S2BIOM, Danube-INCO.NET and EBTP-SABS are the three ongoing CEI projects dedicated to promoting the development of bioeconomy in CEI Member Countries presented at the “Scientific Support to the Danube Strategy” event, organised by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Vienna on 24-25 June 2014. The event gathered prominent European experts and stakeholders to discuss the evolution of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) and, in particular, the scientific support that the JRC can offer to the various priority areas of EUSDR.

On the sidelines of the event, Special Advisor to the CEI Secretary General, Giorgio Rosso Cicogna, met with the Director-General of the JRC, Vladimir Sucha, and other members of the JRC management team, in order to determine possible areas of collaboration in the light of the forthcoming launch of the Framework Programme CEI PRAISE, for the promotion of research and transfer of technology and innovation in CEI Member Countries.

“The activities of the JRC coincide with those identified by the CEI PRAISE Programme in several thematic areas, ranging from promotion of advanced biofuels, rational use of territory and biomass sustainability, to environment control and oceanography, as well as in more specific fields such as the development of new materials and instruments enabling state-of-the-art progress in this sector”, Rosso Cicogna stated.

“The three projects presented by the CEI (S2BIOM, Danube-Inco.net, EBTP-SABS), implemented within the EU’s 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7), are very significant in relation to the Programme’s objective for renewable energy and in particular for the development and promotion of advanced biofuels, which is one of the top priorities of the CEI”, the CEI Special Advisor underlined.

The main aim of the project Delivery of sustainable supply of non-food biomass to support a "resource-efficient" Bioeconomy in Europe (S2Biom) is to support the sustainable delivery of non-food biomass feedstock at local, regional and pan-European level.

The project European Biofuels Technology Platform - Support for Advanced Biofuels Stakeholders (EBTP-SABS) aims at providing support to the activities of European Biofuels Technology Platform (EBTP).

Finally, in the framework of the project Danube-INCO.NET - aimed at enhancing cooperation in the field of Research and Innovation (R&I) across the Danube region - the CEI is responsible for the implementation of a Work Package dedicated to “Tackling societal challenges: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in a Bio-based Economy”, whose main objective is to assess the potential and encourage the development of bioeconomy in the Danube Region with focus on sustainable energy.

 

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