Reed as a Renewable Resource (RRR2013)
1st international conference on the utilisation of emergent wetland plants

This is the webpage of the first international conference on the utilisation of emergent wetland plants “Reed as a Renewable Resource” (RRR2013).

Download the book of abstracts (pdf, 3.2 MB)

In September 2017 the 2nd international Reed Conference - RRR2017 will take place in Greifswald, Germany.

Conference Volume of Mires and Peat: Reed as a Renewable Resource

The papers in this special issue provide detail on of the central issues of the utilisation of wetland biomass. Special Volume.

Memorandum of the conference

This memorandum is an outcome of the first international conference on the utilisation of emergent wetland plants “Reed as a Renewable Resource” (RRR2013) that took place in Greifswald (Germany) from 14th - 16th February 2013. It endorses and promotes the worldwide protection, restoration and utilisation wetlands for multiple ecosystem services. Download the Memorandum (pdf, 0.3 MB)

Scope

The utilization of wetland biomass offers many opportunities to address the increasing and diversifying demand for biomass. Wetland biomass can substitute fossil resources as a raw material for manufacturing and industry and for energy production, using both traditional and new processing lines and techniques. The cultivation and exploitation of reed like common reed, sedges, reed canary grass, cattail, etc. can provide sustainable land use options for wet areas and can reduce competition between biofuel and food production, while maintaining and restoring many other ecosystem services.

Key Topics

  • Products
  • Productivity
  • Chemical and physical properties
  • Harvesting techniques and logistics
  • Biomass processing
  • Economic feasibility
  • Life Cycle Assessments
  • Ecosystem services
  • Case studies/country reports

Contributions

The conference contributions can be downloaded. Contributions.

Organizing Committee

Susanne Abel, University of Greifswald
Tobias Dahms, University of Greifswald & DUENE e.V.
Jan Felix Köbbing, University of Greifswald
Claudia Ohmke, University of Greifswald & DUENE e.V.
Biggi Pelz, University of Greifswald
Christian Schröder, University of Greifswald
Dr. Nathalie Soethe, University of Greifswald
Sabine Wichmann, University of Greifswald & DUENE e.V.
Dr. Wendelin Wichtmann, Michael Succow Foundation & DUENE e.V.
Kerstin Wulf, University of Greifswald