Two highly acclaimed and reoccurring activities on the international renewable energy events calendar have teamed up for a special combined edition. The organisers behind World Bioenergy respective Clean Vehicles & Fuels will together with the Swedish Energy Agency stage World Bioenergy – Clean Vehicles & Fuels 2009.
Scheduled to take place in Stockholm, 16 -18 September 2009, World Bioenergy – Clean Vehicles & Fuels is an international conference with excursion programme and tradeshow all integrated together. The event is
focused on the practical implementation of bioenergy systems and
sustainable transport solutions covering the whole chain; from policy
making and procurement through to technology roll-out and systems
Stockholm, the capital of Sweden and home to almost 2 million inhabitants, is the largest metropolitan area in the Nordics. Early to harness the power of public procurement, Stockholm has developed sizable markets for clean
vehicles and biofuels. Therefore the site visits to commercial
applications, such as combined heat and power plants (CHP) or biogas upgrading in the greater Stockholm area, serve to complement the conference sessions by illustrating the practical and business realities. And with leading international technology manufacturers and service suppliers on the expo floor, the event is set to be the global point of convergence for all key stakeholders; political, public, industrial and academic.
Opportune timing for role model
Also noteworthy is that the event takes place during the Swedish EU presidency. Climate change, security of supply and demonstration of ways to reach EU 2020 renewable energy and emissions reduction targets, are all issues likely to dominate the presidency agenda. In this respect Sweden serves as role model, being a world renowned leader in pioneering and implementing renewable energy system solutions.
Having insignificant own fossil resources Sweden took the consequences of the first oil crisis in the 1970’s as an early warning. Today this small nation has clearly demonstrated that it is fully possible to break the link between economic growth and increased greenhouse gas emissions by switching to renewable energy. Sweden’s GNP grew by 48 percent between 1990 and 2007.
During this period greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 9 percent while the use of bioenergy increased by 79 percent, from 67 TWh to 120 TWh, accounting for just over 28 percent of the Swedish utilized energy demand.
And, by hosting a top level EU energy round table meeting during the event, it is this leadership role that the Swedish Energy Agency intends to further develop. Especially as World Bioenergy – Clean Vehicles & Fuels takes place in the lead up to the UN climate conference in Copenhagen in December 2009.
– The need for renewable energy and sustainable fuel sources along with the technologies to produce, distribute and utilise them as cost and resource effectively as possible, is greater than ever. Given the combination, concept and timing, we open a truly spectacular window of opportunity for all the major movers, shakers and money-makers to capitalise on, concludes Alan Sherrard, project manager for World Bioenergy – Clean Vehicles & Fuels 2009.
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World Bioenergy – Clean Vehicles & Fuels 2009 is a special joint edition of two leading international events and the Swedish Energy Agency. Set to coincide with the Swedish EU Presidency, it will be held 16 – 18 September
2009 in Stockholm.
World Bioenergy, international conference and exhibition on biomass for energy, is organized by the Swedish Bioenergy Association SVEBIO, and Elmia AB in Jönköping. Held biennially the most recent World Bioenergy (2008) had 200 exhibitors that attracted 5 700 visitors including 1 200 conference delegates from 60 countries.
Clean Vehicles and Fuels, European symposium and exhibition on sustainable transport systems, is organized by the City of Stockholm, the Swedish Gas Association, the Swedish Biogas Association, Hydrogen Sweden, BioAlcohol
Fuel Foundation BAFF and the Swedish Electric and Hybrid Vehicle
Association SWEVA. Held biennially the most recent Clean Vehicles & Fuels
(2007) attracted 400 delegates from 28 countries.