ETIP Bioenergy Working Group 1 - Biomass Feedstock Webinar: 

Sustainable biomass and low-ILUC-risk options in agriculture

Webinar-ETIP-Working-Group-15-AprilDuring these times of social distancing due to COVID-19, the whole bioenergy community is working from home. The European Technology and Innovation Platform Bioenergy is making efforts to keep in touch with our all our members, to keep ourselves and you informed about the latest developments and to facilitate social interaction among us.

In this context a webinar of the platform’s Working Group 1 - Biomass Feedstock has been held on Wednesday 15 of April, 14.30-15.30 CET, moderated by Calliope Panoutsou, Imperial College of London, and chair of the Working Group.

The agenda discussed the latest developments and innovative solutions for the sustainable production of biomass and low-ILUC risk options in agriculture, including:

  • Growing perennial crops on marginal land in Europe for bioenergy (Wibke Baumgarten, FNR Germany);

  • Results of innovative cropping schemes for integrated food-and-biomass crops (Andrea Parenti, University of Bologna, Italy)

  • The role of agriculture in soil carbon storage and how to empower farmers (Calliope Panoutsou, Imperial College of London, UK)

  • Discussion and short updates on challenges, policy and research trends

  • Planning of the Working Group activities and publications for 2020.



PDF Icon Growing Perennial Crops on Marginal Land in Europe for Bioenergy
Wibke Baumgarten (FNR), Calliope Panoutsou (ICL), Werner Gerwin (BTU)

PDF Icon Results of Innovative Cropping Schemes for Integrated Food and Biomass Crops
Andrea Parenti, DISTAL (Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences), University of Bologna

PDF Icon The Role of Agriculture in Soil Carbon Storage and How to Empower Farmers
Calliope Panoutsou, Imperial College, London


A video recording of the webinar is available at


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