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1st SMIBIO workshop

23 November 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The main aim of the SMIBIO Project is to develop small-scale integrated biorefinery units capable of processing different kinds of biomass produced in short radius catchments rural and small urban areas, both in Europe and in CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States).

The SMIBIO Project outcomes are expected to contribute significantly to the successful implementation of future biomass policies for reducing the risk of health and environmental impacts caused by the non-optimal use of agro-industrial wastes and significantly increase farm productivity and thus improve household livelihoods of farmers.

First results of the project were presented on 23 November 2016 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the state owned Centro Cultural de la Ciencia del Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva (Mincyt) where the first SMIBIO workshop on small-scale biorefineries was held.

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3rd General meeting

21-23 November 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The 3rd SMIBIO project meeting was held in Buenos Aires (Argentina) on 21- 23 November 2016. On the first two days the project meeting was held in Fundacion ArgenINTA (INTA) premises. On 23 November an open Workshop on “Small-scale Biorefineries for Rural Development in Latin America and Europe” was held in Centro Cultural de la Ciencia (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

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2nd General Meeting

20-21 June 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

This SMIBIO project meeting took place on the premises of the project coordinator LNEG in Lisbon. Representatives from partners LNEG, PUCV, UNC and WIP attended the meeting and partners CIEMAT and INTA joined via skype. The project partner from UNAM could not participate and sent his apologies.

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SMIBIO Kick-off meeting & Site visit

23 - 26 November 2015

In this first SMIBIO meeting in Concepcion representatives from all Project Partners (LNEG, CIEMAT, WIP, PUCV, UNC and IBt-UNAM) as well as representatives from two Associate Partners (INTA and CADOVA) participated. On the first day of the meeting the Project Partners discussed organisational issues and set up a first project schedule.

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Bioenergy Events

EUBCE 2017

12-15 June 2017, Stockholm, Sweden



International Bioenergy Conference 2017

23-26 July 2017, Montreal, Canada



European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Bioeconomy (EFIB) 2017

9-11 October 2017, Brussels, Belgium



2017 AEBIOM Conference

21-22 November 2017, Brussels, Belgium


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
FCT, Portugal