Author: James Ling

Open Innovation Test Beds Workshop: Empowering SMEs to accelerate market access of nano-enabled biomaterials

Open Innovation Test Beds Workshop: Empowering SMEs to accelerate market access of nano-enabled biomaterials

Online workshop on Zoom | Wednesday 20 October 2021, 10:00-11:30 CET

Open Innovation Test Beds (OITBs) are key elements in accelerating the green and digital transition, increasing European competitive and technological leadership, supporting the move to climate-neutrality and circularity, and accelerating industrial innovation.

These Test Beds aim to bring nanotechnologies and advanced materials within market reach by providing access to demonstration and upscaling facilities, as well as services to advance technologies from laboratory validation to prototypes in industrial environments.

This online workshop will bring together OITBs, SMEs, industry associations, clusters, universities, and research centres. Our goal is to build awareness on the OITB services for customers and SMEs which will bring their own ideas and materials to be scaled up by the Test Beds.

Open Innovation Test Beds are gathering all the relevant players while providing all relevant services needed for innovation based on new materials, therefore reducing technological risks and accelerating market access.

Join us to discover practical solutions and opportunities provided by four OITBs, funded under the Horizon 2020 programme, for key sectors such as packaging, automotive, energy, construction, food, and consumer goods.

REGISTER VIA THIS LINK

 

Programme: 

10:00 Welcome and introduction, Mathieu Lions, IPC Centre Technique Industriel de la Plasturgie et des Composites

10:05 European Commission (DG RTD)

10:20 Dr Ulla Forsström, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, coordinator of INN-PRESSME“INN-PRESSME for piloting your bio-based products”

10:30 Prof. Dimitrios Bikiaris, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, coordinator of BIOMAC

10:40 Q&A on INN-PRESSME and BIOMAC

10:50 Juliana Oliveira, Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials, coordinator of BIOMAT“BIOMAT for SMEs”

11:00 Maria Jorda Beneyto, Centro Tecnologico ITENE, coordinator of BIONANOPOLYS

11:10 Q&A on BIOMAT and BIONANOPOLYS

11:25 Concluding remarks (Mathieu Lions, IPC). Next clustering activity in December 2021.

11:30 End of workshop

From date
2021-10-20
To date
2021-10-20
Moving Towards a Competitive European Bioeconomy: Emerging Biorefinery Technologies & Pathways to Deployment

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.

Event description

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.

Agenda

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.

  • 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

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.

Registration

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

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2021-02-17
To date
2021-02-17
Small and medium-scale CHP from biomass (webinar)

Small and medium-scale CHP from biomass (webinar)

Currently about 20% of cogeneration production in the EU comes from renewables. CHP from biomass can help increase this, and with it the overall share of renewables in heating and cooling. Small and medium scale solutions are expected to have the largest growth potential, with new technologies increasing their efficiency and sustainability.

This webinar will look at the current state of cogeneration in Europe and the role of small-medium scale biomass CHP. New technologies being developed through the EU research and innovation programme Horizon 2020 will be presented, as will a new stakeholder platform, which aims to increase cooperation in the sector.

REGISTRATION

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7869243609473112335

AGENDA

Welcome and introduction, Giulio Poggiaroni – EUBIA & James Ling – Greenovate! Europe
Cogeneration in Europe & role of small-medium scale biomass systems, Hans Korteweg – COGEN Europe
BLAZE project (www.blazeproject.eu), Enrico Bocci – University “Guglielmo Marconi”, Rome
SmartCHP project (www.smartchp.eu), Bert van de Beld – BTG Biomass Technology Group
BIOCOGEN 2030 stakeholder platform, Giulio Poggiaroni – EUBIA
Q&A

BIOCOGEN 2030

BIOCOGEN 2030 is a stakeholder community dedicated to biomass-based combined heat and power (CHP) systems that has been launched by partners of two EU funded projects: BLAZE and SmartCHP. The platform will foster knowledge exchange, gather feedback on R&D activities and enhance networking in the area, with the overall mission of increasing the share of bioenergy in the cogeneration market by the end of the decade.

Find out more and register here: https://forms.gle/b3Q5mcroD6dTUBoS9

The BLAZE and SmartCHP projects have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreements number 815284 and 815259 respectively.

From date
2020-06-09
To date
2020-06-09
How sustainable is ‘bio-based’ anyway? (Bio4Products webinar)

How sustainable is ‘bio-based’ anyway? (Bio4Products webinar)

The bioeconomy has great potential to reduce our dependence on non-renewable, unsustainable resources, and help achieve carbon neutrality. In the future more and more everyday products will be made from materials of biological origin.

But is ‘bio-based’ always sustainable? How should product sustainability be measured? And do consumers care either way?

This webinar will aim to provide some answers, with presentations from experts in the bio-based sector.

AGENDA AND REGISTRATION

Visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1612551854702397197

BIO4PRODUCTS PROJECT

This webinar is being organised by Greenovate! Europe as part of the Bio4Products project, which is testing the feasibility of a fast pyrolysis based biorefinery concept. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 723070.

The webinar is the fourth and final webinar in the series ‘From biomass to bio-based products’. You can re-watch the previous webinars here: https://youtu.be/39P7Sb3IkHg

From date
2020-04-07
To date
2020-04-07
Bio-based products from fast pyrolysis oil (webinar)

Bio-based products from fast pyrolysis oil (webinar)

20 February 2020, 11:00 – 12:15 CET
SUMMARY
Fast pyrolysis technology can convert a wide range of difficult-to-handle biomass into a clean and uniform bio-oil, which is easy to store and transport.
Most applications have so far focused on the use of pyrolysis oil for energy purposes, but the Horizon 2020 project Bio4Products has developed a technology to divide pyrolysis oil into multiple fractions that could be used for material applications.
Many new products could be developed from pyrolysis oil, and this webinar will introduce some of the latest results from innovative companies and collaborations in Europe.
REGISTRATION
SPEAKERS
Hans Heeres, BTG Biomass Technology Group – Thermochemical fractionation of pyrolysis oil – a recap
Melike Bayram, Hexion – Resins and moulding compounds from pyrolytic lignin
Hans Hoydonckx, TransFurans Chemicals – Moulding resins and wood modification formulations from pyrolytic sugars
Adam Turi, Foreco – FaunaWood – wood modification with wood
Moderator: James Ling, Greenovate! Europe
The webinar is the third in a series called ‘From biomass to bio-based products’. You can catch up on the previous webinars on biomass and fast pyrolysis here.
From date
2020-02-20
To date
2020-02-20
Developing a pyrolysis-based biorefinery (webinar)

Developing a pyrolysis-based biorefinery (webinar)

Novel technologies are under development in Europe to transform biomass – a valuable and sustainable feedstock – into high added-value chemicals, materials and energy to replace raw materials derived from crude oil.

One very promising technology is fast pyrolysis. This process is earning growing interest because it can convert a wide range of difficult-to-handle biomass into a clean and uniform bio-oil, which is easy to store and use for bioenergy or biobased products. Importantly, the process can unlock complex lignocellulosic biomass, keeping the key chemical functionalities in separate, depolymerised fractions.

This webinar will go through all you need to know about pyrolysis, from state-of-the-art techniques to the current status of commercial plants in Europe, with four major experts in this field.

 

SPEAKERS

Frederik Ronsse, Ghent University

Gerhard Muggen, BTG-BTL Biomass-to-liquid

Paul de Wild, TNO

Hans Heeres, BTG Biomass Technology Group

Moderator: Valeria Mazzagatti, Greenovate! Europe

 

THE BIO4PRODUCTS PROJECT

This webinar is being organised by Greenovate! Europe as part of the Bio4Products project, which is testing the feasibility of a fast pyrolysis-based biorefinery concept. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 723070.

The webinar is the second in a series called ‘From biomass to bio-based products’. Subsequent webinars will focus on: Making products out of lignin and sugars (January), Ensuring sustainability (March). You can re-watch the first webinar on ‘Choosing the right feedstock strategy’ here: https://youtu.be/39P7Sb3IkHg

 

Please register HERE

From date
2019-11-14
To date
2019-11-14
Choosing the right biomass feedstock strategy (webinar)

Choosing the right biomass feedstock strategy (webinar)

For any bio-based project, identifying the right feedstock strategy is a key aspect. One of the first steps to make the project viable is to secure a continuous and long-term supply of biomass. This ensures the plant runs efficiently and does not experience interruptions.

But biomass availability is complex to estimate. It is necessary to assess which feedstock is available close by to avoid high transport costs. The feedstock must also have sufficient quality and specific characteristics to meet the technical requirements of the plant. The cost and sustainability of the chosen biomass are equally crucial.

This webinar will explore all these key aspects drawing from the long-standing experience of three experts in biomass feedstocks. To join the webinar please register at this link. Registered participants will receive by email a link to join the webinar 1-2 hours before the scheduled start time.

The webinar is the first in a series called ‘From biomass to bio-based products’. Subsequent webinars will focus on: Developing a pyrolysis-based biorefinery (November), Making products out of lignin and sugars (January), Ensuring sustainability (March).

 

SPEAKERS

Sonja Germer, Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB)

Innovations in lignocellulosic biomass production: effects on costs, sustainability and acceptance

Lars Wietschel, University of Augsburg

Agroforestry residue potentials in the European Union: current status and future perspectives

Bart Tambuyser, CAPAX Biobased Development

Virtual pyrolysis plant locations: availability and quality of biomass

Chair: Bert Van de Beld, BTG Biomass Technology Group

 

THE BIO4PRODUCTS PROJECT

This webinar is being organised as part of the Bio4Products project, which is testing the feasibility of a fast pyrolysis based biorefinery concept. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 723070.

From date
2019-09-26
To date
2019-09-26