Berlin -– More than 100 participants gathered for the German Day on Biomass organized at the 19th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition. “We can cover the electrical demand with renewable energies in Germany by 2050”, said Jochen Flasbarth, President of the Federal Environment Agency, underlining the leading role that Germany plays in stimulating the development of ambitious energy and environmental policies in the EU and worldwide. He emphasized that in order to achieve this transition to a low carbon economy the role of bioenergy is fundamental and an effort to mobilize all biomass streams in a sustainable way is necessary.
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A roundtable organized in the second half of the day highlighted the need to further develop and harmonize the many sustainability schemes already in place for biomass and bioenergy, as well as to raise the awareness of the public on the options available to ensure sustainability along biomass supply chains and avoid negative social impacts and competition with alternative usages. The role of international trade of biomass will be more and more important. Quelle: ETA-Florence Renewable Energies