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Side event: WG Domestic Heating & Pellets


This side event working group on domestic heating aims to promote biomass use within the domestic heating sector.

In the framework of the EU’s long-term decarbonisation strategy, tackling the heating and cooling (H&C) sector is getting more and more attention. Biomass can offer a wide range of sustainable solutions, including in the residential sector. The key topics discussed by the WG include building regulations, air emissions and stoves & boilers certifications. This WG is open to all Bioenergy Europe’s members willing to understand and exchange on domestic heating related policies.

Key topics

  • Air quality
  • Policy updates (eco-design, electrification, 2030 National Energy & Climate Plans)
  • Biomass residential heating statistics

In addition to domestic heating, the pellet working group will offer all pellet stakeholders a platform to meet and discuss common issues and concerns regarding the development of the EU pellet market, as well as identify and propose actions to overcome current barriers.

Key topics

  • Financial tools for the pellet industry
  • Areas showing nice market development
  • Agropellet: recent market development

This working group is scheduled to take place post main conference on Thursday 19th November 2020.

Please note that this working group is primarily for Bioenergy Europe members. However, observers are welcome at the discretion of Bioenergy Europe. If you are not a member but wish to participate as an observer please contact the WG coordinators Alberto Rocamora and Gilles Gauthier.