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.
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).