The aim of the international conference will be to present resear ch results of cultivation and use of fast-growing trees and plants, as well as biomass conversion into energy carriers with higher energy density. Another objective will be to highlight perspe ctives of local energy and energy, economic and legislative scenarios on the impact of the biomass cultivation on biodiversity, potential invasiveness of the fast-growing trees and plants and changes in the landscape and environment. The conference is intended for university teachers, researchers, practitioners, PhD. students and the scientific public.