Task 42 provides an international platform for collaboration and information exchange between industry, SMEs, GOs, NGOs, RTOs and universities concerning biorefinery research, development, demonstration and policy analysis. This includes the development of networks, dissemination of information, and provision of science-based technology analysis, as well as support and advice to policy makers, involvement of industry, and encouragement of membership by countries with a strong biorefinery infrastructure and appropriate policies. Gaps and barriers to deployment will be addressed to successfully promote sustainable biorefinery systems market implementation.

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CBPM Symposium 2022

Save the Date - CBPM Symposium 2022 After 2 year of Covid-restrictions we are very pleased to announce that the 9th Circular Biobased Performance Materials Symposium will take place in Wageningen, the Netherlands, on Thursday 16 June 2022. Please save the date in your...

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4 Nov: Task 42 Webinar on Sustainable Lignin Valorisation

November 4, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Central European Time The webinar provided an in-depth look at opportunities and challenges of lignin exploitation, emerging trends in research and Development. Lignin is the second most abundant biopolymer of land-based biomass,...

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Latest Publications and Reports

Global biorefinery status report 2022

The Global Biorefinery Status Report (GBRSR) aims to give an overview of recent biorefinery developments. First of all it is based on a summary of data and information that is reported by the representatives of partnering countries member states in the Task 42...

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