5th General Meeting
13 November 2017, Cuernavaca, Mexico
On 13 November 2017, the 5th SMIBIO project meeting was held in Cuernavaca, Mexico. It was integrated in the two national events (XIII Reunión Nacional de la Red Mexicana de Bioenergia and IV Reunión de la Ted Temática de Bioenergia) and also concluded the 3rd SMIBIO workshop on 14 November 2017 and two Advanced Courses on Advanced Biorefineries and Lignocellulosic Biorefineries on 15 November 2017. The meeting was excellently organized by Alfredo Martínez, SMIBIO participant and held in the conference area of the Hotel Holiday Inn at Curnavaca. CONACYT was one the sponsors of the events.
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2nd SMIBIO workshop
30 May 2017, Manizales, Colombia
The second SMIBIO workshop on small-scale biorefineries took place at University of Colombia Sede Manizales, Colombia, on 30 May 2017. It was held in the Auditorio Principal Biblioteca Carlos Enrique Ruiz and included an update of the results on processes and economic calculations of different kinds of biorefineries gained so far during the SMIBIO project.
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4th General Meeting
29 May 2017, Manizales, Colombia
The 4th SMIBIO project meeting was held in Manizales (Colombia) on 29 May 2017. The project meeting was held in the library building of the University of Colombia Sede Manizales. On 30 May an open Workshop on “Small-scale Biorefineries for Rural Development in Latin America and Europe” was held in Auditorio Principal Biblioteca Carlos Enrique Ruiz of the University.
The meeting was organized and started with welcome words by Carlos Cardona (UNC), followed by information about activities and research results at his faculty.
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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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