Canadian Biomass Magazine

Free webinar focuses on agricultural biomass for EU bioenergy production

April 13, 2021
By Canadian Biomass Magazine

A free webinar, jointly presented by Biomass Canada Cluster and AgroBioHeat, will take place Wednesday, May 5 at 10 a.m. EST.

The webinar is called “Success stories and lessons learned from the use of agricultural biomass for bioenergy production in the European Union.”

Canada is globally regarded as a leading producer, processor and exporter of high-quality oilseeds, pulses, and cereal grains, and its unique geography, including several different climatic zones and millions of hectares of fertile soil, allows producers to grow diverse and numerous crops.

About 90 million metric tonnes of annual grains and oilseeds have been produced in Canada over the last five years. Commercial production results in the availability of large quantities of crop residues for use as feedstock for bioenergy, biofuels and other bio-based products. While some of these residues are used for local animal feed and bedding markets, most resources are currently underutilized or burned in the field.


In spite of  the low uptake of agricultural biomass resources in the evolving Canadian bioeconomy, agricultural biomass has been used to a greater extent for the production of low-carbon heat and power in the European Union (EU). To raise the awareness among stakeholders in the Canadian bioeconomy, Biomass Canada Cluster and the AgroBioHeat Project are presenting a panel discussion on the success stories and lessons learned from the use of agricultural biomass for bioheat and biopower production in the EU, and on the existing and potential opportunities for the use of locally produced agricultural biomass in Canada.

The webinar will give an international perspective on the potential opportunities to advance agricultural biomass use for
a sustainable, low-carbon economy in Canada.

Topics include:

• Overview of the agrobiomass sector in Europe/the AgroBioHeat Project

• Spanish experiences with agricultural biomass

• Utilization of agricultural biomass and residuals for heat and steam production

• Biomass Boilers: Success stories and lessons learned from the use of woody and non-woody biomass for heat production in Europe and Canada

• Difficulties and solutions for crop residues as feedstock for bioenergy

To view the list of panelists and their biographies, click Panelists.

To register for the webinar, click here.


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