Biofuture Platform: Kickstarting a global, advanced economy.

Biofuture Platform: Kickstarting a global, advanced economy.

A declaration was adopted the 16th November 2017 at the COP23 Climate Change Conference in Bonn by member countries of the Biofuture Platform regarding the issue of sustainable biofuels and the target to enlarge the bioeconomy: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Morocco, Mozambique, the Netherlands, Paraguay, the Philippines, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Uruguay.

The decision, called ‘Scaling Up the Low Carbon Bioeconomy’ is to  scale up the low carbon bioeconomy and develop collective targets prescribing the contribution of sustainable bioenergy to final energy demand and as a percentage of transport fuel use.

This decision has been made following  the findings by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), who stated that to avoid an increase in the global average temperature and achieve the 2030 temperature goals of the Paris Agreement, bioenergy and biofuels should be not only promoted but be doubled in the next ten years.

Find here the full text declaration and information about the Biofuture Platform.

Agriculture & Food Summit 30th November 2017, Paris.

POLITICO will gather 130+ farmers, policymakers and agriculture and food industry experts for the first Agriculture & Food Summit, in Paris. The challenges and opportunities of sustainable food production and the ways in which our growing world is inspiring innovation and industry potential will be discussed.

Please find here more information of the event.

Energy Visions Series: Post COP23- The Changing Dynamics of Climate Diplomacy, 23th November, Brussels.

The event will bring together senior EU policy-makers, business and civil society representatives to reflect on the main outcomes of COP23 and explore Member States and cities commitments to tackle climate change and what all this means for the energy transition process.

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Water Knowledge Europe 2017

Water Knowledge Europe 2017 takes place 29th – 30th of November 2017  in Brussels.

Please find here the agenda of the event.

For more information about the event please click here.

Biogaz Europe 07-08 February 2018, Nantes.

Biogaz Europe takes place 07-08 February 2018 Nantes, France.

 Biogaz Europe now in its 8th edition, is the leading and reference event for the French biogas sector.


Dedicated to the biogas sector, the event has as its core objective how, year on year, to take the French biogas market to the next level.


Nantes has in recent years confirmed itself as the venue of choice for the French biogas sector and the event will be staged in the prestigious hall XXL enjoying all the benefits of its ultra-modern installations and spaciousness !

Looking ahead to Biogaz Europe 2018:

  • 250+ international exhibitors and represented companies
  • 4000 professional visitors expected : energy professionals, farmers, agricultural parties, project developers, policy makers, local authorities etc
  • a rich program including conferences, study tours, the Innovation Competition

Visitor Registration : in the lead up to the event, visitors will be able to register online for an e-badge providing multiple day free entry to the event



Venue:                       Parc Expo, Nantes, France



Organiser :               BEES – BioEnergy Events and Services

Email :              

Phone :                      +33 (0)3 84 86 89 30

Fax:                            +33 (0)9 74 76 05 59

Bois Energie 15-18 Mars, Grenoble.

 The Salon Bois Energie 2018, Grenoble, France : 15 – 18 March  

The Salon Bois Energie is a unique Exhibition in France dedicated to the entire wood energy chain. It is the benchmark event for wood energy.


Staged in 2018 in Grenoble, already welcoming 20 countries through its doors, the Salon Bois Energie is the international show place and meeting point for the French market.


The 2018 dates in detail:

15-16 March: Industry and Local Authorities

15-18 March: Domestic Heating, Forestry and Woodfuels


This distinctive event is reputed for bringing wood energy to life:

  • indoor operational stoves and fireplaces,
  • outdoor wood fuel machinery demonstrations,
  • exhibitors from all across Europe,
  • conferences, and the Innovation awards.

Key numbers anticipated for 2018 :

  • 400+ exhibitors and represented companies, coming from 20 countries
  • forestry and wood equipment, wood fuel production and supply, district and industrial heating, domestic heating,…
  • 15000+ visitors expected (professionals and general public)

Visitor Registration: in the lead up to the event, visitors will be able to register online for an e-badge providing 4 days free entry to the event.


Discover more at:
Venue : AlpExpo, Grenoble, France



BEES – BioEnergy Events and Services


Tel:       +33 (0)3 84 86 89 30

Energy Awards around Europe

There are several Energy Awards around Europe that promote the path towards a more sustainable Europe. These are some of the more relevant Energy Awards that are taking place now:

Upcoming Awards:

The Energy Awards. Rewarding Excellence in the Energy Business, it takes place the 6th December in London. The finalists of this year’s Energy Awards have been already selected. In the hosted ceremony, there will be some of the most senior operators in the energy market both local and international.

LegalCommunity Energy Awards will take place in Milan the 30th January 2018.  The purpose of the awards is to bring out the excellence of the legal market in the energy and energy sector operators. Participation in the LegalCommunity Energy Awards for 2018 is still possible. Please click here for more information.

Energy Globe Awards.  ENERGY GLOBE has a global call for participation in an annual competition for outstanding sustainable best practice projects.  Annually,  some 800 projects and initiatives are submitted from all over the world. There are two awards, the World Award and the National Awards, with a deadline to submit the proposal the 21st November 2017.

Horizon Prizes. There are several Horizon ‘challenge’ Prizes. Horizon Prizes are challenge prizes offer a cash reward to whoever can most effectively meet a defined challenge.  The aim of these prizes is to act as an incentive for innovation by prescribing the goal, but not how the goal should be achieved. The submission of the projects for each of them is still available although they have different date deadlines. Please find all the information here:

Past Awards:

EUSEW 2017 EU Sustainable Energy Awards: The winners of the EU Sustainable Energy Awards June 2017, presented by European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete at a ceremony in Brussels, were TILOS Island, Sinbio, Home Energy Saving Kit and Celsius-Smart District Energy.


Public hearing: Boosting non-state climate action, 4th December 2017

Public hearing: Boosting non-state climate action is taking place the 4th December 2017 in Brussels.

For more information about the event please click here.

To register for the event please click here.

New Partnership with Bioenergy Events and Services (BEES)! Events: Bois Energie and Biogaz Europe 2018

New EUBIA partnership with Bioenergy Events and Services (BEES)

BEES is an independent company operating within a network of international strategic partnerships to actively raise the profile and uptake of bioenergy worldwide.

There are two conferences that are being organised by BEES that will take place in February and March 2018

  • Biogaz Europe 2018 (07-08 February 2018)
  • Salon Bois Energie 2018 (15-18 Marche 2018)

More updates will be provided soon.

Please for more information about Bioenergy Events and Services click here.

For more information about the Bois Energie Event please click here.

For more information about the Biogaz Europe Event please click here.

Conference: Credible, effective and publicly acceptable policies to decarbonise the EU

Conference: Credible, effective and publicly acceptable policies to decarbonise the EU, 5th December in Brussels.

Conference on the new report by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics draws on the insights of three analytical papers, exploring three key challenges that the EU faces in meeting its 2030 energy and climate change targets

The Panellist will be: Samuela Bassi, Statkraft Policy Fellow, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science; Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Director, Renewables, Research and Innovation; Energy Efficiency, Directorate General for Energy, European Commission and Henning Häder, Manager, Generation, Climate & Environment, Eurelectric


For more information about the conference and how to register please click here.