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Assessment of biorefinery concepts and the implications for agricultural and forestry policy

Objective

The tent of the call FP6-2005-SSP-5A (Task 28), as well as wider societal and policy objectives for the NMP priority, form the strategic foundation for BIOPOL. In this text, sustainable management of Europe's natural resources and their integration with human activities, specifically in the materials and chemical industry, bioenergy and fuels motivate the research proposed for this Specific Support Action. The overall goal of BIOPOL is to assess the status (technical, social, environmental, political, and implementation) of innovative BIOrefinery cepts and the implications for agricultural and forestry POLicy. BIOPOL will result in a scenario grounded assessment of sustainable solutions that impact several European key industries, and will generate valuable knowledge to fill in part of the research agenda of the recent Biomass Action Plan of the European Commission. BIOPOL will have a substantial potential impact because it will enable decision makers to focus on the best ways to stimulate further demonstration (of pilot plant production) of the most promising technologies for biorefineries. The BIOPOL action can also have huge potential eomically. The BIOPOL sortium sists of 8 complimentary partners: 4 universities and 4 research institutes. No governmental agencies are included in the partnership officially, but they will be involved through the various partners. Each of the universities and research institutes is leading in their respective fields of innovative technology and supplies unique competence. BIOPOL activities will be performed in close co-operation with ongoing EU initiatives (a.o. EU Technology Platforms, NoEs, and IPs). BIOPOL has a total budget of 0.705 M? and is coordinated by the EU-experienced Wageningen UR. Structuring and integration of the BIOPOL SSP will be achieved through an integrated work package (WP) approach.

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Coordinator

AGROTECHNOLOGY & FOOD INNOVATIONS B.V.

Address

Bornsesteeg 59
Wageningen

Netherlands

Participants (7)

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RESEARCH INSTITUTE BIOPOS E.V.

Germany

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

CENTRALNE LABORATORIUM NAFTOWE

Poland

ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE NETHERLANDS (ECN)

Netherlands

UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES OF WEIHENSTEPHAN

Germany

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 44336

  • Start date

    1 March 2007

  • End date

    30 April 2009

Funded under:

FP6-FOOD

  • Overall budget:

    € 705 500

  • EU contribution

    € 551 000

Coordinated by:

AGROTECHNOLOGY & FOOD INNOVATIONS B.V.

Netherlands