Biedrības “Partnerība “Daugavkrasts”” dalība konferencē “Innovative bio-based products: Investment, Environmental Impacts and Future Perspectives”, Briselē

Biedrība “Partnerība “Daugavkrasts”” 06.06.2018. piedalījās konferencē “Innovative bio-based products: Investment, Environmental Impacts and Future Perspectives”, Briselē.

KONFERENCES PREZENTĀCIJAS!!!

Galvenās atziņas ir par to, ka klimata pārmaiņu procesi norāda uz to, ka nepieciešama konstruktīvu lēmumu pieņemšana, kam steidzami seko arī konkrēta rīcība, jo resursi strauji izsīkst, cilvēku skaits, kas tos patērē, pieaug – jārod risinājumi, īpaši atbalstot zinātni un tad jau arī pašus ekonomiskos procesus. Šajā konferencē lielākais uzsvars tika likts uz lignīna izpēti ar aicinājumu zinātniekiem tam īpaši pievērsties, jo tam esot nākotne, bet šobrīd šī izejmateriāla iegūšanas izmaksas ir pārlieku augstas, lai šo produktu pozicionētu arī kā ekonomiski izdevīgu.

KONFERENCES PROGRAMMA:
09:30 Welcome, high-level statement
John Bell, Director of Bioeconomy, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission

09:40 Opening Session Moderator: Peter Woodward, Quest Associates

09:50 The circular economy and the bioeconomy – Partners in sustainability
Mieke De Schoenmakere, Project manager, Green Economy, European Environment Agency

10:05 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of seven innovative bio-based products
Li Shen, Assistant Professor, Energy & Resources, Utrecht University

10:20 Some key methodological aspects related to the LCA case studies
Rana Pant, Team Leader, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Directorate Sustainable Resources – Bio-Economy Unit (D1)

10:30 Mini-panel with:
Li Shen, Assistant Professor, Energy & Resources, Utrecht University
Rana Pant, Team Leader, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Directorate Sustainable Resources – Bio-Economy Unit (D1)
Rob van der Meij, Investment Manager, Capricorn Venture Partners
Udo Felten, Manager Product Related Global Environmental Sustainability and Affairs, SIG
Gerfried Jungmeier, Expert on Life Cycle (Sustainability) Assessment and Biorefineries, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft

11:20 Success stories of bio-based products in Europe, with insights on key enablers, challenges and the investment potentials offered
Malene Sand Jespersen, Market Director, COWI

11:35 The Winding Road to Success for Bio-based Products: Journey of the ins and outs for CelluComp and its owners
Christian Kemp-Griffin, Executive Director and CEO, CelluComp

11:45 Mini-panel with:
Malene Sand Jespersen, Market Director, COWI
Christian Kemp-Griffin, Executive Director and CEO of CelluComp
Rob van der Meij, Investment Manager, Capricorn Venture Partners
Udo Felten, Manager Product Related Global Environmental Sustainability and Affairs, SIG
Gerfried Jungmeier, Expert on Life Cycle (Sustainability) Assessment and Biorefineries, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft

12:05 Top emerging bio-based products, their properties and industrial applications
Paola Fabbri, Associate Professor, University of Bologna

12:15 The Avantium approach for bio-based chemicals, from ideation towards flagships
Ed de Jong, VP Development at Avantium

12:30 Mini-panel with:
Paola Fabbri, Associate Professor, University of Bologna
Ed de Jong, VP Development at Avantium
Rob van der Meij, Investment Manager, Capricorn Venture Partners
Udo Felten, Manager Product Related Global Environmental Sustainability and Affairs, SIG
Gerfried Jungmeier, Expert on Life Cycle (Sustainability) Assessment and Biorefineries, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft
14:00
Session I: Environmental impact of innovative bio-based products
Moderator: Alex Williamson, Bio-Based World News
In this session, the focus will be on the environmental performance of bio-based products through environmental Life Cycle Assessments (LCA). The novelty aspects of the LCA methodology applied in the project, e.g. land-use change impacts, end of life modelling and comparison with fossil reference products will be discussed.
Session II: Successes in mobilising finance for the development and commercialisation of bio-based products
Moderator: Luke Upton, Bio-Based World News
In this session we will look at some of the different ways in which markets can be reached, private finance can be mobilized or profitability can be achieved and hear from companies and organisations with direct experience in these crucial dimensions of success.
Session III: Prospecting the Bioeconomy: What products are most promising?
Moderator: Paola Fabbri, University of Bologna
This session will present and discuss the top 20 innovative bio-based products that have been identified as having the greatest potential for deployment in the next 5-10 years, with focus on the most relevant value chains from key biomass intermediates.
16:00 Closing Session
Report from Parallel Sessions and Panel Discussion with:
Rob van der Meij, Investment Manager, Capricorn Venture Partners
Udo Felten, Manager Product Related Global Environmental Sustainability and Affairs, SIG
Gerfried Jungmeier, Expert on Life Cycle (Sustainability) Assessment and Biorefineries, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft
Malene Sand Jespersen, Market Director, COWI

16:50 Closing remarks
Gaia Fantechi, Head of Unit, DG Research & Innovation, F2 Bio-based Products and Processing
Parallel Session I