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Apr. 4, 2012, Jönköping, Sweden - At the World Bioenergy Conference, dozens of countries from all over the world will be represented at this unique conference.


April 4, 2012
By World Bioenergy

Apr. 4, 2012, Jönköping, Sweden – At the World Bioenergy Conference, dozens of countries from all over the world will be represented at this unique conference. One such country that has shown great interest in biomass and bioenergy is Russia.

During the Opening session you will be able to
listen to Director General, Mr. Timur Ivanov from Russian Energy Agency.
He is given the opportunity to give his thoughts on Russian ambitions
in the bioenergy sector.

The
Russian delegation to World Bioenergy has also decided to arrange a
Side Event on 29th of May with the title: Potential and perspectives of
bioenergy development in Russia. The Russian delegation have a broad
interest in both attracting companies to offer CHP solutions and
district heating in Russian regions and efficient biogas production to
improve the use of manure from large farms and thus reduce nitrogen
leakage to surrounding areas and produce electricity or biofuels. There
is also the interest to discuss potential bioenergy supply to the
European markets from Russian forests. The world's largest pellet plant
is situated in Viborgskaya.

In addition to European visitors, other foreign delegations will be visiting as well, including from the United States of America.
The
delegation aims to provide U.S. decision makers with information to
facilitate implementation of advanced bioenergy solutions, and is
arranged the Swedish Trade Council and the Swedish Energy Agency.

Invited to the delegation are decision makers from American cities
and other local authorities, as well as key U.S. companies and
organizations. By showcasing Sweden's bioenergy infrastructure, one of
the most advanced in the world, the arranging organizations want to
inform and inspire similar developments and technologies in the U.S.
Today, 32 percent of Sweden's total energy supply is derived from
biofuels, making it the most utilized fuel in the country. In the U.S.
the dominance by fossil fuels is still very strong.

In order to provide a program adapted to local needs and in
accordance with Swedish expertise in the area, the program is developed
through co-operation with the Swedish Bioenergy Agency and the
BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota. The delegation is part of a larger
initiative where Swedish and Minnesota stakeholders are working together
to install pilot projects in two different parts of the state.

For more information, please visit the World Bioenergy 2012 website.


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