nova Session “Sustainability of 1st and 2nd generation crops”

22 November 2017, 10:00 - 16:30 h, Terminal 1, Airport Cologne/Bonn

Hosts: Michael Carus, Lara Dammer (nova-Institute)



10:00 Registration & welcome coffee
10:15 Introduction of participants
Block 1

Biomass supply and demand scenarios until 2050

How is biomass supply and demand balanced today?
What are the biomass potentials in the world by 2050?
Which assumptions are underlying those supply and demand scenarios?
Which technology trends will influence the supply situation the most?
Using these scenarios for your  company, association or NGO

Participant contributions & discussion

Block 2 Focus first and second generation crops
  • Strengths and weaknesses of all biomass feedstocks for biofuel and biomaterial production.
  • Discussion of criteria such as GHG footprint, GHG abatement costs, land use efficiency, food security, protein-rich co-products, employment, rural development, livelihood of famers and foresters, LUC / iLUC, logistic, infrastructure, availability, traceability, social impacts, biodiversity and air and soil quality
12:00 - 13:00
Block 3

Food or non-food: Which agricultural feedstocks are best for industrial uses?

Myths and facts about food and non-food crops for industry
A differentiated approach to finding the most suitable biomass for industry
Impact of the new Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) proposal on the food / non-food issue

Participant contributions & discussion

14:30 - 15:00 Coffee break
Block 4 How to shape good communication about the use of food-crops for chemicals and plastics between industry and the public?

Telling a feedstock’s story
Participant contributions & discussion
16:15 Final feedback
16:30 Finish