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BIOCORE final report

After four years of a fruitful and intensive collaborative research on biorefineries, the BIOCORE project is coming to an end. The major industrial and research outcomes of the project are featured in a final public report that can be downloaded below.

  BIOCORE final report


BIOCORE integrated assessment of overall sustainability deliverables released

In the context of BIOCORE, a multicriteria investigation of the implications on sustainability associated with industrial biorefineries was carried out. A group of researchers from IFEU, Nova Institut, IUS (Germany), SOLAGRO (France), TERI (India), Imperial College London (UK) have worked on the development of new methods to capture information linked to the different facets biorefinery sustainability. The results of the above studies are now available through three public reports that can be downloaded below.

D7.4 Final assessment of the economic, sociallegalpolitical sustainability of the BIOCORE biorefining system

D7.5 Environmental sustainability assessment of the BIOCORE biorefinery concept

D7.6 Integrated sustainability assessment of the BIOCORE biorefinery concept

D7.7 Final report on SWOT analysis and biomass competition  


Final conference "Tomorrow's biorefineries in Europe"

 In the frame of the three FP7 biorefinery research projects BioCore, EuroBioRef and SupraBio two one-day conferences were held and brought together more than 200 interested industry and research partners from across Europe and beyond to learn about the results and findings of the research projects. You can download the presentations on the conference website (click here). 


Findings from case studies performed in the framework of the FP7 project BIOCORE

 

This report addresses the main findings of the case studies, including data related to local biomass availability, logistics, stakeholder opinions and likely acceptance of biorefining in their region. Click here to download the report. 

 
 
 

Technical note on sugar pentoses

 In this technical note, some of BIOCORE’s results about pentose sugars uses are related in order to better visualize how pentose-based products will form part of tomorrow’s bio-based commercial products. Click here to download the leaflet. 

 


Tomorrow’s biorefineries in Europe - 11 12 February 2014, Brussels - Belgium

BIOCORE newsletter - Issue 3

The 3rd issue of the BIOCORE newsletter has been released. Click here to download the pdf version.

 

BIOCORE video

  The BIOCORE video presenting the project is now available 

 


BIOCORE international workshop on challenges and opportunities for lignocellulosic bio-refineries with a special focus on the social, legal, and political assessment - 5th March 2013

Technical note on lignins and their applications

The 1st BIOCORE Technical Note presents the potential of lignin‑based technology and partners’ achievements on bio-based products using lignin. Click here to download the pdf. 


BIOCORE at the European Advanced Biofuels Congress

3rd Workshop Green Chemistry and Nanotechnologies in Polymer Chemistry

BIOCORE newsletter - Issue 2

New concepts for the sustainable use of wood: a bio-refinery in the Westerwald?

EEF3 Lignofuels 2012- 26th 27th September Stockholm, Sweden

Third International Workshop of COST Action CM0903 : UBIOCHEM-III: Sustainable production of fuels/energy, materials & chemicals from biomass- Thessaloniki, Greece on 1-3 November 2012

2nd European Training School on the Principles and Technologies for Biorefining- Wageningen, the Netherlands, 29 October - 1 November 2012

BIOCORE presentation

iBIB & Agrobiobase: Partnership agreement signed to give clients the best bio-based solutions!

The European project BIOCORE delivers an important result and reaches a milestone: the pilot scale production of 2nd generation bioethanol

Advanced Biofuels in a Biorefinery Approach. February 28-March 1, 2012, Copenhague, Denmark

Next annual meeting in Prague, Czech Republic from the 6th to the 9th of March 2012

 Next annual meeting in Prague, Czech Republic from the 6th to the 9th of March 2012


WP1 meeting in India November 2011

The next WP1 meeting will be organised in Amritsar, India from the 28th to the 30th of November 2011. This will be a unique opportunity to meet Indian stakeholders and to present BIOCORE to an informed Indian public, including representatives of industry.


8th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries , 4 – 6 June, 2012 – Toulouse, France

High-level Policy Maker Conference on Biorefineries 5 October 2011

Videos of the biorefining school sponsored by BIOCORE available now. Click here to know more about the school.

International Conference on Biobesed Polymers and Composites

European Congress plant based chemistry for 2020-September 2011

Workshop of COST Action CM0903 (UBIOCHEM-II) Tallinn, Estonia 8-9 September 2011

Launch of Toulouse White Biotechnology: a pre-industrial demonstrator to develop renewable carbon applications

BIOCORE will be presented at the European Expert Forum on Biorefineries organised by Star Colibri

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN BIOCHEMISTRY RESEARCH AVAILABLE

BIOCORE sponsors the 1st European training course on Biorefinery

BIOCORE 1st annual meeting
The BIOCORE 1st annual meeting will be held in Athens on the 9th 10th and 11th of February

International lignin biochemicals conference November 2010
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to network with internationally renowned lignin experts. Presenting state-of-the-art: • Sources of lignin production • Lignin characterization and quality control • Advanced lignin conversion and upgrading technologies • Product and market opportuniti Get more information on : http://www.bioautocouncil.com/conferences/international-lignin-biochemicals.aspx

November 2010 - Workshop presentation of the results of the Integrated Project BIOSYNERGY
The Integrated Project BIOSYNERGY (2007-2010) aims to develop multi-product biorefinery technologies for lignocellulosic biomass, notably straw. A strong focus area of the project is the valorisation of byproducts (pentoses, lignins) of cellulosic ethanol production. The ambition is to develop synergistic biorefinery concepts, using advanced fractionation and conversion processes and a combination of biochemical and thermo-chemical pathways, including demonstration at pilot scale of selected technologies developed in the project. The workshop will highlight the main results of the BIOSYNERGY project in the areas of lignocellulose pre-treatment and fractionation, innovative thermo-chemical conversion, biochemical conversion and chemical synthesis of biobased products including application testing. Furthermore the workshop will highlight results of the modeling and design work, including designs of a cellulose ethanol based biorefinery and results of a developed methodology for identification of the most promising biorefinery chains for the EU, based on energy efficiency, economics, environmental impact and socio-economic aspects.

Pierre POTIER prize
Two BIOCORE partners receive awards in the 5th edition of the Pierre POTIER prize for chemical innovations in favor of sustainable development. Arkema was awarded a trophy in the “product” category its Kynar Aquatec® resin and CIMV received a medal in the “process” categoryfor its original biorefining concept. Arkema and CIMV faced 30 other French companies in this annual competition, which is organized by the French Federation of Chemical Sciences (FFC) in collaboration with the Chemical Industry Union (UIC).

Sustainable Biomass for European Energy
A Belgian EU Presidency conference 29&30 November 2010, Brussels

16th International Symposium on Wood, Fibre and Pulping Chemistry
16th International Symposium on Wood, Fibre and Pulping Chemistry

XXI TECNICELPA Conference and Exhibition / VI Iberoamerican Congress on Pulp and Paper Research
XXI TECNICELPA Conference and Exhibition / VI Iberoamerican Congress on Pulp and Paper Research

Biopolymers Symposium
Biopolymers Symposium

CatchBio Project Symposium
CatchBio Project Symposium

The 5th Pulp, Paper and Packaging Chemical Analysis Seminar
The 5th Pulp, Paper and Packaging Chemical Analysis Seminar

Bioten - Biomass, Bioenergy, Biofuels, Biorefineries,
Bioten - Biomass, Bioenergy, Biofuels, Biorefineries,

December 2010 WP1 workshop : defining the regional case studies based on biomass availability
defining the regional case studies based on biomass availability

March 2011- 3rd Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference
3rd Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference

September 2010- Green Chemistry and Nanotechnologies in Polymer Chemistry Workshop
The Green Chemistry and Nanotechnologies in Polymer Chemistry Workshop

November 2010- Biomass derived pentoses: from biotechnology to fine chemistry