IUFRO Ludhiana: "Short Rotation Forestry: Synergies for Wood Production and Environmental Amelioration", 10-12 February 2011
The potential of forests (natural or plantation) in mitigating the greenhouse gases has fully been realized and the collaboration at international level started with the concept that air pollution does not need passport to crossover the geographical boundaries of the country. Nature has given us one green technology “photosynthesis” which is not only cost free but has direct support in terms of livelihood security, energy and carbon sequestration. Short rotation forestry including agroforestry can act as a good source of carbon sink, though carbon sequestration potential of afforestation/reforestation is specific to species and the management involved, it is, therefore variable. Download full report
The research of the biomass potential on regional and local level, 28-29 October 2010
The purpose of the conference was to to show the scientific acquired possessions and experiences of scientific workers to activists of the regional autonomy. The conference was attended by scientists from the Eastern European countries such as Belarus, Ukraine and Lithuania. The after meeting comments of the participants stated that the exchange programme of the Benwood project forms an important element not only among the Europe and CDM countries, but also among the European countries. - Download full report
IUFRO IPS V, Italy 20 - 25 September 2010
The Symposium was carried out in three days. Several scientific sessions addressed the most relevant experimental, technical and
6. Brandenburger Energieholztag Conference, East Germany 26 August 2010
On August 26, 2010 Mr Jan Wieslaw Dubas from WENA Kochanska-Dubas took part in „6. Brandenburger Energieholztag“ in Bloischdorf, Eastern Germany that was organised by the Centrum für Energietechnologie Brandenburg. The outcome of this conference shows that it is necessary to use knowledge and experience acquired in other countries, for instance Poland and Sweden, which is much broader, especially in regards to energy willow cultivation and processing. Exchange of information based on own experience and mutual help are necessary. - Download full report
IUFRO Seoul, Republic of Korea 23 - 28 August 2010
During the Congress BENWOOD participants discussed SRF issues with participants from different countries. Main results of BENWOOD project were presented by posters and dissemination of leaflets to stakeholders and to the research community. Some of the Congress participants during the discussion with BENWOOD partners, emphasized the importance of educating policy-makers about the forest sector's contributions to climate change mitigation (Kyoto protocol). Additionally, they warned that over-saturating forest carbon sinks beyond tipping points could negate mitigation effects and also highlighted the substitutions benefits of using wood rather than energy-intensive materials.- Download full report.
Prof. Sanjeev Chauhan from Punjab Agriculture University in Ludhiana, India moderated the C-05 session. To download presentations from this session please click here.
Ludhiana Campaign: Stakeholders Workshop on Short Rotation Forestry for Bio-energy, India 21July 2010
India is a large developing country with diverse climatic zones. The livelihood of vast population depends on climate sensitivity economic sectors like agriculture, forestry and fisheries. The climate change vulnerability and impact studies in India assume high degree of uncertainty in the assessment due to limited understanding of critical processes in the climate system. The cost of not addressing climate change or to adapt to it are very uncertain. The Government’s drive on GHG mitigation target already support the renewable energy sector with fiscal incentives to industry, which will make this venture more attractive in future. However, at present the private power generating agencies are also facing problem of resource availability, collection, transportation, storage, etc. of surplus biomass. Equally important stake holder, farmer is also not aware of the channelization of their surplus biomass. (Dr. Sanjeev K. Chauhan), Opening speeches - (Dr SK Chauhan and Dr M S Aulakh, Dr MS Kang, the Vice Chancellor of PAU) , Participants' feedback Pictures
Farmers and Students Awareness Campaign on Biomass for Bioenergy, India, 11 June 2010
A awareness camp was organized on June 11, 2010 at Village Sarabha District Ludhiana (Punjab) for the farmers and the B.Sc. Agriculture final year students. Dr MS Aulakh, the Dean, College of Agriculture, PAU a renowned soil scientist and environmentalist was the Chief Guest of the camp. Approximately 90 students and 115 farmers (male and female) attended the camp.- Download full report.