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:

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.

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