The Austrian Biomass Association, the Styrian Chamber of Agriculture and BEST – Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies GmbH hosted the 7th Central European Biomass Conference CEBC2023 in cooperation with Messe Congress Graz from the 18th to 20th of January, 2023.
I was invited to present the results and ongoing work of the IEA Bioenergy TCP Task40 and on behalf of my team Bettina Muster, Judith Buchmaier (AEE Intec) and Michael Wild. A lively presentation directed towards a broader audience of academics, policymakers, and practitioners dived into the benefits of system integration. The programme and impressions from this session are documented under the following link:
We are shifting our focus from value chains to circular bioeconomy value networks in the presented work. This perspective allows us to investigate network dynamics emerging from system integration between food, material, and energy use of biomass, and with complementing transformation strategies based on renewable electricity, hydrogen, and Circular Economy concepts.