Events

(03/10 2016)

The Wood biomass in the Nordic Bioeconomy

Workshop/conference held in Reykjavik, Iceland 4 October 2016 (Tuesday)

In this workshop the outcome of the tree year Woodbio project will be presented by the project partners and guest lectures. This is an open event on the 4. October 2016 (the day before the Nordbio Conference). Everyone is welcome but please register to Olafur Eggertsson with a short e- mail (olie@skogur.is).  The event is free of charge and includes lunch and coffee.

Theme: The outcome of the Woodbio project will be presented with lectures and posters

Venue:  4. October 2016 (Tuesday), Harpa Conference Center, Room: Ríma, located in the heart of Reykjavik, Iceland.

Agenda:

3. October 2016: Arrival day (Monday)

4. October 2016: The Wood biomass in the Nordic Bioeconomy (WoodBio)

Place Ríma, in Harpa Conference Center

Moderator: Ólafur Eggertsson, WoodBio project promoter

09.00-09.10 Opening:  Jón Geir Pétursson, Director General, Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources.

(lectures 20-25 min, discussions/questions 5-10 min)

09.10-09.40 Georg von Wühlisch.  Poplars and Other Fast-Growing Trees – Renewable Resources for Future Green Economies.  (Guest lecturer)

09.40-10.10 Halldór Sverrisson The history of Black Cottonwood in Iceland.

10.10-10.40 Almir Karacic The potential of climate adapted poplars in the Nordic Region.

10.40-11.00 Coffee break, refreshments

11.00-11.30 Thorbergur Hjalti Jónsson Vegetative regeneration of black cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa) by harvesting date.

11.30-12.00 Jyrki Hytönen Lignocellulosic biomass from downy birch SRF: management, harvesting & economy.

12.00-12.30 Palle Madsen Effects of seasonal cutting on moisture content of poplar timber and biomass.

12.30-13.30 Lunch (12.30 – 13.30)

13.30-14.00 Hrefna Jóhannesdóttir The pellet market in the Nordic countries

14.00-14.30 Maarit Kallio Prospects for demand for and supply of liquid wood-based biofuels and their impacts on the wood markets in Europe with particular focus on Nordic Countries

14.30-15.00 Judit Sandquist Utilization of woody biomass in the Nordic countries.

15.00-16.00 Discussions, posters, refreshments

5. October 2016: Nordbio Conference in Harpa

6. October 2016: Nordbio Conference in Harpa

More information and registration contact Ólafur Eggertsson  (olie@skogur.is)

The Woodbio workshop is a Side Event to the Nordbio Conference:

Information about the Nordbio Conference 5-6 October 2016:
Minding the future. Bioeconomy in a changing Nordic reality.
(International conference on bioeconomy and the outcome of the NordBio projects).
Preliminary agenda for the Nordbio Conference

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(22/10 2015)
Lectures from the second Woodbio project meeting 13-16 October 2015

Breeding for more productive and rust resistant poplars in Iceland Halldór Sverrisson (IFS) pdf
Woodbio activities in the “Sandlækjarmýri” experimental site in S-Iceland. Þorbergur H. Jónsson (IFS) pdf
Effects of seasonal cutting on moisture content of poplar timber and biomass. Anders Tærø Nielsen (KU) pdf
Biomass production of coppiced hybrid aspen in agricultural land in Finland. Jyrki Hytönen (Luke) pdf
Future supply and demands of forest biomass. Maarit Kallio (Luke) pdf
Mapping the developing industries (Innovation) utilizing wood biomass.  Judit Sandquist (SINTEF)
Study related to the pellet market in the Nordic countries Hrefna Jóhannesdóttir (Energigarden) pdf
Climate-adaption of poplars in Sweden. Almir Karacic (SLU) and Anneli Adler (Swetree) pdf
Planning the Conference/workshop that will be held in the autumn 2016. Ólafur Eggertsson pdf
Wood biomass and energy in the Nordic countries (short) Ólafur Eggertsson pdf

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(05/10 2015)

The Second Woodbio project meeting

Dates: 13-16 October 2015, Palace: Hotel degli Arcimboldi, Milan, Italy.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Arrival to Milan, Italy, Hotel degli Arcimboldi (https://www.hotelarcimboldi.it)

250 metres from Bignami Metro Station

Wednesday 14 October 2015

07.30-09.00 Breakfast

WoodBio project meeting at Hotel degli Arcimboldi

09.00-09.15 Olafur Eggertsson: Welcome to the participants, practical things etc.
09.15-12.00 Short presentations of Woodbio project work (max 15 min for each participant + questions/comments).
Halldór Sverrisson (IFS): Populus clonal trials in Iceland, preliminary results
Þorbergur H. Jónsson (IFS): Woodbio activities in the “Sandlækjarmýri” experimental site in S-Iceland
Anders Tærø Nielsen (KU): Effects of seasonal cutting on moisture content of poplar timber and biomass
Jyrki Hytönen (Luke): Biomass production of coppiced hybrid aspen in agricultural land in Finland
10.30-11.00 Coffee
Maarit Kallio (Luke):  Future supply and demands of forest biomass
Judit Sandquist (SINTEF): Mapping the developing industries (Innovation) utilizing wood biomass
Hrefna Jóhannesdóttir (Energigarden):  Study related to the pellet market in the Nordic countries
12.00-13.00 Lunch
Almir Karacic (SLU) and Anneli Adler (Swetree): Hardiness zones for Nordic countries based on growth rhythm- and phenology of poplar clones bred for higher latitudes, preliminary results.
14.00-17.00 General discussions, workshop/conference, finance, next steps etc
Planning the Conference/workshop that will be held in the autumn 2016.  (Location, time, subjects, agenda, invited speakers, publications (abstracts, extended abstracts, papers?)
18.00 Meeting ends, free time.

(We meet in the lobby (19.00) and find us the way to Milan centrum for dinner?)

Thursday 15 October 2015

Visit to Casale Monferrato, The Research Unit for Intensive Wood Production and excursion to experimental fields and plantations.

07.30-08.30 Breakfast

08.45 We meet outside the hotel ready for the Bus that will take us to Casale Monferrato.

c. 10.00 Arrival to Casale Monferrato. Casale Monferrato is a town in the province of Alessandria. It is situated about 100 km west of Milan on the right bank of the Po River. The institute will inform us about their activity, show us the experimental farm, biomass plantations, biomass heating power plant etc. The director of the institute is Dr. Giuseppe NERVO.

18.00 Estimated arrival time to Hotel degli Arcimboldi

 Friday 16 October 2015

Breakfast

Departure or you will extend your visit in Italy as some of the participants have chosen to do.

Practical things:

Hotel degli Arcimboldi has been booked for the participants. Participants will arrange their flights to Milan (will be reimbursed later by the Woodbio project). The accommodation will be paid by the Woodbio project for those not having travel allowance from their employer (inform Olafur in advance). You are welcome to extend your visit in Milan/Italy.

Project Participants arriving to the meeting in Italy

(some of participants are bringing their partners to Milan, not listed, inform me if they are going with us to Casale Monferrato on Thursday):

Iceland:
Ólafur Eggertsson (IFS)
Halldór Sverrisson (IFS)
Þorbergur H. Jónsson (IFS)
Aðalsteinn Sigurgeirsson (IFR)

Denmark:
Anders Tærø Nielsen (KU)

Finland:
Jyrki Hytönen (Luke)
Maarit Kallio (Luke)

Norway:
Judit Sandquist (SINTEF)
Hrefna Jóhannesdóttir (Energigarden)

Sweden:
Almir Karacic (SLU)
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Lectures from the first project meeting of WoodBio, 20-23 March 2014:

WoodBio; Wood biomass in the Nordic Bioeconomy. Ólafur Eggertsson (Iceland)
Silicon poplar project.  Þorbergur H. Jónsson (Iceland)
Poplars in Iceland, potential and research.Halldór Sverrisson (Iceland)
Palle Madsen (Denmark)
Bioenergy SRF research Metla 2014. Jyrki Hytönen (Finland)

Almir Karacic (Sweden)
Poplar projects at SweTree.  Anneli Adler (Sweden)
Judit Sandquist (Norway)
The Energy Farm in Norway. Hrefna Jóhannesdóttir (Norway)
SamNordisk Skogsforskning (SNS). Inga Bödeker (Sweden)

meeting in Iceland

From the left: Jyrki Hytönen, Halldór Sverrisson, Palle Madsen, Almir Karacic, Anneli Adler, Inga Bödeker, Judit Sandquist, Sitting: Þorbergur H. Jónsson, Ólafur Eggertsson and Edda

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First project meeting of WoodBio, 20-23 March 2014

Agenda

20 March, Thursday, arrival day

I will pick you up at the Keflavik airport

Most of you will stay in the Galtafell Guesthouse in Reykjavik

In the evening you will arrange your own dinner (short walk to the center), there are some kitchen facilities at the guesthouse.

21 March Friday, the meeting day

07.30-09.00 Breakfasts in the Guesthouse

09.00 I will pick you up at the Guesthouse and take you to the Icelandic Forest Research, c. 20 min drive from Reykjavik.

09.30 Ólafur Eggertsson, Welcome and short introduction to the project, background etc

10.00-10.45 The participants will introduce themselves an tell shortly about their ongoing and related projects (5-15 min each with discussions)

Þorbergur H. Jónsson (Iceland)
Halldór Sverrisson (Iceland)
Palle Madsen (Denmark)
Jyrki Hytönen (Finland)

10.45-11.00. Short brake, coffee

Almir Karacic (Sweden)
Anneli Adler (Sweden)
Judit Sandquist (Norway)
Hrefna Jóhannesdóttir (Norway)
Inga Bödeker (Sweden) SNS activity and strategy plan 2014-2017

c. 12.30-13.30 Lunch at the institute

13.30-16.00 Discussions and future steps led by Olafur Eggertsson

• The project economy and working plan
• Priorities 2014
• Internal deadlines within the project
• Responsibilities of partners.
• Outline of research projects that will take place in the regime of this project
• Date for the workshop/conference held in Iceland in 2015, home page etc.

16.00 Meeting ends?

16.30 I will take the participants back to Reykjavik

17.00 Arrival at Guest House, free time

19.00 Dinner in Reykjavik

22 March, Saturday: Excursion S- Iceland

07.30-09.00 Breakfasts

09.00 I will pick you up at the Guesthouse

10.00-11.00 Visit to the experimental forest at Sandlækjarmýri

During the rest of the day we will visit e.g.
Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir

Arrival in Reykjavík in the afternoon

Dinner during the excursion or in Reykjavík

23 March, Sunday, Departure

07.30-09.00 Breakfasts at the Guesthouse

The participants are leaving at different times from Keflavik, best to take the Airport buss from the BSI bus station. The bus station is in a walking distance from the Galtafell Guest House. I will help you with time schedule etc.

Participants in the meeting in Iceland 20-23 March 2014

Iceland:
Ólafur Eggertsson (IFS) Project manager
Halldór Sverrisson (IFS)
Þorbergur H. Jónsson (IFS)

Denmark:
Palle Madsen (KU)

Finland:
Jyrki Hytönen (METLA)

Norway:
Judit Sandquist (SINTEF)
Hrefna Jóhannesdóttir (Energigarden)

Sweden:
Almir Karacic (SLU)
Anneli Adler (Swetree)
Inga Bödeker (Nordic Forest Research (SNS))

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Preliminary priorities for the first year (2014)

WP 1. Mapping

Most important:
• Mapping the ongoing research projects in the Nordic countries on wood biomass in general, list their findings (outcome) and recommendations.

If we have resources and time in 2014:
• The economic impact of wood biomass as an energy source in the Nordic bioeconomy

WP 2. Research

Most important:
• Initiating new and supporting ongoing research projects dealing with high productive forest management and short rotation forestry
• Formulate a conference held in Norden (2015 or 2016) on short rotation and high productive forestry and related issues.

WP 3. Wood Biomass role whithin industry and innovation. 

  • Study the future demands of woody biomass for the developing industries in Norden.

Most important (2014 and 2015):
Study the raw material (wood biomass) required for the developing industries e.g. demands of the advanced biofuel and other industry in the coming future (2020, 2050).
• Second generation biofuel: ethanol etc.
• Other products from wood biomass………..
WP3:

(This is only some preliminary ideas that will be discussed in details at the meeting)

Ólafur Eggertsson