WBA news

2023 August 11

WBA and Bioenergy International launch the Autumn webinar series

Registration (Opportunities for biomass deployment in Asia, Aug 29): Link

Registration (Critical role of modern bioenergy for green cooking, Sept 26): Link

Registration (Developing pellet production in Central and South America, Oct 31): Link

Registration (Liquid biofuels as critical solution for decarbonizing transport, Nov 28): Link

As an organic, renewable, and sustainable energy source, biomass plays a vital role in the global low-carbon energy transition. This involves interlinking climate change mitigation, technological innovation, and inclusive development. In response to these dynamic challenges and promising scenarios, the agenda for the Autumn webinar series has been disclosed, a collaborative effort between the World Bioenergy Association (WBA) and Bioenergy International.

Save the date for the inaugural session of our comprehensive four-part webinar series, "Opportunities for biomass deployment in Asia" set to take place on August 29th. This session brings together insightful speakers who will shed light on the potential and challenges tied to biomass utilization across Asian nations. Our goal is to ignite meaningful dialogues that expedite the widespread adoption of bioenergy solutions, catalyzing sustainable progress throughout the Asian continent.

The second webinar ‘Critical role of modern bioenergy for green cooking’ is scheduled for September 26th. With nearly one-third of the global population still depending on unsustainable cooking methods, green cooking emerges as a key transformative opportunity to accelerate the transition to global sustainable development. The webinar will be a platform for experts to share insights into the latest advancements in bioenergy cooking technologies, case studies, and policy frameworks required to accelerate the transition.

Bharadwaj Kummamuru, Executive Director of WBA, emphasizes: “Transforming cooking practices through modern bioenergy is a game-changer. Not only does it offer an environmentally cleaner alternative, but it also empowers communities with healthier living conditions, making the simple act of cooking a catalyst for positive change”.

On October 31st, join us for the third webinar in our series: 'Advancing Pellet Production in Central and South America'. With abundant biomass resources, this region holds immense potential for pellet production, contributing to local and global sustainability efforts. We'll explore the region's progress in pellet production, including technology, investments, and policies, to drive its expansion.

The last seminar of the series, ‘Liquid biofuels as critical solution for decarbonizing transport, scheduled for November 28th will focus on the role of liquid biofuels in reshaping the way we move. Contributing nearly quarter of global energy-related CO2 emissions, the transport sector represents a great opportunity in the shift toward cleaner alternatives. We'll dive into discussions about the latest advancements in biofuel technology, real-world case studies, and policy support needed to accelerate its implementation. 

 - "The potential of bioenergy and biofuels goes beyond a shift in energy sources; it's a paradigm shift towards sustainability. Through these webinars, we can delve into the intricate balance of harnessing nature's processes to power our lives, while addressing the urgency of climate change", says Alan Sherrard, Editor-in-Chief of Bioenergy International.

Hosted on Zoom, all webinars are free to attend, but prior registration is mandatory.