Lunch Debate on “Future research infrastructure for European leadership in circular forest bioeconomy” 29.11.2017

ERIFORE’s final Workshop was organised in connection with the 9th European Innovation Summit (EIS) in Brussels. Mika Härkönen’s presentation about the key findings of the project together with ERIFORE’s new flyer can be downloaded here:

ERIFORE – European Research Infrastrcuture for Circular Forest Bioeconomy

Flyer – Towards ERIFORE ESFRI, November 2017

Please read more about the event under Workshop 3 page.

Update of ERIFORE project was presented at Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference on 30th March 2017

NWBC − the leading event where research and industry meet to discuss recent wood-based biorefinery developments – was held in Hotel Marriot Courtyard in Stockholm, Sweden, 28.-30. March 2017.

The program covered new research results and industrial experience related to biorefining based on wood and/or on pulp mills under the following themes:

  • New biorefinery concepts
  • Hemicellulose and sugar products
  • Nanocellulose and other cellolose products
  • Carbonised products
  • Ligning products
  • Industrial biorefineries
  • Biorefinery processes

Around 40 talks and almost 70 poster presentations were given during the three-day conference. ERIFORE coordinator Mika Härkönen had the privilede to conclude the conference with the presentation:

ERIFORE – European roadmap for new models of research infrastructure collaboration in forest-based bioeconomy

ERIFORE project represented at the European Conference ”Industrial Technologies 2016 – Creating a Smart Europe”

Industrial Technologies 2016 – Creating a Smart Europe took place in Amsterdam on the 22-24th of June. The conference with more than 200 speakers brought together research, industry, education, finance and policy from manufacturing and process industry and technology domains from all over Europe to identify priorities that are crucial to strengthen the European industrial innovation ecosystem.

ERIFORE project with some initial views on future shared pilot facilities was presented by its coordinator Dr. Mika Härkönen during the session “Pilot lines facilitating innovation ecosystems” on 23rd of June. Pilot lines are essential to initiate the first experience with the new technologies and enable commercial manufacturing. You are welcome to read up on Mika’s presentation below:

Reaching European forest based bioeconomy full potential: the need for shared pilot facilities and new models of collaborations


ERIFORE project represented at ECO-BIO 2016 Conference in Rotterdam

The first ECO-BIO Conference was held from 6th to 9th of March 2016 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The conference had a broad scope on Biobased Economy covering aspects from industrial biotechnology to ecological genomics. The Biobased Economy is seen as a key enabler of creating a sustainable future by offering a platform for scientific and technological advances needed to ensure industrial viable, safe and ecologically friendly biobased solutions to build a sustainable society, involving food, chemicals, energy and materials.

Overview of ERIFORE project was presented as a poster in the exhibition area with a title: ERIFORE cooperation action of European Research Infrastructure for Circular Forest Bioeconomy. Besides, printouts of the poster were available for anyone interested.


Minna Malin and Mika Härkönen ready for presentations by ERIFORE poster board.

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