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On 14th September 2021, the World Bioenergy Association (WBA) convened the Annual Meetings (AM) 2021. The meeting was in a hybrid format with participants joining us physically in Vienna as well as via conference call. On the previous day, WBA delegates had an opportunity to participate in site visits near Vienna including a visit to the company Polytechnik, a new CHP facility in the city of Sulz, and discussions with the Wienerwald Forestry Agency.
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On 14th September, the Steering Committee of WBA re-elected Christian Rakos as president of the association at the WBA Annual Meetings 2021. Also, a new board was elected.
The list of the current WBA board includes:
The SC also voted for a new Nominating Committee in charge of proposing candidates for WBA board for the future. Its members include:
At the General Assembly (GA) 2021, the members approved the Annual Report 2020 and provided inputs to the activities of WBA for the year 2021 and future work plan 2022. Discussions involved topics related to communication and outreach, events including COP26, as well as the challenges faced by the bioenergy sector around the world. The AM 2021 also involved the 56th meeting of the WBA Board.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the team of ProPellets Austria for hosting the delegation.