21.09.2012CLIB visited Tambov region
From 6 to 9 September 2012 representatives of German Cluster of Industrial Biotechnologies CLIB 2021 together with A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry RAS visited Tambov region. On the 6th September a working meeting with the chairman of Tambov region Duma Aleksander Nikitin was held. The main aim was to discuss bioeconomy development of Tambov region and elaborate priorities for mutually beneficial collaboration in field of biotechnology. In particular, it was noted that the formation of Tambov bioeconomy cluster with international participation is an important step fostering innovative development in the region.

During the visit Dr. Manfred Kircher, chairman of the advisory board of CLIB2021, was awarded honorary professor of Michurinsk State Agricultural University (MSAU). After the official ceremony Dr. Manfred Kircher conducted a lecture on bioeconomy and bioregions.

The delegation also met with the representatives of the major agricultural enterprises (“Saburovsky Bredstuff Plant”, agro-holding “Green Valley”, biotechnological complex for grain processing “Tokarevsky”, pilot plant for enzyme products “AgroFerment”, horticulture company “Snezhetok” etc) which are members of the Tambov bioeconomy cluster and are planning to introduce innovative biotechnological approaches. Prospect for potential biomass processing and refinery were discussed.

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