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May 2006
Issue 5

Forthcoming conferences and seminars in which DG Research will be an active participant or an organiser.

World Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition
Jönköping, Sweden, 30 May – 1 June 2006
The Conference, organised by the Swedish Bioenergy Association (SVEBIO), brings together all stakeholders in the field of bioenergy with an industrial focus. It will also host a side event organised by DG RTD, entitled ‘Industrial Biomass Research – Industrial Perspective’. The aim of this session is to highlight the benefits for industries to participate in EU research framework programme projects. Industrial partners participating in EU projects will present and discuss their respective experiences, while Commission representatives will brief delegates on the upcoming FP7.

For more information on the conference, and for online registration, please visit http://www.elmia.se/worldbioenergy/

World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC)
Florence, Italy, 19-25 August 2006
The WREC aims to promote the development of renewable energy technologies and the strengthening of the industry in the context of a sustainable and secure supply of energy, particularly in developing countries. On this occasion, on 23 August, a one–day session entitled ‘European renewable energy RTD and international co-operation’ will be organised, which will cover the European RTD activities and the potential collaboration of the EU with Asian, African and Latin American countries. The main objective is to raise awareness in third countries about the EU research programmes in renewable energy and to stimulate international co-operation for FP7.

For further information on the congress please refer to:
http://www.wrenuk.co.uk/wrecix.html

21st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Dresden, Germany, 4-8 September 2006
The 2006 European Photovoltaic Conference will take place in the Messe Dresden Convention Centre. Lectures, fora and workshops will be organised on more specific issues including different research areas.

For more information please refer to:
http://www.photovoltaic-conference.com

European Conference on Biorefinery Research
Helsinki, Finland, 19-20 October 2006
DG RTD will organise, with the support of the Finish Presidency, the European Conference on Biorefinery Research with the aim of presenting the industrial perspectives of current and future biorefineries, and providing a technical review forum for biomass fractionation and conversion technologies. The event will disseminate information on current RTD success stories, evaluate industry needs, and identify challenges and opportunities for the development of biorefineries. Emphasis will also be placed on the EU and national policies contributing to the use of renewable raw materials. The potential of the various biorefinery concepts will be discussed in the frame of market conditions and the upcoming FP7.

For more information please refer to:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/energy/gp/
gp_events/biorefinery/article_3764_en.htm

International Conference on Ocean Energy
Bremerhaven, Germany, 23-24 October 2006
Marine currents and waves have a large, as yet untapped potential providing renewable electricity. This conference will allow researchers, industry, utilities, policy-makers and other interested parties to present and discuss technical and non-technical matters related to ocean energy.

For more information please refer to:
http://www.otti.de/pdf/guenther/coe2580cfp.pdf

2nd International Conference on Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources
Napa, California, USA, 4-8 December 2006
This week long conference aims at knowledge-sharing among North American, European, and Asian utilities, network operators and researchers in the fields of renewable energy and distributed energy sources. The conference will focus on the technical, market and regulatory issues that challenge the integration of these resources into the grid.

For more information please refer to:
http://www.2ndintegrationconference.com/index.asp

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