1st Workshop on Forest-based bioeconomy infrastructure 06 September 2016, Leuna, Germany


9.00 – 9.10   Welcome, Gerd Unkelbach, Fraunhofer CBP

9.10 – 9.30   ERIFORE – Building a European research infrastructure for a circular forest bioeconomy,   Mika Härkönen, VTT

9:30 – 10.30 Presentation of first results from ERIFORE

  • Sourcing and availability of biomass, Jean-Michel Carnus, INRA
  • Primary processing of biomass as a key step to a successful bioeconomy, Janis Gravitis, LSIWC
  • Chemical and biotechnological conversion into biobased precursors for value-added products, Ville Nikkanen, Fraunhofer ICT
  • Effective downstream processing, William Mackintosh, SP

10.30 – 10.45 Getting there – Identified needs on the way to a European research infrastructure for a    circular forest bioeconomy, Franziska Hesser, Wood K Plus

10.45 – 11.30 Let’s discuss that over coffee

11.30 – 12.15 Keynote lectures on needs identified by the industry

  • Research & development needs in Biorefinery, Kari Kovasin, Metsä-Fibre
  • Drivers, trends and demands in Biotechnology, Joachim Schulze, Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG.
  • New opportunities for biobased aromatics, Ludo Diels, VITO

12:15-12:30 Introduction to workshop on forest based biorefining value chains, Anna Leinonen, VTT

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 15.15 Workshop Forest based biorefining value chains – how can we reach implementation

15.15 – 15.45 Taking it to the next level - Presentation of major outcomes of the workshop

15.45 – 16.00 Discussion, wrap up and outlook, Mika Härkönen, VTT

16.00 – 18.00 Transport to Fraunhofer CBP and visit of the pilot plant facilities

19.00 – Dinner

 Please register by 25th August. Please register well in time due to space limitations.

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Event time

6.9.2016 09:00
6.9.2016 18:00

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SKYHOTEL Merseburg
Thüringer Weg 28
06217 Merseburg


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SKYHOTEL Merseburg, MerseburgThüringer Weg 2806217 Merseburg ca. 60,- €/night

Please use the reference “Erifore” when booking your room.