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EuroBioRef Workshop: Future Prospects for Biorefineries at Milan Convention Centre MiCo, Italy

The EuroBioRef project (European Multilevel Integrated Biorefinery Design for Sustainable Biomass Processing; is a 4 years program coordinated by CNRS, France, which was launched two years ago on March 1st, 2010. It is supported by a 23 M€ grant from the European Union 7th Framework Program (FP7). EuroBioRef deals with the entire process of transformation of biomass, from non-edible crops production to final commercial products. It involves 29 partners (industry, SMEs, academics) from 14 different countries in a highly collaborative network, including crop production, bi

19 June 2012 - 19 June 2012

The EuroBioRef biorefineries has been set as chemicals/materials-driven biorefinery concept. The best part of the crops will be used to make high value chemicals and products, and the residues will be used for energy applications. This workshop will disclose the main results during the first 24 Months of the project, i.e. during the period from March 2010 to March 2012.

Coinciding with the 2012 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (18-22 June, Milan) this intermediate workshop shall provide an overview of the EuroBioRef project and seek feedback from delegates on the projects results and objectives. A session will look at the EU context for biorefinery development. The workshop will also look at the broader policy drivers for biorefineries on a global level. The presentations shall be concluded with a moderated discussion involving a panel of broad-spectrum specialists, who will be considering future prospects for biorefineries in Europe. Opportunities for question and answers will be provided throughout the workshop.

Aim: The intermediate workshop will be organised at the mid time in the project inviting external experts in the course of the European Biomass Conference to discuss the project objectives and results obtained until this period and to benefit from potentially new research results. This workshop will permit to receive direct feedback regarding their current research activities and to consider them in the project. The workshop will also seek to place the work of EuroBioRef concept in an EU perspective and look at the overall policy framework driving biorefineries in the EU. This will then be compared on an International level to be concluded by a roundtable assessing the prospects for biorefineries in the EU compared to the EU’s international partners.

Programme Outline

EuroBioRef Focus
EU Biorefinery Projects Overview
International Framework

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007- 2013) under grant agreement n°241718 EuroBioRef.Date: Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Time: 14:00 - 18:30

ETA-Florence Renewable Energies, Italy

For further information:

Angela Grassi, ETA-Florence Renewable Energies