1st Danish-Brazilian Workshop on Biorefinieries

  • Jochen Förster (Organizer)

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On December 2-3 2013 the first Brazilian-Danish workshop on biorefineries was held in Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The workshop was an initiative between University of Copenhagen, the Technical University of Denmark and The Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory (CTBE). The purpose of the workshop was to explore the opportunities for further collaboration between Denmark and Brazil in the biorefining area.

More than 100 participants from Denmark and Brazil attended the workshop with presentations on biomass, conversion and microbiology within biorefineries from both Danish and Brazilian universities and industry.

Following the workshop a visit to the sugar/ethanol company Raizen and their 1G sugar mill in Costa Pinto was organized. The visit included a trip to the sugar cane fields, which showed the enormous capacity for biomass production in Brazil.

The impressions from the workshop were good and many. A large number of participants said they found potential partners for future collaboration and for sending students abroad.

The 2nd Brazilian-Danish workshop on biorefineries is already in the planning and will be hosted by University of Copenhagen in September 2014.
Period2 Dec 20133 Dec 2013
Event typeWorkshop
Conference number1
LocationCampinas, BrazilShow on map