Navigation Links
Bio Base Europe: Flanders and the Netherlands Cooperate on Biofuels From Genetically Modified Poplars
Date:3/15/2010

AMSTERDAM, March 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bio Base Europe is making progress in the development of sustainable biofuels. The recent first crop of genetically modified poplars of the Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) will be modified into bioethanol in a Flemish-Dutch pilot installation.

Bio Base Europe, a joint initiative of Biopark Terneuzen and Ghent Bio-Energy Valley, is a successful collaboration between The Netherlands and Flanders. Bio Base Europe is taking the lead in the development of a sustainable biobased economy in Europe.

Bio Base Europe consists of a pilot plant in Ghent for biobased products and processes on the one hand, and a training center for bio-process operators in Terneuzen on the other hand. Bio Base Europe represents a joint investment of 21 Million Euro and is unique in Europe. It was recently awarded with the European "Sail of Papenburg" cross border award.

The first crop of poplars for second generation bio-ethanol production has now been harvested!

In the pilot plant, scientists develop industrial processes to convert agricultural co-products such as wheat straw, corn cobs and wood into so-called second generation biofuels, bioplastics and other biobased products. For that, Bio Base Europe collaborates with the Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB), renowned for its green biotechnology expertise. Prof. Wout Boerjan has developed genetically modified poplars that produce less lignin, facilitating their conversion into bioethanol. On May 6th, 2009 these poplars were planted for the first time in an open air field trial in Ghent. The first crop of this field trial has now been harvested and will be converted into bioethanol at the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant. This draws us yet another step closer to the realization of second generation biofuels.

Prof. Wim Soetaert, Director of the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant: "I am very happy with this new development on the long road towards second generation biofuels. It is not coincidentally the result of a Flemish-Dutch collaboration."

Or meet Prof. Wim Soetaert on Europa's largest Biofuels Congres in Amsterdam (http://www.worldbiofuelsmarkets.com/) on Monday 15 March at 2pm in the press room of the RAI Convention Centre, Europaplein 22, NL - 1078 GZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

A free press pass can be obtained with Mrs Laura Brownie, laura.brownie@greenpowerconferences.com

    http://www.bbeu.org
    http://www.vib.be
    http://www.bioparkterneuzen.com
    http://www.gbev.org

SOURCE Bio Base Europe

Back to top
'/>"/>
SOURCE Bio Base Europe
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Reportlinker Adds Emerging Clinical Trial Locations - Eastern Europe: Market Dynamics and the Changing Healthcare and Regulatory Environment
2. GeneGo Collaborates With The Netherlands Toxicogenomics Center on $100 Million Grant
3. University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, USA and Cardialysis BV, Rotterdam, the Netherlands Enter Strategic Alliance to Found Cardialysis Cleveland
4. Top Cancer Hospitals in Denmark and Netherlands First in Europe to Treat Patients With RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy
5. Start of First Fingertip Payment Pilot in the Netherlands
6. Doctors in the US and Netherlands Using Fast RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology to Help Fight Cancer are Now Treating Tumors of the Head and Neck
7. Environmental Tectonics Corporations Simulation Division Receives New ADMS Contract from Netherlands Institute for Safety
8. Misonix Announces New Distribution Agreement for The Netherlands
9. Agendias Breast Cancer Test MammaPrint(R) Standard of Care at Netherlands Cancer Institute - AVL
10. Further 100 Million Euros Allocated to Netherlands-Based R&D Targeting the Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease
11. Accumetrics, Inc. Announces European Distribution Channels for France, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/11/2016)... 2016  Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX ) today announced ... 2015. --> --> For ... of $29.3 million, or $0.34 loss per share, compared to a ... the same period in 2014. For the year ended December 31, ... $1.05 loss per share, as compared to a net loss of ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... , Feb. 11, 2016  Wellcentive today ... Portland, Oregon -based community care ... provide population health analytics, quality reporting and care ... FamilyCare strengthen its team of quality managers, analysts ... to the provider groups serving FamilyCare members. ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... York (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... instruments for more than 150 years, continues today to pursue the highest level ... line of analytical instruments: the AR9 Refractometer and the AR5 Refractometer. Accurate, ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... 2016  The Maryland House of Delegates and House ... University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. ... Maryland Medical System President and CEO Robert Chrencik ... highest honor given to the public by the leader ... Reece and Mr. Chrencik for their contributions to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:1/25/2016)...  Glencoe Software, the world-leading supplier of image data ... provide the data management solution OMERO Plus for the ... Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160125/325328LOGO ... Phenotypic analysis measures the characteristics and behavior of ... states such as health and disease, the presence or ...
(Date:1/20/2016)... 2016   MedNet Solutions , an innovative SaaS-based ... clinical research, is pleased to announce the attainment of ... the result of the company,s laser focus on (and ... , it,s comprehensive, easy-to-use and highly affordable cloud-based technology ... Key MedNet growth achievements in 2015 include: ...
(Date:1/13/2016)... DUBLIN , January 13, 2016 ... has announced the addition of the  ... - Estimation & Forecast (2015-2020)" ... http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7h6hnn/india_biometrics ) has announced the ... & Identification Market - Estimation & ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):