ECN at the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition in Amsterdam: A leading platform for biomass specialists

Researchers from the units Biomass & Energy Efficiency and Policy Studies of ECN will present their latest findings in the field of bioenergy, biofuels and biochemicals in the form of oral and visual presentations at the 24th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, this year taking place on 6-9 June in Amsterdam.

Biomass related research at ECN is widely represented at the conference, taking 
place again on Dutch grounds since 2002. Except for presentations that will be given on the following subjects, ECN is also chairing several technical sessions and taking part in the Holland Pavilion at the Exhibition.

Oral presentations:

June 6:

  1. "Development of Seaweed Biorefineries for Fuels and Chemicals” by Wouter Huijgen
    15.15 – 16.45 | Room: G103

  2. Fuel Production from Sewage Sludge using TORWASH for Highly Efficient Dewatering and Salt Removal” by Jan Pels
    17.00 – 18.30 | Room: Auditorium

  3. “Lignocellulosic Biomass as Feedstock for Energy, Fuels, Biobased Chemicals and Materials In Europe; An Integrated Assessment on Using Biomass Resources Among Different Demand Sectors” by Hamid Mozaffarian
    17.00 – 18.30 | Room: G103

June 8:

  1. “Results from the Dutch TKI pre-treatment project – Industial scale Co-firing Trial with Torrefied Wood Pellets”, by Jaap Kiel
    08.30 - 10.00 | Room: Lounges

  2. “Libra; Thermochemical Transformation of Lignins into Precursors for Value-Added Products” by Paul de Wild
    13.30 – 15.00 | Room: G103

  3. “Experimental Assessment of the Recovery of Valuable Hydrocarbons from Biomass/Waste Gasification Producer Gas” by Berend Vreugdenhil
    13.30 -15.00 | Room: Lounges

  4. “Techno-Economic Evaluation of a Biorefinery For Production of Isobutanol and Derivatives in the Port of Rotterdam” by Jan Wilco Dijkstra
    13.30 – 15.00 | Room: Lounges

  5.  “Co-Production of Green, High Quality Hydrogen and Bio Sng Using Electrochemical Hydrogen Compression”, by Alexander Grootjes
    15.15 – 16.45 | Room: G104

  6. “Results of the Isobutanol Rotterdam Platform Project” by Jan Wilco Dijkstra
    17.00 -18.30 | Room: G104

June 9:

  1. “Biomass Torrefaction: The Fate of Lignin and its Role in Downstream Densification Processes” by Pavlina Nano
    13.30-15.00 | Room: G103

Visual (poster) presentations:

  1. “Evaluation of Biochar from Gasification and Slow Pyrolysis” by Lydia Fryda

  2. “Experimental Assessment of the Recovery of Valuable Hydrocarbons from Biomass/Waste Gasification Producer Gas” by Berend Vreugdenhil

  3. “Results from the Dutch TKI Pre-treatment Project: Industrial-scale Co-firing Trial with Torrefied Wood Pellets” by Jaap Kiel

  4. “Techno-Economic Evaluation of a Biorefinery For Production of Isobutanol and Derivatives in the Port of Rotterdam” by Jan Wilco Dijkstra 

More information on the conference and conference program can be found on

As the title of the conference suggests, it is paired with an exhibition at the same location where ECN holds a stand at no. 32 as part of the Holland Pavilion. The Holland Pavilion is a space especially reserved for the Dutch exhibitors, who want to give their own Dutch touch to the conference and thus promise to create a dynamic environment for all visitors, by hosting lunch debates, networking 
drinks and events. 

On Wednesday, the 8th of June, a special event is organized in parallel to the conference at the same location. That day is set in the spotlight as “Biomass Connect”: an opportunity for Dutch and international researchers and industry to meet, to connect, to exchange ideas, to discuss new possibilities and learn from each other’s experiences and practices.

The day starts off with excursions and ends with a networking drink at the Holland Pavilion. For participation in this one-day event as well as the program outline you can visit

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  • Characterise biomass by a variety of certified, standard and advanced physico-chemical analyses methods and relate to the widely recognized Phyllis/BIODAT biomass properties database.
  • Be your R&D partner in biomass technology development and implementation applying extensive knowledge on thermo-chemical biomass conversion and cutting-edge experimental facilities.
  • Support you in assessing new biomass technologies and identifying business opportunities, e.g., by conducting techno-economic feasibility studies, screening experiments and producing test samples (for example, torrefied biomass, lignin, cellulose and hemicellulose fractions and seaweed extracts).
  • Conduct biomass-related system and scenario studies and full sustainability analysis.

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