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High-level Policy-maker Conference on Biorefineries

Our High-level Policy-maker Conference on Biorefineries took place on 5 October 2011 at the prestigious Solvay Library in Brussels, in what was the final event of the Star-COLIBRI project. A panel of high-level speakers came together to discuss key policy priorities in the context of the upcoming bio-economy strategy. Special emphasis was given to the important role of biorefineries in achieving the ambitious goals set out in the strategy, such as resource-efficiency, sustainability and greenhouse gas reduction. One of the highlights of the event was the official publication of the Joint European Biorefinery Vision for 2030 and the Joint European Research Roadmap 2020.

Download the final programme here.

Read our press release here.

Powerpoint presentations:

European Expert Forum on Biorefineries

The European Expert Forum Conference on Biorefineries took place on 12-13 April 2011 in Budapest, in the framework of the Hungarian Presidency of the European Union. The event brought together industry and research representatives from all around Europe, as well as policymakers from the European Commission and Hungarian government representatives, reaching a total of 110 participants. 

The programme gathered top-level speakers from industry, research and policy, thus providing us with different perspectives on biorefineries, highlighting different parts of the value-chain and the importance of biorefinery development for a broad range of sectors. 

You can view and download pictures from the event here

The full programme can be downloaded here.

All the presentations from the conference are available here

A full conference report will be available on this website soon. 

For more information, please contact Jasmiina Laurmaa (


Biorefinery Project Networking Event

Under the FP7-2009-BIOREFINERY call, the European Commission funded 4 projects namely BIOCORE, EUROBIOREF, SUPRA-BIO and STAR-COLIBRI.  As the  European Commission encourages the biorefinery project to collaborate in various fields, including dissemination, the Dissemination Managers of the four projects decided to jointly organise a Biorefinery Networking Event on Monday 7 February 2011 in Brussels, with the kind sponsorship from IEA Bioenergy Task 42 on biorefineries.
The event brought together industry and research partners from European, national and international biorefinery projects and initiatives, as well as policymakers active in the field of the bio-based economy. In total some 52 persons participated, filling the large meeting room at the Renewable Energy House to capacity.
Download the Networking event report here
For more information, please contact the organisers:
  • Jasmiina Laurmaa, Star-Colibri:
  • John Vos, Supra-bio: 
  • Eibhilin Manning, EuroBioRef:
  • Aurélie Faure, Biocore:



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Star-COLIBRI project: 2 years of succesful collaborations come to an end

Star-COLIBRI project: 2 years of succesful collaborations come to an end
The Star-COLIBRI project succesfully ended on 31 October 2011 after 2 ...