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World Bioenergy 2014

Commercial bioenergy venture in Africa wins the 2014 World Bioenergy Award

The 2014 World Bioenergy Award has been awarded to Jörgen Sandström from Sweden. The prize was presented by HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden at the World Bioenergy international conference and trade fair held on 3-5 June at Elmia in Jönköping, Sweden.

The 2014 World Bioenergy Award has been awarded to Jörgen Sandström from Sweden.

He is the Executive Officer of the company Addax Bioenergy in Sierra Leone, which on a commercial basis is not only replacing fossil fuels with bioenergy but also increasing the availability of energy, work and food.

The prize was presented by HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden at the World Bioenergy international conference and trade fair held on 3-5 June at Elmia in Jönköping, Sweden.

“With this year’s prize you can see how bioenergy investment can make a big difference in a poor country,” said Heinz Kopetz, president of the World Bioenergy Association, which sponsors the prize.

Read more about Jörgen Sandström, the winner of World Bionergy Award 2014.


Leading Swedish politician at World Bioenergy:

“Why is the transition so slow?”

“In 16 years Sweden’s vehicle fleet will run on fossil-free fuel. But 16 years is the life of a car. The transition is going too slowly,” said Stefan Löfvén, head of Sweden’s Social Democratic Party and possible future prime minister after this autumn’s general election.World Bioenergy celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. When the international conference and trade fair opened on Tuesday, several speakers noted that over the last decade bioenergy has gone from being a promise for the future to now being a dominant form of energy in a number of countries.

Yet one speaker – the leader of Sweden’s Social Democratic Party, Stefan Löfvén – asked: “Why is it going so slowly? We must gear up in order to cope with the climate challenge.”

Read more about the opening of World Bioenergy 2014.


Bioenergy can reduce carbon dioxide levels

The world needs much, much more bioenergy for many reasons.

When the World Bioenergy international conference and trade fair was officially opened on Tuesday, the main reason behind this need was represented on the podium in the form of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), represented by Professor Jean-Pascal van Ypersele.

Read more about IPCC.

June 2014


HRH Prince Carl Philip inaugerates World Bioenergy 2014

HRH Prince Carl Philip inaugerates World Bioenergy 2014


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Thursday 09.00-16.00


World Biorefinery is being held at the same time

Just as in 2012, Elmia and SPCI are jointly offering conference themes on the innovative topic of biorefining on 3 and 4 June.

More info: SPCI, info@spci.se,
phone: 46 (0)8 783 84 86


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Our website offers travel tips for visitors from near and far. You can arrive at one of several airports – and don’t miss the chance to take pre- or post-event bus tours to/from Jönköping.

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