BIOSKOH Newsletter May 2018

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Newsletter outline:

  • Czech and Slovak BBI Info Day – Sharing the project experience
  • Second General Assembly, Governing Board and Management Meeting
  • BIOECONFIN 2017 – Presentation and participation
  • BBI JU Stakeholder Forum – Meeting with peers and the public
  • BIOECONFIN EAST Tour 2018 – Looking for the next 2G Ethanol Biorefinery location
  • EUBCE 2018 – Presenting preliminary findings on 2G biomass and ILUC
  • Upcoming Bioeconomy Events
  • GDPR note – Stay in touch with the BIOSKOH progress!

Sharing the BIOSKOH project experience at the Czech and Slovak BBI Info Day

On 22 June 2017, the Slovak Scientific and Technical Information Centre (CVTI SR) and the Technology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Technology Centre ASCR) organised an Info Day on the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) initiative and the Call for proposals 2017, in Bratislava, Slovakia. The event was aimed at companies and research organisations interested in European funding and working on the BBI JU research and innovation.

Our scientific and technical coordinator Energochemica and project partner National Agricultural and Food Centre (NPPC), shared their knowledge and insights on project building during the ‘Experience and Good Practice’ session. Mr. Radoslav Jonáš, Corporate Director for Strategy and SD at Energochemica, presented best project preparation practices and introduced BIOSKOH to the audience. Mr Štefan Tóth PhD., project leader and senior researcher at NPPC, presented the organisation’s work within the BIOSKOH project.

Radoslav Jonáš, Corporate Director for Strategy and SD at Energochemica,
Czech and Slovak BBI Info Day, Bratislava, June 2017


BIOSKOH partners meet for the project’s second General Assembly

On 2-3 October, the BIOSKOH partners met in Brussels for the project’s second General Assembly, Governing Board and Project Management Meeting.

The first day was dedicated to the project overview and management. The different Work Package leaders presented how their work has been progressing and what their next steps and actions were going to be.

On the second day, issues such as the start-up and demonstration of the flagship biorefinery, enabling industrial symbiosis on the site and the actions taken to validate and asses the biorefinery’s future cascading uses were extensively discussed, as well as all the communications, dissemination and exploitation actions taken in the project.

The partners also had the opportunity to meet the project’s ethical expert and discuss issues related to the bigger sustainability and climate change mitigation efforts and how the development of second generation biofuels is addressing them.

Second BIOSKOH General Assembly and Partners Management Meeting, Brussels, October 2017


Sharing the BIOSKOH experience on biomass and brownfield location mapping at BIOECONFIN 2017

On 22 November 2017, PNO Consultants, the BIOSKOH exploitation partner, organised the first BIOECONFIN event on how bioeconomy innovations can take off, scale and get funded.

The event featured speakers from leading bioeconomy stakeholders and experiences in financing from top BIO projects throughout Europe. It also offered an excellent networking opportunity within the bioeconomy community with the arrangement of 1-on-1 meetings with sector experts on how to help innovations to advance.

Savvina Loutatidou from PNO Consultants discussed European biorefinery replication strategies and shared BIOSKOH’s experience on biomass and brownfield location mapping.

Savvina Loutatidou, PNO Consultants
Presenting at BIOECONFIN, Brussels, November 2017


Meeting with peers and the public at the first BBI-JU Stakeholder Forum in Brussels

We were happy to attend, exhibit and discuss about our project at the first of its kind BBI JU Stakeholders Forum in Brussels, on 6-7 December. We met with the BBI JU team and heard from the 65 ongoing BBI projects who exhibited along BIOSKOH in the biggest bio-based projects exhibition.

The event included plenary sessions with keynote speeches, interactive discussions with high-level expert panels from across the bioeconomy sector, thematic breakout sessions, with plenty of networking around the project exhibition area throughout the day.

The BIOSKOH project was presented by Filippo Giancarlo Martinelli, PNO Consultants. Zoe Volioti and Noémie Leonard from Sustainability Consult were there to answer experts’ and the public’s questions on the project progress.

Zoe Volioti and Noémie Leonard from Sustainability Consult,
Exhibiting at the BBI Stakeholders Forum, Brussels, December 2017


BIOECONFIN Tour 2018 – Looking for the next 2G Ethanol Biorefinery location 

From Monday 14 May to Friday 18 May, bio experts Filippo Martinelli and Orsolya Foldesi from our exploitation partner PNO Consultants visited potential replication sites and met with side stream valorisation technology partners for the benefits of the project in Eastern Europe, including sites in Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.

EUBCE – Presenting preliminary findings on 2G biomass and ILUC 

Lorenzo Di Lucia from our life cycle assessment (LCA) and socio economic analysis (SEA) partner Imperial College London, gave a presentation at EUBCE 2018 on Tuesday 15 May, in Copenhagen. The presentation took place during the Climate and Sustainability Plenary Session and focused on ‘Assessing and mitigating ILUC impacts of 2G biofuel technologies at project level’. Lorenzo had the opportunity to discuss some preliminary research findings which show that the BIOSKOH project can be implemented with no to very little ILUC impact.

Upcoming bioeconomy events in 2018:

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