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2021 September 12 - 2021 September 15

WBA Annual Meetings 2021

WBA Annual Meetings 2021

13 – 15 September 2021 / Vienna, Austria

World Bioenergy Association is pleased to invite the members to the WBA Annual Meetings 2021 in Vienna, Austria during 13 – 15 September 2021. The Annual Meetings are an excellent opportunity for the international bioenergy community to network and exchange ideas and best practices in promoting the sustainable development of bioenergy.

We request all to register your interest here:


September 12

Arrival in Vienna

Sightseeing visit of Vienna   

WBA dinner – discussions on bioenergy 

September 13

Field Visit

  • Boiler manufacturer Polytechnik – state of the art boiler technology based on gasification, boiler production
  • Visit of a rural district heating system based on Polytechniks gasification technology
  • Tour of the forest with explanations regarding biomass for energy retrieval, comparison of “natural” and managed forest in the core zone of the Biosphere Park Wienerwald
  • Evening grill in the Biosphere Park

September 14

WBA Annual Meetings (Venue: Hotel Höldrichsmühle) 

  • Steering Committee 2021
  • General Assembly 2021
  • Board Meeting (BM56) 

Evening departure to Klagenfut (4 hours) 

September 15

Austrian Biomass Day, Klagenfurt

September 16

Morning departure to Vienna Airport

Topical visits on the way back (small scale cogeneration using gasification technology, medium scale pellet production) depending on the interest of participants and flight schedules. Expected arrival at Vienna Airport 3 pm.


Delegates are requested to make their own flight arrangements. Vienna International Airport is the international airport of Vienna, the capital of Austria, located in Schwechat, 18 km southeast of central Vienna and 57 kilometres west of Bratislava


Delegates should pay for their own hotel accommodation. Venue: Hotel Höldrichsmühle , located in the Biosphere Park Wienerwald, just 30 min. from VIE Airport. Rooms have been pre booked for the delegates, so please inform us asap about your requirement. 


Full board accommodation in Hotel Höldrichsmühle: 140€/night including all meals, reduction of fees if meals are not consumed due to the program. Transfer from VIE Airport to the Hotel: Taxi recommended, approx. 40€, Transfer for the field trip 30€, Transfer to Klagenfurt and back: 60€. Sightseeing program: free guided tour, meals not included.

Local Transportation

WBA will arrange local transportation from hotel to site visits and meetings etc. for the delegates. More information will be sent later. 


Please visit the respective EU Embassies in your country to know about appropriate visa procedures. If required, an invitation letter will be issued to aid your applications. 


Austria is among the countries with a high share of bioenergy use – 16% of gross energy demand is covered by bioenergy. The focus of bioenergy development has been on the use of woody biomass, but biogas and biofuels are also used extensively. A long-term R&D focus on bioenergy technology over the last 40 years has led to highly developed technology and in some respects to global technology leadership. The visit will include an introduction to state-of-the-art technology for biomass use by gasification technology, both for small scale cogeneration and ultra-low emission combustion, biomass district heating, an introduction to forest management facilitating biomass use and pellet production.


For any clarifications, please contact us: +46 8 441 70 84 //