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Biomass-based Carbon Sinks. Carbon neutrality 2050.


08 Apr 2021 09:30 to 12:00





Event Description

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Bioenergy Europe and The European Biochar Industry Consortium are pleased to invite you to the webinar "Biomass-based Carbon Sinks: Carbon neutrality 2050".

Europe has politically set the path to climate neutrality through the Green Deal.

In order to achieve carbon neutrality, we need to act on two fronts: (i) rigorous emissions reduction and (ii) active carbon removal from the atmosphere.

The webinar will discuss three realistic, quickly scalable and shovel ready biomass-based solutions for carbon removal:

  • Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage,
  • Forests as carbon sinks as well as
  • Pyrogenic Carbon Capture and Storage (Biochar).

The aim is to provide scientific information on these key biomass-based C-sink solutions, their technological readiness level and highlight their advantages, limitations and synergies with the long-term climate projections.

The event will consist of 5 presentations delivered by the leading experts in this field and followed by a Q&A session.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Simon Kay, Senior Expert, European Commission, DG Climate Action, Land Use and Finance for Innovation Unit
  • Prof. Jan Minx, Head of working group Applied Sustainability Science, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)
  • Kati Koponen, Senior Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland 
  • Dr. Hans Verkerk, Principal Scientist - Climate-Smart Forestry, European Forest Institute
  • Hansjörg Lerchenmüller, Chairman, European Biochar Industry Consortium (EBI)



Sentinel Atlas
Junior Accountant
Norwegian Refugee Council
Intern – Partnership and Admin Assistant
Low Impact Fishers of Europe (LIFE)
Baltic and North Sea (BANS) Regional Coordinator
Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU
World Customs Organization
Project Support Officer
EBN (European Business and Innovation Centre Network)
Research & Impact Officer
Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung e. V., Europa-Büro Brüssel
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Project Officer