Hidden potential in recovery of formerly arable land
1st Masterclass of Biomass Mobilization Innovation and Strategy Course (#BioMob)
On Thursday April 15 the second Biomob workshop series will officially start. In this first Masterclass, lead by professor Berien Elbersen of Wageningen University & Research (WUR), the opportunities of using marginal and abandoned land for biomass production will be discussed.
The full program of the Masterclass:
- Introduction and Background to the Biomob#2: next steps in biomass mobilisation
- Short introduction on low-iLUC Principles: where to look, Carlo Hamelinck (studio Gear Up)
- Calculations based on land estimation studies, Mark Bunse & Matti Defillet (PDB)
- Key-note presentation: 'How to make use of abandoned lands' and discussion, Berien Elbersen (WUR)
- Plenary: questions for next steps
Background on the Biomass Mobilization Innovation and Strategy Course
Scaling up sustainable bio-feedstock supply chains is a big challenge for many companies and organisations in the transition to the circular, bioeconomy. This is touching on different parts and dimensions of innovation. It is about identifying bio-feedstock potential that do not harm -or strengthen- biodiversity and contribute to carbon sequestration, logistic challenges, transparency, technical innovations and cooperation.
In 4 masterclasses you will examine how to identify and develop sustainable bio-feedstock supply chains for biorefinery.
During the course you focus on different approaches for biomass mobilisation and dimensions of innovation such as governance, logistics, commodities, policies, revenue models.
Understanding how to develop value together with (local) stakeholders. Innovative concepts for intermediate products, commoditisation for biorefinery technology platforms, including certification and logistics.