Stockholm. Industrial biorefineries is one important measure for the necessary radical greenhouse gas emission mitigation. Due to uncertainties and risks with this type of capital intensive investment, methods and tools for minimising risks and improving the base for strategic decision-making in industry have been developed.
In the seminar, Swedish methods and tools as well as some major international ones will be presented and discussed.
The uncertainties and risks inluence both the economy and e. g. the climate consequences of different biorefinery concepts. Future conditions for e. g. value chains, integration, policy instruments and energy prices as well as regional availability of biomass types, process industries, green power, etc, will have a considerable influence on choice of feedstocks, processes and products. Available decision support systems and ex-ante methods/tools deal with aspects of importance for decision-making for such concepts. This will be presented and discussed at the seminar.
Target groups for the seminar are representatives from industry, universities, institutes and regional and governmental authorities.
The aims of the seminar are to increase the knowledge in Sweden in this area, to create a network in Sweden and discuss the Swedish contribution in the international collaboration as well as to discuss need for further work.
This seminar is arranged by the Swedish Energy Agency as a part of the Swedish involvement in the International Energy Agency, Industrial Energy-Related Technologies and Systems (IEA, IETS). An international collaboration in the area of biorefinery evaluation is in preparation within IETS.
Chair of IEA,IETS