Bio360 Expo 2020 in Nantes
Bio360 Expo 2020 in Nantes saw, for the first time, the fusion of BEES’s historical events (Biogaz Europe, Bois Energie and ReGen Europe) under the one unifying banner “Bio360 Expo” and the broadening of the thematic coverage of the event to encompass the world of liquid biofuels, bioenergy carbon capture and utilisation, storage and sequestration as well as the growing biobased sector… the common baseline being forestry, agriculture and waste management (ie resource optimisation). Underpinning this evolution is the urgent imperative to implement solutions to mitigate against climate change and to switch from the dead-end, fossil economy model to a circular, renewable biosociety. Bio360 Expo aims to be at the heart of this transition.
Bio360 Expo 2020 was also characterised by an increased presence from the broader international bioenergy and bioeconomy communities which was reflected in both the visitor numbers, international participants were up from 5% to 12%, but also in exhibitor numbers, up from 30% to 39% (totalling 179 international organisations).
This international cross-fertilisation between experts, research organisations, policy makers, financiers, companies and entrepreneurs is crucial as a means to harness and pool intellectual and other resources, as a driver for technology optimisation, as a platform to identify and develop synergies, as an opportunity to disseminate best practice and as a means to accelerate the deployment of low carbon, carbon neutral and carbon-negative bio-solutions for our planet.
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