Activities Second triennium (2010 – 2012)
- Finalisation of the Classification System and developing a Biorefinery Complexity Index.
- Identification most promising Biobased Products (chemicals, materials, human food, animal feed) to be co-produced with Bioenergy.
- Assessing the current status and development potential of both Energy-driven and Product-driven Biorefineries based on a Full Value Chain approach (= link to Chain Assessments)
- Preparation of a Guidance document on Sustainability Assessment (= link to Sustainability Aspects) for Biorefineries
- Preparing a Summarising Biorefinery Paper “Adding Value to the Sustainable Utilisation if Biomass on a Global Scale – Biorefining”
- Knowledge Dissemination: Internal – bio-annual Task Meetings, incl. national stakeholder workshops and excursions, protected extranet-site; External – open workshops, internet-site, newsletters, contributions to conferences
- Update of the national Country Reports (=link to Participating Countries) in Biorefinery
- Biorefinery Training Course (Summer School)
First triennium (2007 – 2009)
Task 42 started in 2007, and its activities in the first three year period a.o. were i) the development of a common definition on biorefining, ii) the development of a common and useable classification system for biorefinery processes, and iii) the organisation of two Task Meetings a year in participating countries, incl. national stakeholder workshops and excursions to running biorefinery facilities.
Biorefining is the sustainable processing of biomass into a spectrum of Biobased Products and Bioenergy
Biobased Products: chemicals, materials, human food and animal feed
Bioenergy: fuels, power and/or heat
Both Product-driven and Energy-driven Biorefineries are dealt with. In Product-driven Biorefineries the main goal is the production of one/more Bio-based Products (food, feed, chemicals, materials). Process residues are used to produce Bioenergy for internal/external use to maximise the economic profitability of the overall biomass value chain. In Energy (or Biofuel) driven Biorefineries the main goal is the production of one/more Energy Carriers (fuels, power and/or heat). Process residues are valorised to BBPs to maximise the economic profitability of the overall biomass value chain.
A first set-up of a biorefinery Classification System was made, based on specified Biobased Products & specified Secondary Energy Carriers, specified raw materials used, and the main Intermediates produced within the biorefinery process.
Task Meetings were organised in Amsterdam (NL), Vienna (AT), Copenhagen (DEN), Edmonton (CAN), Dublin (IRE) and Worms (GER).
Timeframe and Deliverables
- 23-08-10 International Conference on Polygeneration Strategies10 (ICPS) with Special Focus on Integrated Biorefineries 2010 Leipzig, Germany
- 23-08-10 Training Course Biorefinery
- 31-07-10 Europabio annouces top speaker
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