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Netherlands Bioenergy Day

Bioenergy is Europe's leading renewable energy source. According to Eurostat data and calculations made by the European Biomass Association (AEBIOM), bioenergy will be able to supply 11 percent of the final energy consumption in 2017.

An additional 7 percent comes from the other renewables, while the rest (82 percent) still comes from fossil fuels. Within this context, for 66 days the EU can run on renewable energies, 41 days of which are supplied by bioenergy—from November 21 to the end of the year.

For the Netherlands, its Bioenergy Day is December 14, the day from which its energy demand until the end of the year could be met exclusively with biomass. The country may be comparatively low in bioenergy compared to other renewables but has a high share of bioenergy academia, R&D projects and tone-setting MEPs.

The Empyro woody biomass pyrolysis plant in Hengelo, the Netherlands.

The Empyro woody biomass pyrolysis plant in Hengelo, the Netherlands.

About European Bioenergy Day

The European Bioenergy Day campaign is powered by the European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) and relayed across Europe by both national and international partners supporting the belief that bioenergy is more than a renewable energy source, but a reliable path that will lead Europe to achieve its renewable energy transition in the shortest span of time.

The campaign will last 66 days, starting from November 21 through the end of the year. This is a symbolic date on which the European Bioenergy Day was celebrated by organizing the European Bioenergy Future Conference, that was held in Brussels, Belgium on that date.

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