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Join the Final AgriForValor Bioeconomy Mission

AgriForValor will hold their final bioeconomy Mission in Netherlands on the 14th and 15th February 2018

Published on 03-01-2018 10:48:56 by AGRIFORVALOR

CakePHP Multi-actor Stakeholders are invited to participate in the final AgriForValor bioeconomy mission in Netherlands in February 2018.

 

The two-day mission will see participants visit biorefinery locations across Netherlands, learning about research and commercial developments in the biobased sector. Multi-actor Stakeholders are invited to participate in the final AgriForValor bioeconomy mission in Netherlands in February 2018. The two-day mission will see participants visit biorefinery locations across Netherlands, learning about research and commercial developments in the biobased sector.

On the 14th of February the participants will visit Empyro, the world’s largest pyrolysis oil production facility at Hengelo. Situated on the site of leading chemical producer Akzo Nobel, Empyro produces a renewable source of fuels and chemicals from woody biomass. In a classic case of industrial symbiosis residual steam is used as input for Akzo Nobel's salt production process. Participants will also visit the Headquarters of Biomass Technology Group (BTG) in Enschede and find out about their work scaling up biochemicals from lignocellulose and the developments of Road2Bio, Europe’s roadmap towards a biobased chemical industry.

photo: Empyro

On the afternoon of the 14th participants will visit Newfoss B.V. Green Biorefinery in Uden. Newfoss have developed a mild extraction process to valorize the fibre and juice streams from grass silage. Operating at a capacity of 10,000 tons/annum of residual grass, the process produces technical fibres, amino acids and minerals from silage. The fibres are currently sold as raw material for moulded fibre (packaging) products, and can be used for paper and composite applications.

On the 15th of February participants will visit Wageningen University, Food and Biobased Research (FBR), world leaders in the biobased economy.  During the visit participants will meet leading experts from the Netherlands and learn about the latest research and commercial developments in the bioeconomy. For more information contact James.Gaffey@staff.ittralee.ie or visit www.agriforvalor.eu