• Viopar Energy SA, member of Ravago Greece Group

1st Biomass Regional Forum

VIOPAR ENERGY S.A., a company dedicated to generating electricity from biomass combustion, is committed to supporting green development in Greece. As a member of the Ravago Greece Group, the company focuses on utilizing renewable energy sources.

Thus, it contributes to reducing the environmental footprint and enhancing the country’s energy sustainability.

Through innovative technologies and practices, VIOPAR promotes sustainable development and the transition to a green economy.

Recently, the company took part in the 1st Regional Biomass Forum, titled “Bioenergy and Sustainable Forest Management”, organized by the Hellenic Biomass Association (ELEAVIOM).

This event was held in collaboration with the Austrian Embassy in Athens, the Commercial Section ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA, and the Austrian Biomass Association.

Thanks to sponsorship from ELEAVIOM members, participation was free with electronic registration.

The Forum concentrated on the role of forest biomass in producing bioenergy, wood products, solid biofuels, biochar, and bioeconomy products, aiming to mitigate the impacts of climate change on Greece’s forest ecosystems.

The objective of the Forum was to facilitate networking among businesses, local governments, academic and research institutions, and all stakeholders in the biomass value chain..

The Forum’s agenda included:


On Tuesday, May 14th, 2024, in Larissa, featuring speeches by Austrian experts, presentations by Greek and Austrian companies, and B2B meetings to explore potential collaborations.

Site Visits:

On Wednesday, May 15th, 2024, participants visited the Forestry Office of Mouzaki Karditsa and the Department of Forestry at the University of Thessaly.

On Thursday, May 16th, 2024, visits were made to biomass power plants in Larissa and Volos.

Additionally, participants visited VIOPAR, where they learned about innovative practices in biomass production and processing.

These visits highlighted the significance of sustainable development and the use of renewable energy sources, raising public awareness about green energy. Key takeaways from the forum include:

  • Mobilizing the untapped biomass potential in Greece through the establishment of regional mechanisms and structures.
  • Bioenergy applications, such as the production of biofuels and bioproducts, can address urgent environmental issues.
  • All segments of the biomass value chain, from producers to end users, can benefit from increased efficiency and collaboration.
  • A symbiotic relationship between bioenergy and sustainable forest management can be achieved by incorporating best practices and innovative technologies.

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