BIOLATAM 2013-The Latin American Biobusiness Meeting Point
This website is the information managment platform of the CSA project ALCUE-KBBE (Contract No. 264266) confinanced by the europa commision´s 7th frame work program (2011-13).
The new bioeconomy is increasingly seen as a workable alternative to move today’s economies in the direction of more sustainable natural resource use and economic growth. In its essence it’s the coming together of biology, chemistry, materials sciences, genomics and information technology to better exploit natural resources both in agriculture and industry. The questions and challenge is whether the new concepts are of relevance for the small scale and what are the needed policies to promote and guide investments and the new institutions to ensure the safety of the new technologies and the equitable distribution of the benefits of the ensuing economic growth.
Updated (July 2013)
- ALCUE KBBE Matchmaking Event “LAC-EU Science and Industry towards the Bio-Economy”, 3-7 June 2013, Antwerp, Belgium. The workshop was held back to back with the 9th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries 5-7 June2013 ( www.rrbconference.com ). Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombia, Mexico and Dominican Republic were represented within the 17 experts of the LAC delegation invited to present the technology offer of their company/Research Center. Presentatations are available here: http://www.bioeconomy-alcue.org/bioeconomy/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=95&Itemid=207&lang=es
- The ALCUENET project (RTD biregional cooperation), ALCUE-KBBE and EUCARINET join their efforts to organize a Symposium on Bioeconomy in Tropical LAC region, on October 9th, 2013, at San José, Costa Rica. Different sessions will deal with Biomass production, Biomass transformation and Bio-valorization with a focus on tropical agriculture value chain. The EC R&D programme –Horizon 2020 will also be presented with a roundtable discussion on cooperation opportunities. The detailed programme will be soon available on www.bioeconomy-alcue.org .
- The JIRI Working Group on Bioeconomy will meet for a technical session on October 10th, 2013, in San José, Costa Rica. The experts of the Working Group will work together to formulate a thematic Concept Note to preprare the Senior Official Meeting (SOM) planned for the first semester of 2014 in Costa Rica.
- ALCUE-KBBE organizes a session to construct a strategy for ALC-EU Bioeconomy cooperation at the Headquarters of IICA, in San José, Costa Rica, on October 11th 2013. Together with FORAGRO and EFARD representatives, project partners and LAC experts will formulate a bi-regional cooperation agenda, based on the ALCUE-KBBE project results.