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Economic impact and exploitation of results

One the major scientific and technological impacts of the SMIBIO Project is the development of general tools and methods to properly assess and optimize the techno-economic viability (IRR, NPV and production costs) in a sustainable environmental assessment (LCA) including the social impacts (improvement in living conditions, job creation and new opportunities for rural development identification) for any small-scale integrated biorefinery in rural and small urban areas of any EU and LAC countries.

The identified top-value chemicals to be produced in the small-scale biorefineries include amongst others xylitol (use as an intermediary chemical as raw material for chemical conversions), furfural (great potential of both ionic liquids and high pressure fluids) and bio-succinic acid (has the potential to greatly offset the use of petroleum-based succinic acid).

Concerning energy efficiency, the SMIBIO Project will explore the integration of solar energy as a thermal energy source in the biorefinery process, and thus reducing the energy demand.

Events

Bioenergy Events

1er Simposio Latinoamericano de Bioeconomía

10 July 2019, Buenos Aires, Argentina

http://bioeconomiaeventos.mincyt.gob.ar/inscripcion.php

 

Biofuels and Bioenergy

26-27 August 2019, Vienna, Austria

https://biofuels-bioenergy.expertconferences.org/

 

4th EuCheMS Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry

22-25 September 2019, Tarragona, Spain

http://eugsc4.iciq.es/

 

International Conference on Biofuels & Bioenergy: Fuels of the future

23-25 September 2019

http://www.phronesisonline.com/biofuels-conference/

 

Expo Biomasa

24-26 September 2019, Valladolid, Spain

https://www.expobiomasa.com/

 

Biofuels International

22 - 23 October 2019, Brussels, Belgium

https://biofuels-news.com/conference/

 

 

The SMIBIO project is implemented in the framework of ERANet-LAC, a Network of the European Union (EU), Latin America and the Caribbean Countries (CELAC) co-funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme for Research and technology Development (FP7).

Support is provided by the following national funding organisations:

BMBF/DLR, Germany
COLCIENCIAS, Colombia
CONACYT, Mexico
CONICYT, Chile
FCT, Portugal
MINECO, Spain