Bioenergy in the South: The diverse impacts and future opportunities seminar October 13th

September 17, 2014

Viikki Tropical Resources Institute (University of Helsinki) together with FinCEAL and UniPID are organizing a seminar “Bioenergy in the South: The diverse impacts and future opportunities” to explore and discuss the many aspects of tropical bioenergy. The event consists of presentations by invited expert speakers, followed by a panel discussion. The event is open for everyone and free of charge.

Bioenergy in the South: The diverse impacts and future opportunities  

Date: Monday 13.10.2014
Venue: Auditorium 2 of Infocenter Korona (Viikinkaari 11), Viikki campus, University of Helsinki  

Over two billion people worldwide are dependent on wood fuels as their primary source of cooking and heating energy, most notably so in the South. Meanwhile, the production of modern liquid biofuels is rising in the South as well. Both the traditional and the new industrial forms of bioenergy currently cause a number of different impacts on people’s livelihoods and the environment. Bioenergy production and utilization also do carry a high potential from the both points of view.  

Viikki Tropical Resources Institute (University of Helsinki) together with UniPID (Finnish University Partnership for International Development) are organizing a seminar "Bioenergy in the South: The diverse impacts and future opportunities” to explore and discuss the many aspects of tropical bioenergy. The event consists of presentations by invited expert speakers, followed by a panel discussion. The event is open for everyone and free of charge. You are warmly welcome to attend!

See the detailed programme here.   Registration is required by Wed 8.10. at:http://goo.gl/3wP3Cn 

Please note that lunch is not provided by the organizers. However, a table reservation for 50 participants has been made in restaurant Viikin Kartano (Viikinkaari 8) on behalf of the event.  

For further information contact Arttu Pienimäki at arttu.pienimaki (at) helsinki.fi