass combustion in large utilities Co-firing plants; Process monitoring; Control systems; Abatement of corrosion and fouling; Emission control; Tri-generation (power, heat and cooling); High efficient, increased steam parameters plants. 2.4 Gasification for power, CHP and polygeneration Fundamental studies; Technology development; Gas cleaning and upgrading; Gas utilisation in engines, turbines and fuel cells. By-product utilisation. 2.5 Gasification for synthesis gas production Fundamental studies; Technology development; Gas cleaning, reforming and upgrading for BTL and SNG applications; By-product utilisation. 2.6 Anaerobic digestion for biogas production Anaerobic digestion process characterisation; Plant and fermenter concepts; Optimising conversion, improving design and process integration; Dry fermentation and thermophilic processes; Anaerobic fermentation of innovative feedstocks (straw, waste, algae, etc.); New process design and integration; Biogas utilisation for power, CHP and poly-generation. 3

4 CONFERENCE SUBJECTS SUBJECT 3: BIOMASS CONVERSION TECHNOLOGIES FOR FUELS, CHEMICALS AND MATERIALS 3.1 Production of thermally treated solid biofuels Thermal treatment before densification; Thermal upgrading of solid biofuels: Torrefaction, hydrothermal carbonisation, charcoal production, etc.; Process optimisation; Products characterisation. 3.2 Pyrolysis and other biomass liquefaction technologies Production of liquid bioenergy carriers from solid biomass: Fundamentals and studies; Technology development; Broadening feedstock base; Process improvement, optimisation and modelling; Hydrothermal liquefaction, bio-crude-oil purification, upgrading and utilisation (combustion, chemical extraction, gasification, etc.); By-product utilisation. 3.3 Oil-based biofuels Innovative processes for the production of oil-based fuels (biodiesel, aviation fuel, etc.) from oilseeds, algae, wastes, etc; Biofuel blending, distribution and logistics. 3.4 Biomethane Upgrading of methane rich gases (biologically and thermochemically produced); Biomethane injection into the grid; Technological improvements; Measurement and control systems. 3.5 Bioethanol and sugars from lignocellulosic biomass Lignocellulosic ethanol, other alcohols: pre-treatment of lignocellulosic biomass, cellulose hydrolysis, C6 and C5 fermentation; Innovations in bioethanol production from starch and sugar plants. 3.6 Biorefineries Combined production of fuels, chemicals and materials from biomass; Process design and business development; Process and technology integration into biorefineries; Biofuels from biochemical, chemical and catalytic conversion of sugars; Thermochemical conversion of biomass to syngas, bioenergy carriers, synthetic fuels. 3.7 Production and application of biobased chemicals Ethylene, Propylene, Furans, Hydrogen, specialist chemicals, etc.; Production of bio-fertilizers, Bio-plastics etc. SUBJECT 4: BIOMASS POLICIES, MARKETS AND SUSTAINABILITY 4.1 Market implementation, investments & financing Challenges of scale-up and market introduction of new technologies; Financial support schemes; Economic viability of bioenergy projects; Risk assessment of financing; Global bioenergy markets; commodities trading, contracting and long distance transport; Externalities assessment; Market stimulation policies; Innovative business models; Partnerships programmes for supply security; Initiatives for decarbonisation of the economy. 4.2 Sustainability, certification and standards Sustainability schemes, chain of custody, biobased feedstocks and final products certification, national and international standards related to sustainability; Certification and labelling for bioenergy and bio-products; Monitoring certification and tracking. 4.3 Environmental impacts of bioenergy Impacts on land (including compost, digestate, biochar, agricultural intensification, soil health), water and air emissions (carbon capture, climate change mitigation, pollutants as well as GHG) of biomass conversion technologies; land use change impacts, monitoring indirect land use impacts; life cycle analyses; Impacts of bioenergy on local, traditional use of biomass in the developing world; Agro-environmental assessments in temperate and tropical regions; Bioenergy and food security; Impact of biomass production on ecosystem services. 4.4 Resource efficient bioeconomy and social opportunities Approaches for efficient management of natural resources (land and water); Resource efficient agriculture and forestry; Optimum biomass utilisation for bioenergy, biofuels, biorefinery; Resource efficient value chains; Cascading use of biomass; Benefits of biomass and bioenergy for society; Socio-economic opportunities, competition and risk mitigation of the increased use of biomass for food, feed, fibre, fuel, health, bio-materials and green chemistry; Innovation, growth, job creation; Education and training. 4.5 Biomass strategies and policies Bioenergy policies and targets for 2030 and beyond; Bioenergy contribution to a low carbon economy; National, regional, local bioenergy and bioeconomy strategies; Support programmes; Rural development; Strategies for international cooperation; Biomass utilisation concepts for bioenergy and biobased products; Renewable energy action plans; Strategies for the integration of bioenergy into a bio-based economy. SUBJECT 5: BIOENERGY IN INTEGRATED ENERGY SYSTEMS 5.1 Integration of bioenergy with other renewable and conventional energy sources Concepts and approaches for flexible bioenergy integration; Bioenergy and off-grid systems; Practical applications of integrated (renewable) energy systems; Planning for integrated bioenergy projects; Biomass energy storage in integrated systems; Integration of bioenergy in processes with high energy demand; Bioenergy and CCS. 5.2 Bioenergy and grid balancing Electricity and gas grid balancing concepts; Bioenergy use and high RES integration; Poly-generation energy networks; Biogas integration into gas grids; Renewable energy villages and buildings; Bioenergy in weak grids; Bioenergy as backbone in rural electrification concepts. 4

5 Helpful Hints for Abstract Submission IMPORTANT DATES 31 October 2016 Deadline for submission of abstracts November-December 2016 Abstract review and evaluation by the Programme Committee From December 2016 Notification of authors From April 2017 Online submission of manuscript for the Conference Proceedings IMPORTANT CONTACTS For questions concerning abstracts Corresponding authors will be notified of the outcome of their submission by through the address 1. Abstract submission Authors wishing to contribute to the EUBCE 2017 Conference Programme should submit an extended abstract by 31 October Extended abstracts shall be written in English and must include a summary (approx. 1,200 characters) followed by short sections addressing: the purpose of the work and approach the scientific innovation and relevance the (preliminary) results and conclusions The total length should not be more than four A4 pages. Authors also need to provide: Applicable topic (1 to 5) and sub-topic number (e.g. 1.2) Full paper title Full name, affiliation, address, phone/ of one author for all correspondence For all other authors, full name, affiliation and Industry-oriented abstracts must include at least 1 Industry co-author. DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS: 31 OCTOBER 2016 Only extended abstracts complying with the above requirements can be considered. Please submit one copy (summary plus 1 to 3 explanatory pages) as a *.pdf file by using the Online Abstract Submission tool in the user area on The person uploading the abstract in the User Area is automatically set as contact person for the abstract. Therefore please log-in as the person wishing to be the contact person. Please also make sure that your abstract *.pdf file is not password protected. Each abstract will be reviewed by at least three independent experts from the international biomass research and industry community. Accepted papers will be presented orally in either plenary, oral and poster sessions. Authors will be notified of the decision of the Programme Committee in January For any questions concerning abstract submission please contact: ETA Florence EUBCE Programme Secretariat Anna Salimbeni Telephone: ext or 5

6 Helpful Hints for Abstract Submission PLEASE NOTE Citability of Papers: All submitted final papers of plenary, oral and poster presentations will be published online and coded by a digital identifier (DOI code) provided by the German National Library of Science and Technology. This guarantees an unequivocal and permanent identification and citability of all papers of the EUBCE Conference Proceedings. Peer Review: A selected number of the highest scored abstracts will be invited to be peer reviewed and published by the renowned scientific journal Biomass & Bioenergy visit the website The Conference Proceedings will be indexed by SCOPUS. EUBCE Student Awards: The annual EUBCE Student Awards have been established in 2011 to encourage highquality work amongst young researchers. All matriculated students may apply with their submitted abstract. The awards will be granted in recognition of the most remarkable and outstanding research work in the field of Biomass. For more information about the application procedure please visit the website. 2. How is your abstract evaluated? 1. Abstract review process process and notification of acceptance The Programme Committees will review all abstracts that have been submitted on time and in the correct format. Paper Reviewers can recommend abstracts for plenary, oral or poster presentation or otherwise reject abstracts which do not possess the quality required for presentation or are not relevant to the topics of the conference. Abstracts are reviewed on a scale of 1 to 10: 1 being very poor and 10 being excellent. The three selection criteria are: CONTENT In line with the selected subtopic Relevance for other groups active in biomass Clearly understandable and direct to the point INNOVATION Advancement in terms of progress and novelty QUALITY Scientific quality as well as the probability of a good presentation at the conference. The plenary and the oral presentations are reserved for contributions covering a wider scope which are of interest to a broader audience and address the progress and novelties within the topic. Poster presentations are mostly dedicated to issues of interest for specialists in a particular field. The reviewed abstracts, together with the recommendations of reviewers and any additional comments are made available to the Topic Organisers. The TO s will prepare session proposals, identifying the abstracts they wish to include in their session. The final decision regarding each abstract will be discussed in a meeting of Topic Organisers in December Corresponding authors will be notified of the outcome of their submission by through the address biomass.conference(at)etaflorence.it. Save this address in your address book to make sure you receive our messages. And as an added measure, please make sure to check your spam folder for notifications regarding abstract review results! 3. Registration of presenters A registration fee is associated with the EUBCE so please note that acceptance of your abstract into the conference programme, whether as plenary, oral or as poster presentation does not automatically register you in the conference. The presenting authors (the presenter) must register and pay the conference fee within one month of their receipt of the notification letter to guarantee their place in the conference programme. The presenter is entitled to a non-transferable registration discount within this one-month period. Detailed information will be given together with the notification letter. 6

7 NEW! Inclusion of EUBCE proceedings in Scopus. The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings will be indexed in Scopus. Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Recognizing the high scientific level of this conference, the proceedings will be an important addition to Scopus, bridging the gap between research and application. Citation of the proceedings will therefore increase the visibility of all papers. All submitted final papers of plenary, oral and visual presentations will be also coded by a digital identifier (DOI code) provided by the German National Library of Science and Technology. This guarantees an unequivocal and permanent identification and citability of all papers of the Conference Proceedings. NEW! Moderated Poster Presentations Poster authors will be expected to present their posters to the chairperson and to the conference delegates and to be prepared to answer questions and to discuss their project. Each moderated poster session will be guided by chairpersons leading delegates through the poster area and stopping at each poster of their corresponding topic. Posters will be displayed during 4 days (Monday Thursday) of the Conference. A speaking slot to present your poster. 7