ERIFORE project is progressing in full speed and the first deliverable reports are ready. We have carried out an extensive data collection from all consortium partners about their existing R&D competences and infrastructure for forest biomass-based processes.
The scope and technical content of research areas and infrastructure has been divided on the basis of the forest products development chain: raw material sourcing, primary processing of the forest biomass, secondary processing of the biomass components, and separation and downstream processing technologies. The first set of reports (D1.1, D2.1, D3.1 and D4.1) summarizes the capabilities, facilities, networking and funding sources of ERIFORE consortium partners.
Figure 1. The technology areas included in ERIFORE action
All the topics of the wood value chain are covered in ERIFORE as the consortium members complement each other closely in knowledge, skills and infrastructure. Advanced research infrastructure (RI) is available for development processes for production of chemicals, fuels, fibre products and materials from renewable biomass. The work will go on by surveying the main European and global players for each technology area. The outcomes will be introduced and discussed in ERIFORE’s first public Workshop in Leuna, Germany, September 6th 2016.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 654371