World Bioenergy 2014 was a workshop for true change
In ten years the World Bioenergy trade fair and conference at Elmia in Jönköping, Sweden has gone from being a display window for Swedish bioenergy know-how to being a global workshop for an industry that is creating jobs, raising people out of poverty and slowing down climate change.
“This year we focused on workshops and discussions, which was a great success,” said Gustav Melin, CEO of Svebio, which organises World Bioenergy together with Elmia.
It all began in 2004 as a display of what Sweden had to offer. The world came to Jönköping to learn. When World Bioenergy was held for the sixth time in ten years on 3 to 5 June 2014 the roles had changed. The lectures had been replaced by the exchange of experiences.
“Energy consumption has flattened out in Europe, and in Sweden renewable energy supplies more than half the energy needs. This trend is accelerating in other parts of the world and there is a lot for us to learn,” Melin said.
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