Bella Center – Copenhagen, Denmark

Conference: 03-07 June 2013 – Exhibition: 03-06 June 2013

Anders Eldrup is Conference General Chairman of the EU BC&E 2013 annual event that will take place this year in Copenhagen, Denmark

14 February 2013 – Anders Eldrup, former CEO of Danish renewable frontrunner DONG Energy, is the Conference General Chairman of this largest gathering of biomass experts. The EU BC&E 2013 will host the global biomass community at the Bella Centre Copenhagen from 3 to 7 June 2013.

Anders Eldrup

Anders Eldrup will bring the perspective of a strong industrialist to the conference and his nomination as Chairman is an acknowledgement of his contribution to the greening of DONG energy. Under his leadership, DONG Energy has turned into a world leader in renewable energy, with wind mill parks, conversion of fossil- based power plants to biomass and demonstration of cellulosic fuel ethanol production. Anders will help bring the view of an industrialist to the conference.

Before heading DONG Energy, Anders Eldrup was Permanent Secretary in the Denmark’s Ministry of Finance for 10 years.

Anders Eldrup is deeply committed to the greening of our economies and the development and commercialisation of sustainable new energy technologies. Anders Eldrup chairs the Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster and is a member of the board of among other the Technical University of Denmark, Offshore Centre Denmark, and the Rockwool Foundation.

The Technical Programme chair

Anders Eldrup will be supported by the Technical Programme Chairman, Dr. David Baxter of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission, which underlines the sustained commitment of the European Commission to the further development of Biomass technologies, its industries and markets in Europe and beyond.

Platform for the entire biomass sector

The EU BC&E offers an ideal platform to present innovative results and ideas to biomass specialists and decision makers from all continents. The EU BC&E Biomass Exhibition, running for four days and parallel to the conference, will attract companies and organizations from the entire biomass value chain. The exhibition is an excellent showcase for the sector’s technology and service providers. The EU BC&E will highlight progress in research, technological development and production processes, bringing together all key specialists of the industry to make it an inspiring platform for the global biomass sector.

EU BC&E Background

Held in different cities annually, the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EU BC&E) successfully combines a highly renowned international Scientific Conference with an Industry Exhibition. It has been running for over 30 years thus rightfully gaining its status among the world’s most significantly influential events in the biomass sector.

Its high-level scientific programme and parallel events attract participants from a wide ranging background including: researchers, engineers, technologists, standards organisations, financing institutions, policy and decision makers. This global exchange platform of current knowledge in turn attracts industrial exhibitors, making the conference events a significant tool for technology transfer and innovation prospects.

The event is supported by European and international organizations such as the European Commission, UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Natural Sciences Sector, WCRE – the World Council for Renewable Energy, EUBIA – the European Biomass Industry Association.

The Technical Programme is coordinated by the European Commission, Joint Research Centre.

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Chiara Benetti (pressoffice@etaflorence.it / +39 055 5002280 loc. 220)