Spain’s cli­mate, agri­cul­ture, forestry and en­ergy use are sim­i­lar to our own in many re­spects

Australian Forests and Timber - - BIO -

AN­DREW LANG - World Bioen­ergy As­so­ci­a­tion vice pres­i­dent and board mem­ber rep­re­sent­ing Aus­trala­sia-Ocea­nia, at­tended the European Biomass Power con­fer­ence in Seville, Spain, but now he’s won­der­ing just who in Aus­tralia in po­si­tions of power and in­flu­ence knows about what is hap­pen­ing in this sec­tor in Europe. Spain’s cli­mate, agri­cul­ture, forestry and en­ergy use are sim­i­lar to our own in many re­spects. An­drew at­tended the con­fer­ence and pre-con­fer­ence tour, and gave a pre­sen­ta­tion on en­ergy den­si­fi­ca­tion of biomass and the po­ten­tial for den­si­fied biomass sup­ply into Europe from more dis­tant sources in­clud­ing Aus­trala­sia. He was asked to act as chair for the se­cond day of the con­fer­ence, and led panel dis­cus­sions and the fi­nal sum­ming up.

Here’s An­drew’s cov­er­age of that con­fer­ence and of the sim­i­lar­i­ties be­tween the two coun­tries. Maybe it’s time now for Aus­tralia to ‘bite the bul­let’ when it comes to bio-power.

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