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Global Biomass Supply and Challenges

Date From: 06 June 2017
Location: Webinar
Description: A one hour webinar drawing on Ricardo Energy and Environment’s experience of biomass supply strategies and examining how we might meet the challenges of tomorrow.
Event Type: Webinar
Venue: Online

Time: 09:00-10:00 BST

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Demand for biomass for energy has increased significantly over the past two decades and is likely to continue to be important as society strives to decarbonise heat, electricity and transport. Its attractiveness lies in its flexibly of use, where and when required, whether that is for baseload power or conversion to a fuel that can be stored and used for heat or converted to a fuel for transport. This means that there is 20 plus years of experience of meeting biomass demand across the world for many different applications at different scales, but persistent challenges in increasing supply in the future.  This presentation draws on Ricardo Energy and Environment’s experience of biomass supply strategies and examines how we might meet the challenges of tomorrow.

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Dr Patricia Howes is Ricardo Energy & Environment’s knowledge leader in bioenergy, having worked in waste and bioenergy since 1986. Her experience has included biomass heat and power, biofuels, anaerobic digestion and waste to energy. Pat’s clients have included both the public and private sector, giving her wide experience of policy and at the same time the challenges faced by bioenergy plant developers. This has taken Pat on a journey through biomass that includes international supply and solutions, resource assessment and logistics, life cycle assessment and economics. Pat has coordinated large scale international networks and presented work on biomass in the UK, to the European Parliament and internationally in Europe, North America, Australia and South Africa.


A one-hour online session: 40 minutes' presentation + 20 minutes' Q&A.
Duration (for CPD recording purposes): up to one hour.

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