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Workshop for industrialists: Exploring bioenergy systems to 2050 and beyond – Supergen Bioenergy Hub, EBRI – 07/07/22


7 July 2022


10:00 – 15:00


Conference Aston, Aston Street, Birmingham, B4 7ET


Supergen Bioenergy Hub, EBRI (Aston University)

The Event

A workshop for industrialists to evaluate the potential, the changing role and the challenges of bioenergy deployment to 2050 and beyond. Bioenergy and biofuels are key renewable technology options in the UK, which are currently used and are targeted for future development by the government in Westminster to help achieve its net-zero targets. Biomass resources can be used to deliver a wide range of low-carbon vectors such as bioheat, biopower, transport biofuels and bioproducts, including biochemicals that can be used to displace petrochemicals. The Supergen Bioenergy Hub, the UK’s leading biomass and bioenergy research consortium, will be facilitating a series of workshops across the UK to evaluate the potential, the changing role and the challenges of bioenergy deployment to 2050 and beyond. The workshops will seek to engage with bioenergy, energy system and climate change experts from academia, industry, policy and wider stakeholders to assess: • What forms of bioenergy and biofuels the UK will require over the timeline to 2050 and beyond? • How big does the contribution from bioenergy and bioproducts need to be for the future UK energy system and bioeconomy? • What and how much biomass will be needed and how will this change? • What technologies and processes should be prioritised and how will that change over the timeline to 2050 and beyond? • What are the tipping points that will enable scale-up of sustainable bioenergy deployment? The workshops will provide a valuable opportunity for engagement across the sector and the findings will be published as a research output and reported directly to UK policymakers. Agenda 10.00 – 10.30 Registration and coffee 10.30 – 10.45 Introduction 10.45 – 12.15 Workshop activity 1: Back casting 12.15 – 13.00 Lunch break 13.00 – 14.00 Workshop activity 2: System dynamics 14.00 – 14.30 Feedback and discussion 14.30 – 14.45 Wrap-up and next steps


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