Sustainable biomass in the Nordics – How should we farm the ocean?

Sustainable biomass in the Nordics – How should we farm the ocean?

The Bellona Foundation and Nordic Energy Research invite you to join the discussion on bioenergy and seaweed aquaculture.

Coffee, tea and a light breakfast will be served. Attendance is free, but we ask you to register via the link below.

The IPCCs global emission pathways presuppose an enormous increase in biomass use if we are to reach net zero emissions in 2050. Today land crops are traded in international markets and utilized for electricity generation or turned into biofuels. We are now seeing a growing awareness of the risks.

Considerable efforts are required to solve the challenges related to large-scale, sustainable biomass production.

With this seminar we wish, in turn, to expand our perspectives on biomass. What if the solutions we need are to be found in the ocean? How can seaweed cultivation help relieve pressures on terrestrial ecosystems, while safeguarding the marine environment? Can jet fuels based on macroalgae help decarbonize aviation? And not least: Can Norway and the Nordics take the lead in establishing large-scale production?
To discuss these topics we have invited experts from the Nordic Initiative for Sustainable Aviation (NISA), the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Seaweed Energy Solutions (SES) and SINTEF Industry. More to be announced shortly.

Perspectives that emerge from the discussion will inform a policy brief submitted to the Nordic Council of Ministers. A complete program to be announced soon. The final program will be available on the registration site.

Earlier related work and report here.

Date: 14th November 2019
Time: 08:00-10-00.
Place: DOGA, Hausmanns gate 16, Oslo
Language: Norwegian

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Registration here.

We look forward to seeing you.