Covenant of Mayors webinar on BBI Call 2016

29 June 2016

Join the Covenants of Mayors' webinar about BBI's 2016 Call with a focus on local and regional bioeconomy projects, organised by the Covenant of Mayors in cooperation with the BBI JU and DG Research and Innovation. This webinar will focus on the BBI JU Call, with special reference on those topics looking at producing bio-based products from organic wastes. The successful best practice from the BillundBiorefinery and from First2Run flaghsip BBI project will also be presented.

Speakers include:

  • Claire Baffert, Covenant of Mayors
  • Andrea Accorigi, Policy Officer, DG Research and Innovation, BioBased products and processing
  • Agata Pieniadz, Project Officer, BioBased Industries Joint Undertaking
  • Bjarne Bro, Senior Project Manager  - Case study - The BillundBiorefinery
  • Giulia Gregori, Novamont - Case study - First2Run

The Covenant of Mayors is the mainstream European initiative involving local and regional authorities in the fight against climate change and developing a more sustainable energy future for European cities. It is a voluntary commitment by signatories to meet and exceed the EU 20% CO2 reduction objective through increased energy efficiency and the development of renewable energy sources. The Covenant of Mayors was launched in 2008 by the European Commission, with the support of the Committee of the Regions and the European Parliament. It provides a bottom-up support for the implementation of the EU Climate and Energy Package, adopted in 2008 by heads of state and government.

Please connect to the given link at 10.30 to make sure all the technical details are in place:  

The webinar was recorded and the slides and video of the sessions are now available on the Covenant of Mayors website at