ENABLING Workshop in Athens

Partner Core Innovation co-organized and participated in Biomass Day 2019 that took place in Athens on 19 April 2019.

Biomass Day 2019, under the title "Moving towards a bio-based economy in energy and environment: supply chains and innovation", was organized by BIOENERGY NEWS magazine and SHAPE Business Events, under the auspices of the Hellenic Biomass Association (HELLABIOM), and in cooperation with Core Innovation, the Center for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), the Agrarian Association (INASO - PASEGES), the Center for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES) and the Cluster of Bioenergy and Environment of Western Macedonia (CLuBE).

Important representatives, stakeholders and field experts from the national and regional biomass sector were present, either as speakers or as members of the audience, and keynote presentations created interest and stimulated the participants to engage in discussions and exchange of views, ideas and opinions.

The event was divided into two sections.

The first module concerned Bioenergy & Supply Chains with presentations about:

  • The latest developments in European policy on Bioenergy

  • Actions for the collection and harvesting of prunes in Greece within the framework of the projects uP_running & AGROinLOG

  • Roadmap for the Introduction of Non-Food / Industrial Crops in European Agriculture as a Raw Material for the Production of Bio-products and Bio-energy

  • Sustainable development in the solid biofuel sector

  • Supply Chains of Biomass for Small and Large Teleheatings: The cases of Amynteus and Ptolemais within the framework of the projects Agrowchain and Disheat

  • The contribution of biomethane to bio-based transport and gas networks

  • Biomass handling practices for Biogas and Biogas production and Disposal of the Produced Residues

The second module concerned Bio-based Products & Processes with presentations about:

  • The EU funded project "ENABLING": Good Practices, Coaching Services and BiomassTrade Platform

  • The single-use plastic problem solution with bio-based materials: The Biodegradable Straw of Vegetable Origin

  • PHEEkia acquire a second life and claim a bit of our everyday life

  • Developments and financing opportunities in the field of bio-economy (EU Bioeconomy Strategy and Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking)

  • The EU funded project "RUBIZMO": "Cultivating" Fresh Ideas for Rural Business and Entrepreneurs

  • Case Studies: Implementations of Bioeconomy and Greek Entrepreneurship

Finally, an interactive workshop was held within Biomass Day 2019 that involved demonstration and discussion on materials and products from the Bioeconomy Industry.


Nikos Kyriakoulis