Intertasks Workshop and
Italian stakeholders meeting on biorefineries Biomass Trade and Supply in a Global Bio-­‐Based Economy Sassari, Sardinia, Italy, 5 May 2015
Foreword 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. Draft findings of a recent Intertask study between Tasks 34, 40, and 42 as well as results of DiaCore 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 on the afternoon of May 5 and a site-­‐visit to the MATRICA Biorefinery (a Versalis-­‐NOVAMONT joint venture) at the workshop location on May 6 (10:30 a.m. to 13:00). Morning Session Session 1: IEA Bioenergy Intertask Study 9:00-­‐10:00 Welcome/opening session (Isabella De Bari, ENEA -­‐ Massimo Carpinelli, Rector of Sassari University – Nicola Sanna, Major of Sassari*) Patrick Lamers (Idaho National Laboratory): Outline and draft findings of the Intertask Study, role of the workshop in finalization Heinz Stichnothe (Thünen Institute of Agricultural Technology): Key messages of Task 34 & 42 from the Intertask Study *to be confirmed Session 2: Research perspectives (DiaCore) 10:00-­‐10:40 Fabian Schipfer (Technical University of Vienna): First insights from a model-­‐based analysis of bioenergy use in Europe post 2020 Ric Hoefnagels (Utrecht University): End-­‐use and intra-­‐ and extra-­‐EU trade scenarios of biomass COFFEE BREAK (15 min) Session 3: Policy and industry perspectives, panel discussion 11:00-­‐13:00 Fabio Fava -­‐ Lucia Gardossi (IT Repr./Advisory Group H2020 SC2): "Societal Challenge 2 of Horizon2020" and "PPP/JTI Bio Based Industry": priorities and opportunities for the biobased industry Steven Thomas (U.S. DOE): U.S. feedstock mobilization in the context of a national and global future bioeconomy Miguel Valdivia Borrero (Abengoa): The view of Abengoa Bioenergy on biomass mobilization for the bio-­‐based economy Peter-­‐Paul Schouwenberg (RWE/Essent): International sourcing of woody biomass for electricity generation, logistical challenges, and regulatory risks Hugo du Mez (Port of Rotterdam): Current and potential trade flows of biomass, economies of scale in transport and storage, constraints, and challenges Panel discussion of industry and policy makers (Moderators: Martin Junginger, Rene van Ree) LUNCH (50 min.) Afternoon Session Session 4: Italian Policy And Market 14:00-­‐15:00 Bioenergy in Italy (Luca Benedetti GSE) The role of industrial biotechnology in boosting the Italian bioeconomy (Mario Bonaccorso, ASSOBIOTEC) Green chemestry : The Basilicata regional strategy (Raffaele Liberali, BASILICATA REGION) Session 5: Italian Biorefineries 15:00-­‐15:30 Biofuels driven biorefineries (Sandro Cobror, BIOCHEMTEX) Novamont biorefinery: a new model of sustainable development integrated with the territory (Luigi Capuzzi, NOVAMONT) COFFEE BREAK (15 min) Session 6: Italian R&D perspectives, panel discussion 15:45-­‐18:00 Fiber plants based biorefineries: the VeLiCa project (Nicoletta Ravasio, istm-­‐cnr) Lignin biorefinery, opportunities and challenges (Claudia Crestini, Università di Tor Vergata) Chemicals from biomass in Sardinia past and future (M. Marchetti, CNR Sassari) Lignocellulosics-­‐derived carbohydrates as platform molecules for the production of biofuels and biobased products (Isabella De Bari, ENEA CR Trisaia) Biocatalysis for the integrated biorefineries: new perspectives for the sustainable production of bio-­‐based polyesters and biofuels (Lucia Gardossi, Università degli studi di Trieste) "Logistic research activities for biorefinery" (Luigi Pari, CRA) Concluding remarks Contact, registration and logistics Attendance is free but registration for both the workshop and the Matrica biorefinery visit is mandatory. Registration for both is possible here: More information on how to get to Sardinia, the workshop venue and hotel information can be found here:­‐task42_5may15/Generalinformation.doc
About the organizers
Local organizing committee Dr Isabella De Bari, Italian Representative in Task 42, ENEA, Italy Dr Luca Benedetti, Italian Representative in Task 40, GSE, Italy Dr Mauro Marchetti, CNR Sassari, Italy Dr Maurizio Matera, Official Communication, ENEA Trisaia Research Centre, Italy ENEA: is the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development. It has more than 2000 employees and 14 research centres and labs with a specific mission in applied research and innovation technology activities. ENEA is partner in a number of R&D projects in the field of bioenergy, biofuels, and biorefineries. Since 2014 ENEA is member of the Italian Cluster of the Green Chemistry (SPRING) funded by the Italian Ministry of Research and Education (MIUR) GSE: Gestore dei Servizi Energetici S.p.A. is a company in charge of functions of a public law nature in the energy sector, whose main mission is fostering environmental sustainability through promotion and development of renewable energy sources (RES) and energy efficiency (EE). GSE grants economic incentives for RES, CHP and Energy Efficiency, manages various energy services (i.e: net metering, ETS auctions, virtual gas storage) and supports the policy makers through the systematic monitoring of RES and EE sectors. IEA Bioenergy: An International Collaboration in Bioenergy. IEA Bioenergy’s vision is to achieve a substantial bioenergy contribution to future global energy demands by accelerating the production and use of environmentally sound, socially accepted and cost-­‐competitive bioenergy on a sustainable basis, thus providing increased security of supply whilst reducing greenhouse gas emissions from energy use. CNR: The National Research Council (CNR) is a public organization; its duty is to carry out, promote, spread, transfer and improve research activities in the main sectors of knowledge growth and of its applications for the scientific, technological, economic and social development of the Country. To this end, the activities of the organization are divided into macro areas of interdisciplinary scientific and technological research, concerning several sectors: biotechnology, medicine, materials, environment and land, information and communications, advanced systems of production, judicial and socio-­‐economic sciences, classical studies and arts. Task 40: Developing the sustainable and stable, international, bioenergy market is a long-­‐term process. The core objective of the Task is to support the development of a sustainable, international, bioenergy market, recognising the diversity in resources, biomass applications. Task 40 aims to provide a vital contribution to (policy making) decisions related to global bioenergy trade for market players, policy makers, international bodies as well as NGO's. Task 42: Contributing to the development and implementation of sustainable biorefineries – as part of highly efficient and zero waste value chains – synergistically producing food and feed ingredients, bio-­‐based chemicals and materials and bioenergy (fuels, power/heat) as base for a global BioEconomy. The mission of Task42 is to facilitate the commercialisation and market deployment of environmentally sound, socially acceptable and cost-­‐
competitive biorefineries, and to advise policy makers and industrial decision makers accordingly. Its strategy is to provide a platform for international collaboration and information exchange concerning biorefinery research, development, demonstration, and policies. www.iea-­‐bioenergy.task42-­‐ DIA-­‐CORE: The IEE project DIA-­‐CORE aims to ensure a continuous assessment of the existing policy mechanisms and to establish a fruitful stakeholder dialogue on future policy needs for renewable energy in the European Union (EU). In DIA-­‐CORE, biomass import strategies, resource availability and related sustainability regulations will be assessed in context of enhancing coordination to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and convergence of renewable energy support in the EU. Main Sponsor 

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