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Virtual Conference – Moving Towards a Competitive European Bioeconomy: Emerging Biorefinery Technologies & Pathways to Deployment

Registration is now open for a virtual conference on the topic of Emerging Biorefinery Technologies & Pathways to Deployment, being organised in partnership with the European Commission on 17 February 2021. The conference is jointly hosted by Horizon 2020 projects Bio4Products and Rehap, and forms part of the EU Industry Week. The event is free of charge but registration is required via this link:

Climate Change and Environment
Industrial Technologies
Food and Natural Resources
17 February 2021 - 17 February 2021
Brussels, Belgium

For Europe to move towards a competitive bioeconomy, is it is essential that biorefinery technologies developed in the lab and at pilot scale are upscaled and deployed at an industrial scale. Industry and policy makers must work together to create commercial pathways to this greener future – but how?

This interactive event brings together researchers, industry leaders and policy makers to discuss how the European bioeconomy can take green technology from idea to deployment and who needs to do what to make this happen.


13:00 Introductions and keynote from the EU
13:30 Technical sessions: Feedstock, processes and new products, Interactive session with audience Q&A
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 First panel session: From idea to deployment – an industry view
16:15 Second panel session: Rollout of biorefinery technologies – policy perspective
17:00 Close

Some of Europe’s leading researchers and innovative bio-based companies, as well as EU policy makers and associations will present at the conference, including: Bio-Based Europe Pilot Plant, BTG Biomass Technology Group, Capax Biobased Development, Collanti, EuropaBio, European Commission, RAMPF, Tecnalia and more. The full agenda will be published in the next days.

The projects

The event is organised by two EU-funded SPIRE projects, Bio4Products and Rehap, both successful in identifying biomass availability and developing innovative new conversion processes and bio-based products. The projects have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreements number 723070 and 723670, respectively.


The event is free of charge but registration is mandatory via this link:


biorefineries, bioeconomy, innovation, biobased products, biomass, industry