- Written by Anna Strom
November at Piteå, Sweden? Below are some of the reactions sent by e-mail to Bio4Energy, co-organiser of the conference together with its partner, the Solander Science Park.
The conference had about 40 delegates, including those who had a special pass covering the five conferences of the Nolia Energy and Environmental Week who came to participate in Bioenergy 2012. The conference was given on the premises of the seaside resort Pite Havsbad and was moderated by a Swedish journalist, Li Skarin of Massa Media.
“Thank you for a well-organised and a very interesting conference”, Sven Kullander, chairman of the Energy Committee of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm.
“It was a very nice conference. Sometimes it is better not to have too many people because it’s easier to get to know people that way”, Johanna Berlin, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Gothenburg.
“The chemists spoke in a way that I could understand them… Nice conference facilities, nice dinner. Well organised. Li Skarin was great!... What could be done better? I always appreciate receiving a print copy of the conference slides. This makes it easier to take notes”, Thomas Grahn, Innventia, Stockholm.
“Thank you, I enjoyed it… It was a pity that there were not more industry representatives, but I am not sure what more you could have done…”, Ulrika Rova, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå. (Just over a fourth of the conference participants registered to the Bioenergy conference were industry representatives. Five or so more visited the conference with a pass covering the Week's five conferences.)
"The interpretation was outstanding. My doctorate students said that the interpreters were very well prepared... A nice conference overall", Stina Jansson, Umeå University, Umeå.
Bio4Energy wishes to thank the 15 Bioenergy 2012 conference presenters, the moderator, all delegates and, not least, its cooperation partners Nolia and the Solander Science Park. Only some of the presentations were cleared for sharing. You will find them below. Since the conference language was Swedish, only one of them is in English. However, during the conference professional interpretation from Swedish to English was offered.