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8:30 Morning Coffee and Registration starts
10:00 Opening
Conference Chairman Professor Antti Asikainen, Finnish Forest Research Institute, Finland
 10:10 Finnish Bioeconomy Strategy
Deputy Director-General Liisa Saarenmaa, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland
Forest Biomass in Europe: Status & Trends
Professor Antti Asikainen, Finnish Forest Research Institute Metla, Finland
Strategies of Bio and Forest Industries into a New, Sustainable and Innovation-Driven Future
Vice-President Stefan Sundman, UPM, Finland
11:40 Lunch

National and Local Strategies
Boosting Forest Bioenergy in Ontario, Canada
Project Manager Dawn Lambe, Nipissing University
12:55 Russian Bioenergy State Plan
Olga Rakitova,The National Bioenergy Union, Russia
13:15 Direct and In-direct Utilization of Forest Biomass for Energy Purposes in Austria
DI Kasimir P. Nemestothy, Austrian Chamber of Agriculture, Energy Economics & Energy Policy, Austria
A Forest Sector Model for the Region Baden-Württemberg in Germany
Juliana Walkiewicz, Matthias Dees and Eric Jessup, Remote Sensing and Landscape Information Systems (FELIS), Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg (ALU-FR), Germany& Thomas Heckelei and Wolfgang Britz, EuroCARE GmbH Bonn, Germany
14:00 Sustainability Aspects   14:00

The Cool Project Session


New results of the SECTOR Project: Solid Sustainable Energy Carriers from Biomass by Means of Torrefaction
Kathrin Bienert, Janet Witt, DBFZ Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH, Germany, Jaap Kiel, Michiel Carbo, ECN Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, Ute Wolfesberger-Schwabl, OFI Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology, Austria, Daniela Thrän, DBFZ and UFZ Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH, Germany

    COmpeting uses of fOrest Land (COOL) Project Session Welcome & Introduction

Dr. Kristina Gross, PTJ Jülich, WoodWisdom-Net & Dr. Regina Rhodius, Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy (IFP), University of Freiburg, Germany

14:10 Managing Forests for Bioenergy: Current Practices in Five European Countries
Elena Górriz, Forest Sciences Center of Catalonia (CTFC), Solsona, Spain
Using Poplar for Pellet Production in Sweden – Time-Dependent Climate Impact
Charlotta Porsö and Per-Anders Hansson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Department of Energy and Technology, Sweden

14:25 Policies on Forest-Based Bioenergy – an Explorative Study Across Five European Countries
Dr. Berit H. Lindstad, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) / Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management, Norway
14:40 Sustainability-Indicators for Local Heat Supply Systems Based on Renewable Energy
Alexa K.Lutzenberger, ALRENE Engineering office & Diana Hehenberger-Risse, Germany

14:40 Stakeholders' Perceptions on Conflict and Synergies in the Context of the Use and Production of Energy Wood
Dörte Marie Peters, Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy (IFP), University of Freiburg & Tina Wirth, Forest Research Institute of Baden-Wuerttemberg (FVA),  Germany

   14:55 Forest-Based Bioenergy from the Stakeholder Perspective – a SWOT Aalysis
Dr. Mikko Kurttila, Finnish Forest Research Institute (METLA), Finland & Špela Pezdevšek Malovrh, University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Slovenia
 15:00 Poster Session topis 1, 3 and 6
   15:10 Conclusion and Recommendations
Dr. Regina Rhodius, Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy (IFP), University of Freiburg, Germany
15:40  Coffee   15:30 Coffee
The Future of Bioenergy in Finland
Director-General of the Energy Department Esa Härmälä, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Finland
Panel Discussion arranged by COOL: Future Options for Forest Biomass in Europe - Dealing with Forest Related Conflicts Arising from the Production and Use of Energy Wood in Europe
Facilitated by Professor Lidija Zadnik Stirn, University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Slovenia with panelists
  • Director-General of the Energy Department Esa Härmälä, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Finland
  • Professor Antti Asikainen, the Finnish Forest Research Institute, Finland
  • Anssi Kainulainen, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners Finland (MTK) and Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF), Finland
  • Dr. Nike Krajnc, Slovenian Forestry Institute, Slovenia
  • Imke Lübbeke, Senior Policy Officer Renewable Energy from WWF European Policy Office, Belgium
  • Fernando Pradells, REMUFOR (Municipal forest owners federation), Spain
  • Kjell Andersson, the Swedish Bioenergy Association (SVEBIO), Sweden
 18:00  Enf of the day
 19:30  Conference Dinner

 Programme changes are possible.