Launching November 2021 – the World Bioenergy Association (WBA) and ITN Productions Industry News will be co-creators of a news-style programme, exploring the latest innovations, insights, technologies, solutions, and future trends in the bioenergy sector. In the run-up to COP26, "Bioenergy for the Future" will offer unique insights into the bioenergy sector and will add clarity and expertise to the complex bioenergy landscape.
It is widely recognized that bioenergy has an important role to play to allow the world to meet its energy and climate change objectives. The “Bioenergy for the Future” programme will explore the current utilization of bioenergy around the world and its future potential as an important sector for decarbonizing the energy system towards a net-zero world by mid-century.
ITN Productions reporters, industry experts, and leading organisations will discuss global initiatives, highlight best practices and knowledge within the sector, shine a spotlight on significant contributions to societal and global advancements, address key industry opportunities and challenges, and showcase examples of the most innovative companies, research, and cutting-edge technologies fuelling future potential.
Planned launch during COP26
The programme is planned to launch at the 26th United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in the UK, pending a decision of COP26 event organisers in May/June 2021. COP26 is planned to take place in Glasgow, Scotland on November 1-12, 2021.
We are excited to be working with WBA to make a programme that engages with both businesses in the bioenergy sector as well as non-energy users of biomass in addressing the current, key stories associated with the industry and celebrating the positive news that doesn’t always make the headlines, said Nina Harrison-Bell, Head of ITN Productions Industry News.
The programme will combine key sector interviews, informative news items, sponsored editorial profiles and will form part of an extensive communications campaign featuring World Bioenergy Association (WBA) members and professional partners.
Few people are aware of the huge technological progress that has been made in bioenergy use. Communicating the opportunities these new technologies offer is key to make sure policymakers consider bioenergy as an option for decarbonizing our economy. ITN Productions is, for us, the perfect partner to address this communication challenge, said Christian Rakos, President of the WBA.