‘Sustainable Energy Opportunities in the Northern Periphery’, (Final Conference of BioPAD and REMOTE) will be held on 11th September in Joensuu, Finland

Finnish Forest Research Institute, Metla will host the final conference for the BioPAD and REMOTE project in Joensuu, Finland on 11th September 2014.

The goal of this conference and meeting is to present the results and outcomes of the Northern Periphery Programme (NPP) projects “REMOTE – Renewable Energy Training and Demonstration Network for Remote Communities in the NPP Area” and “BioPAD – Bioenergy Proliferation and Deployment” and to look to the future for sustainable energy in the Northern Periphery. Key learnings from the REMOTE and BioPAD projects will be presented and the opportunities for future development of sustainable energy will be highlighted. Conference is free of charge and open for different stakeholder groups (students, researchers, entrepreneurs, policy makers,..)

The schedule will be following:

10.09.14 Arrival to Joensuu

11.09.14 “Sustainable Energy Opportunities conference”

The meetings will take place at the Centre for Bioeconomy, Karelia University of Applied Sciences in Sirkkala Campus, Sirkkalantie 12, Joensuu.

12.09.14 REMOTE & BioPAD final partner meetings

Departure or Optional: 15-18 September “Bioenergy from Forest”- conference in Helsinki

The ‘Sustainable Energy Opportunities in the Northern Periphery’ conference will focus on the factors affecting the future of the bioenergy.  An important role is to create forest energy markets and mobilization.  One focus is examples of how to create markets and to overcome barriers on national and international markets and to promote the results of both NPP projects to a wider audience in the field of forest bioenergy.  Additional information can be found: http://www.bioenergyevents.fi/

The registration to the final conference have been started and can be done here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/sustainable-energy-opportunities-in-the-northern-periphery-tickets-12147209631

On behalf of Organising Committee, Welcome to the Joensuu, city of Bioeconomy!

Lauri Sikanen, Robert Prinz and Mikko Nivala

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Developing a local bioenergy market can provide significant opportunities for rural and remote areas, by improving security of energy supply, contributing to a reduction in CO2 emissions and stimulating the local economy by creating jobs and keeping payments for energy within the local community. A new project, BioPAD (Bioenergy Proliferation and Deployment), which targets the Northern Periphery of Europe, aims to ensure that bioenergy becomes more widely used and that awareness of the opportunities it provides are increased. The project will help the development of bioenergy and improve our understanding of the links between supply and demand by looking at supply chains for a variety of bioenergy fuels and different ways of converting these fuels into sustainable energy. Understanding the supply chains and the ways bioenergy moves from fuel source to energy provision will help the establishment of robust and efficient supply services which can match local demand. BioPAD is led by the Western Development Commission www.wdc.ie (Ireland) and is funded under the ERDF Interreg IVB Northern Periphery Programme (NPP) http://www.northernperiphery.eu
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