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24.09.2017 - 27.09.2017 Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld University, Germany
Prospects and challenges for the development of algal biotechnology
The Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec) of Bielefeld University cordially invites you to attend the 7th International Bielefeld-CeBiTec Research Conference entitled "Prospects and challenges for the development of algal biotechnology”.

The conference will be held at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) of Bielefeld University from September 24th to 27th, 2017.
27.09.2017 Colijnsplaat, The Netherlands
BioBase4ME Workshop: The Collaboration Plan(t)
On September 27th, 2017, BioBase4SME will organise a workshop on the valorization of plants entitled “The Collaboration Plan(t)”. It will be held at Colijnsplaat, NL in the “Bio Innovations Garden”.


We invited speakers to talk about examples of biomass that have great potential for the transition to the biobased economy: Sorghum (Walter de Milliano, Hoeve Dierkensteen), hemp (Daan Kuiper, Crop Eye) and miscanthus. These plants need to be fractionated. This is where (small-scale) biorefinery comes in. Marieke Bruins, WUR will speak about different technologies and developments on this field.

Mathijs van Campenhout (REWIN) will present different ways of financing business cases that involve multiple parties. Cor van Oers will talk about the role the Biobased Innovations Garden could play.

It will be a great networking opportunity due to drinks at the end.

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SMEs that work on bio refining, or are working with complex value chains. We expect around 50 attendants. Companies that participate in primary agro sector are excluded from this event.

28.09.2017 Country Heritage Park-Gambrel Barn
OAFT's 20TH Anniversary Celebration
OAFT has been helping to connect industry, producers, academia and government for 20 years. It's time to celebrate!

Our 20th Anniversary Celebration will offer a light agenda with a keynote talk from the new Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Greg Meredith. This will be followed by an exceptional meal (by renowned chef Brian Schmeler – that features Ontario foods and beverages (some from OAFT clients), including special tastings offered by Spirits Canada and Collective Arts Brewing. This will all be accompanied by a unique musical experience as concert bassoonist Nadina Mackie Jackson ( and her string quintet Out of This World entertain us during the expected networking and visiting.


Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Thursday, 28 September 2017 from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

Country Heritage Park-Gambrel Barn
8560 Tremaine Road
Milton, ON L9T 1X9

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28.11.2017 Maternushaus in Cologne, Germany
2nd International BioSC Symposium „Towards an Integrated Bioeconomy”
We would like to announce and kindly invite you to the 2nd International BioSC Symposium „Towards an Integrated Bioeconomy” at 28th of November 2017 at the Maternushaus in Cologne, Germany. Participants will be international scientific experts from all relevant disciplines, as well as stakeholders from politics and industry.
Invited external speakers and BioSC members present their interdisciplinary research projects reflecting bioeconomy topics from different points of view in the following sessions and complementary poster presentations. Additionally, for the first time, the recently started BioSC FocusLabs highlight their promising research activities for the integrated bioeconomy in NRW.

• Session I: Cornerstones of an Integrated Bioeconomy in NRW
Recently started BioSC FocusLabs highlighting key research activities within the BioSC.

• Session II: Socioeconomic Perspectives within a Sustainable Bioeconomy
Socioeconomic analysis of bioeconomical developments (raw materials, processes and products) linked to markets, politics and society, as well as strategies or concepts for a successful implementation of an economically, ecologically and socially sustainable bioeconomy.

• Session III: Innovations for Plant Production and Resource Management
Interdisciplinary, sustainable and visionary concepts, that allow for resource-preserving and environmental-friendly enhancement of plant performance, adaptation of quality to the respective utilization pathway and minimization of yield and post-harvest losses.

• Session IV: Green Value Chains ‐ Processes and Products from Biomass
New value chain concepts, promising products and solutions for the processing of biogenic raw materials, modular (bio-) transformations, downstream processing and integrated biorefinery concepts for the holistic and sustainable utilization of biomass.

• Poster-Session
You are kindly invited to submit poster abstracts (Deadline 15.08.17). The Call for Poster Abstracts is attached to this email or can be found on our website ( ).

Registration is open!
Please register before the 3rd of November, 2017 via the following link:

For more information please have a look on our website ( ) or contact the BioSC office via

15.03.2018 - 16.03.2018 Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany
6th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers
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