Biomass as an input material for biorefinery needs to be handled and stored in a way that is efficient and designed to preserve the raw material, for the nascent bioeconomy to become viable on its own, according to a leading member of the Bio4Energy Industrial Network.
On behalf of his organisation BioFuel Region, based in northern Sweden, Magnus Matisons teamed up with experts in six European regions to develop a training on the subject for professionals of the bioeconomy.
It has three legs, which three corresponding training sessions.
- Introduction to challenges of biomass logistics, 7 September, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- End-users’ challenges in the local value chain, 26 September, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Sustainability and policy drivers for a regional bioeconomy, 19 October 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
“For the bioeconomy to expand, more biomass will have to be transported to processing. With the project Scale-up, six regions in the European Union have come together to develop the way in which we use regional biomass resources”, said Matisons, who leads the Nordic part;
“We have been looking at this issue for 20 years [and come to the conclusion that] this type of training will benefit all those whose activities concern biomass”, he told Bio4Energy Communications over the phone.
While the Nordic part of the project starts from input materials such as saw dust, bark and other forestry residue, other European regions have chosen to target spent olive kernels, hemp or residue from breweries or from apple juice making.
“It will be an experiment in using technology, as well. Each region will be able to follow the sessions in their main language”, Matisons mused.
The sessions will be offered via the Microsoft Teams online conferencing system. There is no additional software required for those who sign up as participants.
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For more information
Efficient regional biomass logistics and infrastructure
Introduction to challenges of biomass logistics: Agenda