Stakeholders Conference: Public-Private Partnership on Biobased Industries, Brussels, Belgium

Start Date: Monday, September 10, 2012 12:00 - 18:00
Contact info: In B4E: Johanna Jönsson, SP Researcher; At CEPI:
Biobased Industries PPP, Avenue Louise 250, Brussels, Tel: +32 2 627 4928, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Biobased for Growth - Partnering for Radical Innovation

Stakeholders Conference: Public Private Partnership (PPP) on biobased industries

10 September 2012

Renaissance Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, Brussels

13.30 – 19.00 h Objectives

1. Visibility – inform a wider group of industrial stakeholders about the emergence of a PPP on biobased industries

2. Consultation – get feedback and reactions from participants on the draft strategic research and innovation agenda before it’s is finalised


13:30 - 14:00 Registration

Building the post-petroleum society with biobased industries

Keynote speeches

· Challenges and opportunities across the biobased value chain, Ricardo Arjona - General Director of Abengoa Bioenergia Nuevas Tecnologias

· Member State view on how to support biobased industries development in
Europe, Clemens Neumann - head of the Bio-based Economy section at the German Agricultural Ministry

· Emerging PPP on biobased industries, vision, scope and next steps, Marco Mensink / Kare Riis Nielsen –the Biobased Industries PPP

· Environmental, Social and Economic Impacts of a PPP on Biobased Industries, Marieke Harteveld – Ecofys

15:00 -15:30 Questions & Answers

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:00 Strategic Innovation & Research Agenda for a PPP on biobased industries - Stakeholders consultation

· Various stakeholders along the biobased value-chain will present their views on the PPP and R&I priorities for the sector they represent:

- Agriculture and breeding – COPA COGECA

- Agro-Food industry – Yvon Le Henaff, ARD

- Forestry, pulp and paper industries – Heikki Ilvespaa, UPM

- Chemicals – Catia Bastioli, Novamont

- Biofuels and chemicals – lrich Kettling, Clariant

- Connecting the dots for building a solid S IRA, Annita Westenbroek –Dutch Biorefinery Cluster

17:00 -18:00 Feedback and questions

18:00 - 19:00 Cocktail Reception

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