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SMIBIO Kick-off meeting & Site visit

23 - 26 November 2015

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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.

On 26 November 2015 several partners of the SMIBIO project contributed to the SIADEB (Sociedad Iberoamericana para el Desarollo de las Biorrefinarias) Advanced Course “The Biorefionery as a multi-platform for energy and Biomaterials” which was held at Universidad de Concepcion in Concepcion, Chile. SMIBIO coordinator Francisco Girio from LNEG is as well the actual President of SIADEB and so gave a welcome speech and introduced into the event. SMIBIO Project Partners Florbela Carvalheiro (LNEG – Biomass pre-treatment and fractionation: conventional and innovative processes), German Aroca (PUCV – Advanced Biofuels: from biotechnology to biorefinery) and Rainer Janssen (WIP – Sustainability in biorefineries) shared their expert knowledge in the field of bio energies.

On 27 November 2015 the Consortium Partners held a meeting and a technical visit at the Center of Biochemical Engineering of the Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso (PUCV).



Bioenergy Events

EFIB 2018

9-11 October 2018, Toulouse, France



Biofuels International Conference & Expo

10-11 October 2018, Berlin, Germany



4-IberoAmerican Congress on Biorefineries

24-26 October 2018, Jaen, Spain



World Ethanol & Biofuels

6-8 November 2018, 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