Bioenergy & Sustainability: a SCOPE series volume

Mesa redonda: The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), through its Research Programs on Bioenergy (BIOEN), Biodiversity (BIOTA) and Global Climate Change (RPGCC), is pleased to invite you to 

Bioenergy & Sustainability
a SCOPE series volume 
Launching the report of a global assessment of bioenergy sustainability

April 14th, 2015
Venue: FAPESP: Rua Pio XI, 1500 – São Paulo, Brazil
Time: 9h30 to 17h00

Based on over 2,000 references and major studies the report provides a comprehensive analysis of the current bioenergy landscape, technologies and practices with a critical review of their impacts. Considering an extensive evaluation of current bioenergy resources status, systems and markets, potential sustainable expansion and wider adoption of this renewable resource the authors highlight recommendations for policy and deployment of bioenergy options: liquid biofuels, bioelectricity, biogas, heat, bio-based chemicals.

This assessment is a collective effort with contributions from more than 130 experts from 24 countries, encompassing scientific studies ranging from land use and feedstocks, to technologies, impacts, benefits and policy.

The authors considered how bioenergy expansion and its impacts perform on energy, food, environmental and climate security, sustainable development and the innovation nexus in both developed and developing regions. The report also highlights numbers, solutions, gaps in knowledge and suggests the science needed to maximize bioenergy benefits.

Panels included experts from academia, industry and NGOs presenting and discussing the current status and trends in biomass production and its possible implications for policy, communication and innovation strategies for a sustainable future.

The full report will be available as open-access. 


Event free of charge / Limited registration 

The conference will be given in English with no simultaneous translation 

Tel.: (11) 3838-4216/4394 |

Parking suggestion 
Pio Park – Rua Pio XI, 1320 / Tonimar – Rua Jorge Americano, 89


TUESDAY, April 14, 2015




Opening ceremony


Keynote Speech: Bioenergy Perspectives

Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz – Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP), Brazil PDF
José Goldemberg – Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil PDF


SCOPE Report Launching Session

Jon Samseth – Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE), France PDF
Glaucia M. Souza – Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil PDF


The Bioenergy Industry: the importance of bioenergy in the short term, liquid biofuels and bioelectricity, Brazil and Latin America context

Elizabeth Farina – União da Indústria de Cana-de-Açúcar (UNICA), Brazil
Thomas Foust – National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA PDF
Luiz Augusto Horta Nogueira – Universidade Federal de Itajubá, Brazil PDF
Questions from audience


LUNCH – Restaurants around FAPESP


Energy Security and Climate Security: the role of bioenergy for a sustainable energy matrix, meeting societal needs in the face of climate change

Paulo Artaxo – Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil PDF
Craig Hanson – World Resources Institute, USA PDF
Isaias de Carvalho Macedo – Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil PDF
Questions from audience


Food Security: exploiting synergies throughout the biomass and food supply chains

Patricia Osseweijer – Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands PDF
Francis Johnson – Sweden Environment Institute, Sweden PDF
Felipe Duhart – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Chile PDF
John Sheehan – Colorado State University, USA PDF
Questions from audience


Environmental Security and Ecosystem Services: biodiversity, restoring soils and protecting ecosystems in bioenergy landscapes, harmonizing forestry and agriculture policies

Luciano M. Verdade – Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil PDF
Reynaldo L. Victoria – Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Mateus Batistella – Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA), Brazil PDF
Heitor Cantarella - Instituto Agronômico de Campinas, Brazil PDF
Questions from audience


Sustainable Development and Innovation: moving away from fossil, biorefineries, the bioeconomy transforming how we use our resources

Luuk van der Wielen – BE-Basic, The Netherlands PDF
Andrew Miccolis – World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), Brazil PDF
Questions from audience


Final Comments from Bioenergy & Sustainability and news on next launchings

Reynaldo L. Victoria – Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil