Biomass for Swiss Energy Future

Welcome to the SCCER BIOSWEET

The Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research - Biomass for Swiss Energy Future (SCCER BIOSWEET) is a consortia of 15 Partners from 9 Academic Institutions and more than 50 Cooperation Partners from private or public sector organizations. It focuses on the engineering and implementation of biochemical and thermochemical biomass conversion processes with a high level of technological readiness and sustainability.


Biomass for Swiss Energy Future Conference 2016

Sept 7, 2016, Brugg

Save the date and register now! An attractive program with excellent speakers has been compiled adressing participants from academia, industry, federal offices, politics and interested persons from the general public.


Welcome to our new Board Members

Brugg, May 2016

The SCCER BIOSWEET board has elected Hans-Kaspar Scherrer (CEO of IBAarau AG, president of the board of directors of Swisspower) and Peter Heusser (I.C.E. AG, member of the board of SVUT) as new members. We are extraordinarily fortunate to have these two accomplished experts committed to the SCCER BIOSWEET.

Torplant - Torrefaction and renewables

L'Etat de Vaud, May 2016

L'Etat de Vaud, the SCCER BIOSWEET partners at HES-SO/HEIG-VD and our collaboration partner Granite Technologies did inform about the outcome of the project Torplant. The project offers promising prospects for the commercialization of torrefaction in Switzerland.


WSL Report Forest bioenergy and biodiversity

WSL, May 2016

How to increase timber supply and at the same time sustain biodiversity in forests?  What are the synergies or possible conflicts? The WSL Forum Suisse Romande and the WSL Report Nr. 41 dedicate themselves to these questions. 


Federal Energy Research Masterplan 2017 to 2020

SFOE, May 2016

Have a look at the federal mandate for the SCCER BIOSWEET and check out the Energy Research Masterplan 2017-2020 developed by the CORE.


Proceedings IEA Bioenergy Conference 2015

IEA, May 2016

More than 300 experts from 37 countries participated in the conference organized by IEA Bioenergy, the Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Programme of the International Energy Agency, in Berlin at the end of last year. The contributions of the two-day conference have now been published.




Ghent, Belgium, May 30-31, 2016

The 12th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will provide an overview of the scientific, technical, economic, environmental and social issues of renewable resources and biorefineries.


Energy Futures – Europe and North America

Zurich, ETH, June 6, 2016

The joint Symposium of MIT Energy Initiative and the Energy Science Center ETHZ will explore the approaches being taken in Europe and North America to securing the energy futures.


EUBCE 2016

Amsterdam, June 6-9, 2016

The 24th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) covers the entire value chain of biomass to conduct business, network, and to  discuss the latest innovations among the biomass community.


EuroTech PhD Summer School

EPFL, June 6-17, 2016

The 2016 EuroTech PhD Summer School is entitled "Energy systems: from physics to systems". It addresses multi-disciplinary and energy-related challenges.


Energy Systems Conference 2016

London, June 14-15, 2016

The Energy Systems Conference series brings together relevant stakeholders to explore the most suitable and efficient ways to design sustainable energy systems.


Bioenergie-Forum 2016

Solothurn, June 22, 2016

The Bioenergie-Forum 2016 highlights the future of bioenergy in the context of the Energy Strategy 2050 and Swiss climate policy. Oliver Kröcher will represent the SCCER BIOSWEET and Swiss bioenergy research in the panel discussion.


TMFB 2016

Aachen, Germany, June 21-23, 2016

The conference "Tailor-Made Fuels – From Production to Propulsion" is held as the 4th International Conference of the Cluster of Excellence Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass. The conference is open to participants from science and industry.


SCCER-f Round Table Event

ETHZ LEE H 203, June 23, 4  to 5.30 pm

Female participants of all SCCERs are warmly welcome to join! On this occasion we will have the pleasure of having a talk by Dr. Franziska Brem. Group Leader power electronics packaging and reliability at the ABB Corporate research Center in Switzerland.


Summerschool Innovation und Entrepreneurship

University of Lucerne, June 22-24, 2016

The provides insight into the innovation process in the energy sector including state of the art technologies, business management advice and
and law and regulatory aspects.


International Summer School on CO2 Conversion

Villars-sur-Ollon, Aug 29-Sept 2, 2016

The International Summer School on CO2 Conversion “From Fundamentals towards Applications will provide an overview about the status quo in the current CO2 research (fundamentals of CO2 conversion, concepts and industrial application of CO2 capture and conversion technologies).


CREST Annual Conference 2016

Winterthur, September 1, 2016

Save the date for the 3rd Annual Conference of the SCCER CREST which will be hosted by the ZHAW in Winterthur.

Brenet Status-Seminar 2016

ETHZ, Sept 8-9, 2016

The brenet Status-Seminar provides a synoptic of Swiss research and development activities in the field of urban and rural settlements as well as building architecture and technology.


Annual Conference SCCER SoE

Sion, Sept 12, 2016

The first day of the SCCER SoE Annual Conference will be devoted to hydropower, the second to geo-energy.


Swiss ECS 2016

Bern, September 13-14, 2016

The 10th instalment of the Swiss Energy and Climate Summit will cast its eyes to the future and deliver concrete answers. The motto of this year’s event is “Building Tomorrow”.


Holzenergie-Symposium 2016

ETHZ, September 16, 2016

The biannual symposium informs about innovation and trends in the field of bioenergy. The event is organized by Verenum Zürich and HSLU and supported by the SFOE.


Annual Conference SCCER EIP

Basel, Sept 20, 2016

This year’s SCCER EIP Annual Conference will be organized as special session at the ILMAC 2016. There will be several presentations, a booth with posters and information material of SCCER.


Biofuels International 2016

Ghent, Belgium, September 20-22, 2016

Biofuel producers, regulators and experts come together to discuss the industry's transition to advanced biofuels at the 9th Biofuels International Conference and Expo in Ghent.


Biogas Expo & Congress 2017

Offenburg, Germany, February 8-9, 2017

The biogas - expo & congress has a trinational orientation on the target markets Germany, France and Switzerland.


Annual Conference SCCER FURIES

Lausanne, Dec 2, 2016

The Annual Conference of the SCCER FURIES will take place in December at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne. Please save the date and further information will follow in due time.