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Workshop

“Mobilising Sustainable biomass chains for the Dutch context” – 16/17-Oct-2018, Springhouse, Amsterdam

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Follow on this page background information on the initiative to explore opportunities to sustainably increase biomass availability for the Dutch context.

30 experts 2 days 1 space

About 30 (inter)national experts from different backgrounds were brought together for two days to freely explore and exchange knowledge and insights on how to possible address the transition to a biobased an circular economy. At the end of the two days, results were presented to interested stakeholders.

22-Oct-2018:

Platform Director Eric van den framed the challenge and urgency of the issue in the Introduction Note, also describing the set up of the workshop and the Rules of the Game: see the slideshow or download the presentation as pdf.

Interesting material to read and/or watch

Video

Interview Olivier Dubois (FAO) on biofuels production – by Driven by Nature

Report

A test of Endurance: Addressing migration and security risks by means of landscape restoration in Africa – Planetary Security Initiative – Louise van Schaik, Ries Kamphof, Stefano Sarris, 2018

EU Project

BioTrade 2020 +Interactive Tool

The main aim is to provide guidelines for the development of a European Bioenergy Trade Strategy for 2020 and beyond. It should ensure that imported biomass feedstock is sustainably sourced and used in an efficient way, while avoiding distortion of other markets

Article

Bioenergy can solve some of our climate problems, but not all of them at once. -Stephanie Searle, International Council on Clean Transportation, 2018.

Report

The Future of Petrochemicals – Towards a more sustainable chemical industry – a new report by IEA, the International Energy Agency, 2018.

The report takes a close look at the consequences of growing demand for chemical  products, and what can be done to accelerate a clean energy transition for the petrochemical industry.

Article

“Modern bioenergy is critical to meeting global climate change goals”, say Kimmo Tiillikainen, Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing of Finland, and Fatih Birol,  Executive Director of IEA, the International Energy Agency, 2018.

Video

How bamboo can save the world

EU Project

S2Biom. – Tools for Biomass Chains.

The project supports the sustainable delivery of non-food biomass feedstock at local, regional and pan European level through  developing harmonised data sets, strategies, and roadmaps at local, regional, national and pan European level for EU28, Western Balkans, Ukraine, Moldova and Turkey that can be accessed via this S2BIOM tool set.

Video

Agroforestry, what is it? -BBC 2018

Video

What is six Thinking Hats?

Article

Future harvesting pressure on European forests. – G.J. Nabuurs, A. Pussinen, J. van  Brusselen, M.J. Schelhaas, 2006

EU Project

European Forest Resource analysis tools.

Various modelling and mapping tools aim to provide accurate and to the point information concerning European forests, their management and the fulfillment of functions like wood availability, carbon sequestration, biodiversity, etc

Video

Creative thinking – how to get out of the box and generate ideas.

Report

Mobilising more wood therefore offers a major opportunity for Europe to reduce its impacts on the environment and develop a sustainable bio- based economy. Today, Europe’s large unused wood potential is ‘locked’ in forests where harvesting is limited due to complex barriers associated with regulation, accessibility, ownership structures and other technical, social and economic factors. A large share of the unused potential can be mobilised through more active forest management and without disturbing other forest functions.

This handbook is an outcome of the EU-funded SIMWOOD project (see also elsewhere  on this page). The results of the project are accessible through the websites www.simwood-project.eu and/or https://simwood.jrc.ec.europa.eu

Video

Shubhendu Sharma: How to grow a forest in your backyard | TED Talk

Video

How to grow a forest in your backyard?

Video

Seedballs- Great Solution to Deforestation-Regrowing Trees

Report

Quick scan Literature Review on Biofuels Feedstock Resource Availability. -Eric van den Heuvel, Sub Group Advanced Biofuels (SGAB), 2016.

Video

The future of farming and agriculture

Video

Caleb Harper: This computer will grow your food in the future | TED Talk

Article

Marginal Lands: Concept, Assessment and Management – Shujiang Kang, Wilfred M. Post, Jeff A. Nichols, Dali Wang, Tristram O. West, Varaprasad Bandaru & Roberto C. Izaurralde, 2013

Article

The role of biomass and bioenergy in a future bioeconomy: Policies and facts – Nicolae Scarlat, Jean-François Dallemand, Fabio Monforti-Ferrario, Viorel Nita, 2015

Video

50 Years ago this was a wasteland. He changed everything.

Article

Het platte dak wordt steeds groener in Rotterdam. Maino Remmers- NOS 2017.

Position paper

Advanced biofuels – a fast lane for transport decarbonization. Climate change mitigation requires innovative solutions and firm action from all of us – UPM, 2018

Video

Chasing ice – The calving of the Jakobshavn Glacier

Magazine

BE-Sustainable – The magazine of bioenergy and the Bioeconomy, March 2018: Denmark, a living lab for bioenergy

Policy Brief

The SIMWOOD project – A demonstration of the potential to increase wood mobilisation; Policy Brief – Tim Green, Christophe Orazio, Uwe Kies, David Edwards

Simwood was an EU project on sustainable wood mobilisation from European forests. The European resources were modelled in large detail and taking into accounted fragmented forest owners, steep slopes, nature reserves,  etc., then it was estimated that, at a maximum, Europe can mobilise an additional 60 million m3/y.

Position Paper

Actieplan Bos  en Hout, 2006

Video

New York Cities’ greenhouse gas emissions as one-tone sphere of carbon dioxide gas

Report

The Energy Report- 100% Renewable energy by 2050 – WWF, Ecofys, OMA/AMO 2011

Article

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