BIOSKOH Newsletter April 2020

Project evolution

Welcome to the first BIOSKOH newsletter of 2020, delivered during unprecedented circumstances in Europe and worldwide. We are happy to provide you with some updates and let you know the project is progressing.

Aiming to transform a brownfield industrial site in eastern Slovakia into a 55 ton cellulosic ethanol production facility, this BBI JU Flagship project will be the first-of-a-kind commercial-scale second generation biorefinery.

Meeting the public at BBI JU’s Stakeholder Forum in Brussels – and virtually at BBI JU’s Info Day

In December 2019, BIOSKOH partipated in the BBI JU Project Day and Stakeholders Forum in Brussels. It was a great opportunity to catch up with the BBI JU team and hear from other ongoing BBI projects who exhibited alongside BIOSKOH.

Riccardo Schiatti from Energochemica presented the BIOSKOH project while Sustainability Consult‘s Kathryn Sheridan and Bárbara Mendes-Jorge also attended to promote the project and answer stakeholder questions.

BIOSKOH representatives also attended BBI JU’s virtual Info Day this week, where EU bioeconomy representatives discussed topics such as the Green New Deal and circular economy – as well as BBI JU’s 2020 programme.

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

On 7 April, Kathryn Sheridan from Sustainability Consult represented BIOSKOH on the final Bio4Products webinar.

Alongside representatives from nova-Institut, BTG Biomass Technology Group and ifeu, Kathryn talked about the specific challenges of bioeconomy communications and provided tips on how to use LCAs as a communications tool for non-scientific audiences.

If you missed it, catch the recording on Bio4Products’ website – or on YouTube by clicking on the video below.

Biofuture Summit II and BBEST2020 – BIOSKOH in Brazil

Colleagues from our life cycle assessment (LCA) and socio-economic analysis (SEA) partner Imperial College London will be representing BIOSKOH at the Biofuture Summit II and BBEST2020 in Brazil.

Initially planned for April 2020, the conference has been moved to November 2020. It will bring together global experts from the bioenergy and bioeconomy sectors to discuss sustainable development and the role of the low-carbon bioeconomy.