Rehap Workshop

Rehap is excited to announce that on the 27 September 2018 it will be running the project’s first workshop at the University of Augsburg, Germany focusing on Rehap’s research in helping strengthen the bioeconomy.

Over one morning, just outside the bustling city of Munich, through various short presentations, panel discussions and interactive debates, Rehap’s workshop will focus sessions on the following preliminary topics:

Overview of the Rehap project
Logistics management: Procuring and forecasting how much biomass is available in Europe
Biochemistry: Take a look at the specific protocols and extraction methods for lignin and tannin
Process upscaling and Life Cycle Analysis
Talks from invited guest speakers with open discussions

This will be a fantastic opportunity to hear about the ground-breaking developments the project has completed or currently working on, from those fronting the research.

The full programme, additional speakers and special guests will be released shortly.

The workshop will run from 9am – 2pm, including coffee break and lunch, providing ample opportunity to network with likeminded people.

If you are interested in attending or require more details, please contact Aitor Barrio

Revolution in Food and Biomass Production (REFAB)

The new conference “Revolution in Food and Biomass Production” will showcase leading solution approaches from a wide range of topics, on the 1st – 2nd October 2018 in Cologne.

The conference will bring together all future-oriented experts from companies, start-ups and research to have a look at the future of food and biomass production. What high-tech strategies are emerging on the horizon to sustainably supply a growing world population with healthy food – and at the same time provide industry with sustainable biomass for environmentally friendly products?

REFAB gives a unique opportunity to meet the pioneers and forerunners of the future of food and biomass production.

For more information and the full programme, visit:

EFIB 2018

EFIB is the market leading annual forum in Europe for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy.

where delegates are provided with an update on the status and outlook of biobased industries. EFIB is proud to foster engagement between policy makers, a broad range of stakeholders connected with the existing biobased value chain and seeks to reach out to, and include, new interlocutors.

In the last decade, EFIB delegates, exhibitors, sponsors and speakers have been showcasing innovative products and processes that deliver solutions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This year, we celebrate the Industrial biotech communities’ latest achievements in harnessing the power of innovation to deliver solutions to global grand challenges.

For more information and the full programme, visit:

8th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference 2018

On the 23rd-25th October 2018 the 8th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference will take place at Scandic Marina Congress Centre in Helsinki, Finland.

The event is organised by VTT of Finland and RISE of Sweden and previous events have attracted more than 200 participants from over 30 countries.

The conference will cover new research results and industrial experience related to biorefining based on wood and/or on pulp mills:

  • Biorefinery systems and processes.
  • Biorefinery products: chemicals, materials and fuels.
  • Apart from technical/scientific process/product subjects, economy and sustainability issues will also be addressed

As well as keynote speeches from renowned experts in the field - including: Bernard de Galembert, innovation and bioeconomy director CEPI; Berry Wiersum, chief executive officer Sappi Europe; James Clark, professor and director of Green Chemistry Centre University of York – paper contributions are expected to address scientific discovery, product and process technology developments and innovations in the value chains for Nordic wood biorefineries.

More information can be found on the website.

European Biomass to Power

On the 7th-8th November 2018, Stockholm, Sweden, will be hosting the European Biomass to Power conference following the success of last year’s even in Denmark.

The event will see around 200 industry experts in the field of biomass network and learn in-depth about planning, finance and technology strategies utilised for biomass co-generation projects.

For 2018, the key conference topics include: global biomass market developments; policy and regulation; finance and investment; sourcing and sustainability of supply; biomass handling and storage; breakthrough technologies for biomass to power.

This will be a great opportunity to exchange your point of view with your peers and engage in excellent networking and opportunities. To read the full agenda, click here.

There is also the chance to attend exclusive site visits on the 6th November 2018, but spaces are limited. Conference delegates will be able to visit Fortum's Värtaverket and Vattenfall’s Uppsala CHP plants.

If you are interested in attending the Pre Conference Day, you will need to confirm your interest when booking your place at the event. There is no extra charge to join the site visits but allocation is on a first-come first-served basis.