WG3: Strategies & frameworks

One of the objectives of the project is to propose appropriate long-term strategies and support frameworks which can form a basis for a balanced approach between promoting the use of domestic biomass, while also keeping markets open for sustainable imports of biomass.

Specific focus of WG3:

  • EU level and EU Member States’ policies affecting lignocellulosic biomass trade
  • Sustainability concerns in importing and sourcing regions
  • Strategies and policies in sourcing regions (1) in relation to biomass trade, (2) to ensure sustainable production of biomass, (3) to promote domestic biomass use (energy or other applications)
  • Opportunities and barriers for international biomass trade
  • Key principles for sustainable trade
  • Long-term strategies and support frameworks in relation to biomass trade

Members of WG3:

  • Mr Carlos Alberto Fernández López, IDAE (Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energia), Spain
  • Mr Emanuele Bianco, Gestoredei ServiziEnergetici S.p.A (GSE), Italy
  • Mr Giulio Volpi, European Commission, DG ENER, Renewables and CCS Policy, Belgium
  • Mr Juan Carrasco, EERA Bioenergy, Spain
  • Mr Birger Kerckow, Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. (FNR), Germany
  • Mr Brian Kittler, Pinchot Institute, USA
  • Ms Evelyne Thiffault, NRCan (National Resources Canada), Canada
  • Ms Fanny-Pomme Langue, European Biomass Association (AEBIOM), Belgium
  • Mr Marc Monsarrat, Rainforest Alliance, UK
  • Mr Gordon Murray, Wood Pellet Association of Canada (Canada), Canada