Symposium on the Bioeconomy in Tropical America

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DAY 1 - October 9, 2013

 8:45-9:30

 

 

 

10:00- 10:30

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INAUGURATION - Welcome speeches by:


• José Luis Martínez, European Union Delegate, in Costa Rica


• Tania López, Deputy Ministry - MAG, Costa Rica


• Alejandro Cruz, Ministro, MICITT, Costa Rica


• Alfio Piva, Vicepresident, Costa Rica

Sesión A – THEBIOECONOMY: A GENERAL PERSPECTIVE


• A Latin American and Caribbean perspective Guy Henry , CIRAD, France, & Eduardo Trigo, MINCYT, Argentina (20´)
Discussion (10´)

10:30- 11:00

Coffee

11:00- 12:30

Session B – BIOMASS PRODUCTION


• Keynote: Sustainable biomass production in tropical environments, Laurent Gazull CIRAD, FRANCE (30´)


• Round table
- Forestry resources: Dagoberto Arias(15´) - Sugarcane: Marco Chaves, LAICA, Costa Rica (15´) - Agricultural residues: Abigail Fallot, CIRAD, France (15´)
Discussion (15´)

13:00- 14:30

Launch

14:30- 15:30

Session C – BIOMASS TRANSFORMATION


• Keynote: The biorefinery model, Marieke Bruins, Wageningen University, The Netherland (20´)


• Round table:
- Termo-chemical transformation processes: Mariano Martín, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain (15´)
- Second generation biofuels: Jonathan Mielenz, USA (15´)
- Babethanol Project, Julio Mata, UCR, Costa Rica (15’)

Discussion (10´)

15:30- 16:30

Coffee

16:30- 18:30

Visit to CENIBIOT

18:30- 20:00

Cocktail & Networking



 

 DAY 2 - October 10, 2013

8:30- 10:00

Session D- BIOVALORIZATION
Key Note: Biodiversity and Ecosystems in the development of the Bioeconomy Eduardo Trigo(30´)
Round table

• Bioprospecting: Allan Jiménez, INBIO, Costa Rica (15´)

• Bio-inputs: Nicolas Cock Duque, ECOFLORA, Colombia (15´)

• Ecosystem Services: Marcela Quintero, CIAT, Peru (15´)
Discussion (15´)

10:00- 11:00

Session E - BIREGIONAL S&T COOPERATION ON BIOECONOMY

• Set-up of the EU Bioeconomy Observatory
Damien Plan, Joint Research Center, European Commission (15’)

• Horizon2020: the Bioeconomy upcoming Work Programme

• Monique Bossi, APRE –UE (15´)

• The LAC-EU S&T Cooperation on Bioeconomy : An overview of the main outputs from ENLACE, EUCARINET and ALCUE-KBBE projects
Jimena Arango, MENON, Belgium ( 20’)

• Video: Programa ENLACE. Filiberto Vega, UCR, CR. (10’)

10:30- 11:00

Coffe

11:30– 13:00

Session F. OPPORTUNITIES AND POLICY NEEDS

• Round table: principal constraints & opportunities. Discussion + recommendations on how to go forward
Coordinador: Rafael Trejos, IICA, Costa Rica (15´)

• Carlos Santana, Embrapa, Brazil (15)

• Simón Buriticá COLCIENCIAS, Colombia (15´)

• Keilor Rojas, MICITT, Costa Rica (15´)

Discussion (30’)

13:00 -13:15

Closure of the Symposium
• Keilor Rojas, MICITT, Costa Rica

13:00- 14:30

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