FOCUS SESSION III / 22 November 2022 / 14:30 - 15:20
The contribution of biomass in the energy system - competition with food and material use?
Michael Nelles - University of Rostock (DE)
William Clarke - University of Queensland (AU)
Luca Fiori - University of Trento (IT)
Andrea Martelli - ENI SpA (IT)
Susan Thorneloe - US-EPA, United States Environmental Protection Agency (US)
For a climate-neutral society, a 100% renewable energy system and a real circular economy are essential. Within the framework of a sustainable circular bioeconomy, biomass has to make multiple contributions. Among other things (food, feed, material use), bioenergy must be generated as far as possible from biogenic waste and residual materials and used where wind, solar, geothermal and water are not the best solution. The complex question of what biomass can and should be used in the future sustainable energy system needs to be addressed. In the focus session, arguments will be exchanged and the role of energy recovery from biogenic waste and residues will be discussed in particular.