Programme

Tuesday 20 October

19: 00 Ice-breaker

Wednesday 21 October "The Science Day"

A comprehensive programme of the presenters and their presentation titles is available here as a PDF file. A printable (PDF) version of the conference programme with rooms is available for download here.

Welcoming words on behalf of the CASTLE project

Marcus Lindner, Head of Programme, European Forest Institute

Welcoming words

Josep Maria Elorduy Vidal, General Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food of the Regional Government of Catalonia

Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy: An introduction

Marcus Lindner, Head of Programme, European Forest Institute

Parallel sessions in the morning:

Session 1Transition towards bioeconomy: changing production systems and consumption patterns - Session chair: Marcus Lindner, Head of Programme Sustainability and Climate Change, European Forest Institute

Session 5:  Environmental challenges for the bioeconomy - Session chair: Tiina Pajula, Principal Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

Parallel sessions in the afternoon:

Session 4Optimal forest operations for a sustainable biomass supply - Session chair: Richard D. Bergman, Research Forest Products Technologist, USDA Forest Service

Session 6Economic and social challenges for the bioeconomy - Session chair: Jean-Luc Peyron, Managing Director, ECOFOR

Session 3Assessing sustainability in forestry, agriculture and related bioenergy systems - Session chair: Ottar Michelsen, Senior Adviser, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Session 6Economic and social challenges for the bioeconomy continues - Session chair: Jean-Luc Peyron, Managing Director, ECOFOR

Session 3Assessing sustainability in forestry, agriculture and related bioenergy systems continues - Session chair: Ottar Michelsen, Senior Adviser, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Session 2Innovative climate change mitigation strategies for the forest-based sector - Session chair: Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Special Professor European Forest Resources, Wageningen University

Poster session

Conference dinner

Thursday 22 October "Science-Policy-Practice Interaction Day"

Before dividing into the break-out groups, there's a panel discussion on the day's topic. The panel is led by Antonio Trasobares from the Catalan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Food and Natural Environment, and the panellists are:

Silvia Melegari, Secretary General, European Organisation of Sawmilling Industries

Joan Boix, Managing Director, Serradora Boix S.L.

•Flor Diaz Pulido, Deputy Head of Unit, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission

Markku Karlsson, European Biofuels Technology Platform

Break-out groups in the morning:

Group 1: Cascade use in practice today - material use reality

Group 2: Cascade use in practice today - energy use reality

Group 3: How can we implement revised sustainability criteria and indicators in company practices?

Break-out groups in the afternoon:

Group 4: Cascade use – do we need changes in the policy frameworks to regulate biomass utilization and address conflicts between material and energy use? This discussion topic is introduced by Bernard de Galembert (Confederation of European Paper Industries). How can the ambitious goals for the EU’s 2030 bio economy be optimally supported by sustainable and efficient wood sourcing? This discussion topic is introduced by Richard Sikkema (Joint Research Centre).

Group 5: Cascade use - In there currently a business case? Why (not)?

Group 6: Expectations and future perspectives on cascade use.

Group 7: Topic to be defined based on questions from the audience.

A comprehensive programme can be found here.

Friday 23 October "The Solutions Day"

The day starts with an introduction to the Solutions Day.

Parallel working groups will be formulating the sections of the workshop report. The target is to produce a summary (20-30 pages) with key messages.

The day will finish with a wrap-up and closing of the workshop, with lunch at 12:30.

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