2nd Brazilian-Danish workshop on biorefineries

On September 22-24 2014 the 2nd Brazilian-Danish biorefinery workshop was held at University of Copenhagen.

The workshop was a continuation of the 1st workshop held in Campinas, Brazil in 2013.

Download the program of the workshop here

Prof. Claus Felby, who is part of the organizing committee of Br-DK collaborations, explains “The purpose of the workshop series is to build a close collaboration between the two countries in the biorefinery area. Brazilian research is growing rapidly these years and there is a very good match between biorefinery competencies and resources in the two countries. Furthermore, these days full-scale 2G bioethanol plants are opening in Brazil, thus new opportunities for academia-industry collaborations are materializing”.

Strong Brazilian delegation

More than 80 people from academia and industry of which 21 were from Brazil joined the workshop. The Danish universities from Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg and DTU were represented, and the Brazilian representatives included University of Sao Paolo (USP), State University of Sao Paolo (UNESP), and University of Campinas (UNICAMP).

Both the Danish and Brazilian side are working on exploring the opportunities for collaboration as well as finding and promoting new common research programs. However, dedicated programs will most likely not be announced before the end of 2015 or early 2016.

Director Carlos Labate from CTBE (Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory, http://ctbe.cnpem.br/en/) expressed interest in exchanging student with BioValue projects. Would you like to increase collaborations with some Brazilian experts, or do you have an idea for mutual exchanges of knowledge/courses/students, please write to Carlos (carlos.labate@bioetanol.org.br) and Platform Manager Jane Lindedam (lindedam@biovalue.dk).