The Austrian Biomass Association, the Styrian Chamber for Agriculture and Forestry and Bioenergy 2020+ GmbH in co-operation with Messe Graz, are presenting the 5th Central European Biomass Conference in Graz from the 18th to 20th of January 2017.

The event will be taking place concurrently with the "Häuslbauer" Trade Fair for home builders at the Messecenter Graz. The conference is designed for about 1,000 participants. The conference languages are German and English in simultaneous translation.

The agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference 2015 in Paris gave the starting signal for a global energy transition. Investments that have previously gone into fossil energy are going to be increasingly redirected into renewable energies, of which in Europe bioenergy has the biggest significance. The prospects are excellent for Central Europe to profit from investments in infrastructure and system technology as well as from the positive effects of using bioenergy. Bearing these happenings in mind, the organisers of the 5th Central European Biomass Conference are placing special emphasis on the sustainable provision of biomass and efficient use of bioenergy as well as its contribution to climate protection, energy transition and the bioeconomy.

The focal points for the topics and any additional information about the conference can be found in the "Call for Papers" on our website . We kindly ask you to mark the date for this event.

At the same time we hereby warmly invite all interested parties to become a part of the conference and submit your experiences and projects in the form of an abstract to our Scientific Committee. The entry deadline for abstracts is 15 May 2016.

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you to the 5th Central European Biomass Conference.