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Last update: 18 September 2014
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CO2-based Chemicals Production using Industrial Biotechnology

24 September 2014, Lyon, France

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The BIO-TIC project has organised this workshop with the aim to identify technological, non-technological and market hurdles for the uptake of industrial biotechnology in CO2 based chemicals production and develop recommendations and solutions to overcome the identified hurdles. Input from market, policy and technological experts is crucial to help us develop recommendations which best answer the needs of industry and further build on the roadmaps.

CO2 is increasingly being considered by many as a commodity rather than a waste product. The largest current use for CO2 is currently in enhanced oil recovery. However, CO2 holds great potential as a feedstock for chemicals production using IB processes, especially in the EU where the research base is strong and where there is an abundance of CO2 available. CO2 is not part of the food chain so avoids any issues over food v fuel. However, public perception, and logistical and cost challenges in terms of CO2 transport and distribution could hamper the potential of CO2 to be used for chemicals and substantial R&D is needed to bring many opportunities to fruition.


CO2 Utilization: What are the bottlenecks and how can they be tackled through EU policy?

26 September 2014, Lyon, France

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SCOT (Smart CO2 Transformation) is a project to develop the Strategic European Research Agenda aimed at improving the technical and economic performance of emerging CO2 transformation technologies.

It gathers five regions which are strongly committed and already well advanced in this emerging area of CO2 utilization (Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and UK) and it is the first ever European initiative in the field of CO2 utilization strategy. While we prepare our Joint Action Plan and the Strategic Research Agenda, we want to gather stakeholder views on what are the key policy bottlenecks and their potential solutions. Thus, you are invited to register for this event and engage in the discussion.


Leading Enabling Technologies for Societal Challenges - (LET's)

29 September - 1 October 2014, Bologna, Italy

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LET’S 2014 is an international Conference organised by the Italian EU Presidency, and supported by European Union Funding for Research and Innovation.

LET’S 2014 aims at discussing the role of the Key Enabling Technologies (Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing, Processing and Biotechnology), in bridging the gap between research and innovation. More than 1000 delegates from all over the world will discuss how Europe can support the growth and the creation of new jobs and face Societal Challenges through new products, processes and services, creating opportunities for European actors.


Chemical Building Blocks – building sustainable foundations for biobased chemicals

1 October 2014, Reims, France

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This workshop aims to identify workable solutions to the major hurdles and concerns hampering the development of the biobased chemicals sector in the EU. We are especially interested in views on 3HPA, succinic acid, PDO, furfural, and isoprene as we consider these chemical building blocks to have the highest potential for deployment in the EU.Input from market, policy and technological experts within the area of chemical building blocks is crucial to allow us to develop recommendations which best answer the needs of industry.

Chemical building blocks provide routes to a wide range of different products and chemicals and, in turn, an astonishing range of different downstream uses. Industrial biotechnology offers the potential for developing biobased chemical building blocks that can have new or improved functionalities compared to those which can be produced from fossil fuels or traditional chemical routes. Despite this potential, significant hurdles to the production of biobased chemical building blocks using IB processes exist in the EU.


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The 2014 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation - HPCS 2014

21-25 July 2014, Bologna (Italy)

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The HPCS 14 conference is to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art in high performance and large scale computing systems, their use in modeling and simulation, their design, performance and use, and their impact. In Cooperation with the ACM, IEEE, IFIP.


Robust Manufacturing Conference (RoMaC 2014)

7-9 July 2014, Bremen, Germany

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Understanding the cause and effects of multi-scale changes in global production networks is of major interest. New methodological approaches from different science disciplines are promising to contribute to a new-level comprehension of network processes. Scientists and researchers from all disciplines with an interest in Production Planning and Control are welcome to participate and contribute novel ideas focusing on robust manufacturing.


Smart Data Forum

25-26 June 2014, Nice, France

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The exponential growth in the volume of personal and professional data raises new challenges. The digital deluge will lead to radically different patterns of behavior on the part of individuals and corporations, revolutionizing service delivery and value creation. Properly processed and analyzed, this data can become “Smart Data”.

Smart Data 2014 is positioned as a think tank for the monetization of digital assets, delivering: • new viewpoints for project initiators in corporate and governmental environments • expert guidance on the protection and analysis of big data • an overview of best practices and the latest solutions.


7th Conference of the International Marangoni Association (IMA7)

23-26 June 2014, Vienna, Austria

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The 7th Conference of the International Marangoni Association (IMA7) brings together scientists and engineers in the field of interfacial fluid dynamics and processes and provides a forum for discussion of current problems and recent advances in the field.

The 7th Conference of the International Marangoni Association (IMA7) will take place at the Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria between 23rd and 26th of June, 2014. The topics covered by the conference are: Marangoni effects Interfacial instabilities thermo- and solutocapillary flows boiling and evaporation heat pipes thin films droplet spreading contact-angle and contact-line dynamics binary mixtures and surfactants coating surface waves microfluids liquid bridges applications in materials processing applications in bio-fluid systems.


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