Thursday, 17 February 2011

Star-COLIBRI talk biorefineries in Budapest

The SusChem/ EuropaBio project, Star-COLIBRI, is organising an Expert Forum Conference on biorefineries on 12-13 April in Budapest, Hungary.

The Star-COLIBRI European Expert Forum on Biorefineries is a two-day conference that aims to initiate partnerships between projects on both a European and national level, and will provide a platform for networking between stakeholders. The meeting will take place at the Radisson Blu B├ęke Hotel.

The conference will also gather input for two major policy documents in the framework of the Hungarian Presidency of the EU: the Joint European Biorefinery Vision for 2030 and the Joint Strategic Research Roadmap for Biorefineries for 2020.

The first day of the conference will include sessions on 'What is at stake for biorefineries?', 'Covering the whole value-chain: the biorefinery innovation challenge', and 'Preparations for a Joint European Research Roadmap 2020'. The second day looks at public-private partnerships with perspectives from both sides.

The full programme for the event can be accessed here and registration and other details can be found here.

Star-COLIBRI (Strategic Research Targets for 2020 – Collaboration Initiative on Biorefineries) is a two-year Coordination and Support Action funded under FP7. The project involves five European Technology Platforms (including SusChem) and five major European Research organisations.

Star-COLIBRI's main objectives are to overcome fragmentation and promote cross-fertilization in the area of biorefineries research, support innovation by speeding up and facilitating industrial exploitation of research results in the biorefinery field, promote coordination in the field of future R&D funding, and facilitate the creation of Public-Private Partnerships.

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