Scope & Targets

ERIFORE builds on a new firm alliance aiming to establish open access distributed forest bioeconomy research infrastructure across Europe enabling scientific discoveries to be transferred to new business models, novel products and services asserting sustainable growth. Our vision is that ERIFORE will realize the European potential to consolidate its place as a world leader in biomass based research and innovations.

Utilisation of forest biomass to new value added products require the combined understanding of the whole development chain, from biomass sourcing, composition, its deconstruction and further conversions to products. Future biorefinery concepts will go beyond of how biomass is used today. This is directly reflected in the infrastructure needs to realize the most up-to-date education, excellent research and new innovations that are required for industrial renewal.

Renewal of forest based products

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The specific targets of ERIFORE action are:

  • To enhance the awareness, utilisation and open access of the complementary research facilities between the major European RTD actors in the field of circular forest biorefinery
  • To prepare a conceptual design and plan for cooperational arrangements between the main European RTD providers with a target to establish an ESFRI project in the field of circular forest bioeconomy
  • To prepare stakeholder analysis for the development needs in the infrastructure network
  • To upgrade bioeconomy competence base by providing contact interface for facilities for education and training.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 654371