Prince Carl Philip opens the World Bioenergy conference in Jönköping

Prince Carl Philip and Stefan Löfven spoke during the opening of World Bioenergy 2014. Photo: IBL

On Tuesday 3 June, Prince Carl Philip opened World Bioenergy 2014 in Jönköping, an international conference and trade fair for the bioenergy sector.

The world's bioenergy was the focus of the three-day event at which experts, producers and suppliers within the bioenergy sector and those with an interest in the environment gathered at Elmia in Jönköping to take part in seminars, workshops and a trade fair. Under the heading 'Taking You from Know How to Show How', World Bioenergy hoped to contribute towards converting theory and science into practical action and technical operation.

Prince Carl Philip opened World Bioenergy 2014 and spoke about energy supply as one of the world's major issues for which everyone needs to take responsibility.

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Speakers then included Stefan Löfven, party leader of the Social Democratic Party, and Professor Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Vice Chair of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The Prince also presented the World Bioenergy Awardexternal link, opens in new window to Jörgen Sandström. He leads Addax Bioenergy in Sierra Leone, a commercial company that not only replaces fossil fuel with bioenergy but also increases access to energy, employment and food.

The morning concluded with a tour of the exhibition.

World Bioenergyexternal link, opens in new window has been held every other year since 2004, and is arranged by Elmia AB and Svebio, the Swedish Bioenergy Association.