SUSTAINABLE BIOMASS FOR ELECTRICITY CONFERENCE20.5.2012
Greening electricity generation for energy access
Acknowledging the important role of biomass in de-carbonizing the global energy system and the readily available and cost effective potential for emissions reduction that could be achieved through the large deployment of sustainable biomass for electricity production, UN-Energy in cooperation with the Global Bioenergy Partnership, IEA Bioenergy and other partners were organizing a Conference on Sustainable Biomass for Electricity held in Güssing, Austria from May 2nd until May 4th 2012.
The Conference provided an opportunity for governments, international organizations and the private sector to share their respective experiences and to join efforts towards a common understanding of sustainable biomass for electricity and practical ways to achieve this.
Additionally, delegates and participants had been offered an Executive Seminar on Bioenergy sustainability assessment and a field trip presenting one of the most interesting Austrian experiences in terms of rapid development of a green economy: the Güssing experience.
The organizers were UN-Energy (UNIDO, FAO and UNEP), the Global Bioenergy Partnership and IEA Bioenergy with the support of Dong Energy, Eskom, E.on and BioElectric Solutions.
Targeted participants in the Conference were utilities and government representatives, experts from regulatory agencies, key energy companies from both developed and developing countries; energy equipment suppliers, bioenergy experts and associations, donors, investors, professional associations, international organizations, and media.
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