The overall BECOOL progress during this period has been extremely good and all objectives for the reporting period have been achieved. The official start of the BioValue project gave a push forward to the continuity of the activities planned in DOW. The EU-Brazil cooperation will bring mutual benefits as well as create synergy at scientific level, that will exploit the full economic potential of biofuel value chains, while creating unique opportunities for both Brazilian and European companies. The initiation of the Biovalue activities will allow to valorize the agronomic, logistic, and conversion results obtained so far by the BECOOL project and speedup the exchange of information. To date, BECOOL has achieved a very large amount of work, with much engagement across the whole consortium and it is expected to achieve the results stated in the GA. The BECOOL ambition to deploy at least 50% more feedstock, through the improved agro-logistics and innovative cropping systems (WP1) and improved supply logistics concept (WP2) for biofuels production, is more than ever relevant taking into account that the re-cast RED II has fixed a new mandate share for advanced biofuels of 3.5%, with Advanced Biofuels double counted and with the introduction of High ILUC and low ILUC risk concepts. So the forecasted of 10 to 20 times increased demand of lignocellulosic feedstocks by 2030 can be even higher. This will have a direct impact on farmers’ revenue, job creation (especially in the rural area), and minimize the land pressure (biomass supply districts). Crop diversification will also enhance environmental benefits due to favorable crop sequencing effects. The investigation on thermochemical conversion (gasification, fast/medium/slow pyrolysis) of various biomass feedstocks (giant reed, fibre sorghum, eucalyptus, hydrolysis lignin) and intermediates (fast pyrolysis bio-oil, pyrolysis oil-char slurries) will allow moving forward the present day knowledge and achieve an optimal gas quality. Moreover, the use of intermediate energy carriers will allow overcoming major logistics barriers for low-energy density feedstocks, so more feasible value chains will be developed. While the valorization of lignin-rich residues is excepted to dramatically improve the energy efficiency of gasification and biochemical processes (WP 3 & 4), as well as technological breakthroughs on pre-treatment, hydrolysis and enzymatic saccharification and fermentation steps will increase the competitiveness of biochemical advanced ethanol (WP4). Moreover the data generated in BECOOL are only of value if they have long-term societal, economic and environmental impacts. This will be achieved in work packages 6 &7 where we are allocating a significant amount of resources for integrated assessments, dissemination, data management and, intellectual property management of the Foreground, and also for the development of an effective strategy for the results exploitation, so to strengthen the different impacts of BECOOL project. Moreover the WP5 work is be focused on securing the long-term economic, environmental and scientific impact of BECOOL activities.