Valorization of organic residues and subproducts originated by agri-food or urban activities is evolving towards its integral and sustainable utilization through biorefineries.
Biorefineries are characterized by the efficient transformation of biomass into a wide spectrum of bioproducts and biofuels, less dependent on fossil fuels. Among the new bioproducts, which are increasingly demanded, are:
- Biomaterials such as bioplastics, biocomposites or nanocelluloses
- Building blocks, bio-based chemicals (ethanol, succinic acid, levulinic acid, butadiene, etc.)
- Bio-based chemical products (biopaints, biosurfactants, bioadhesives, etc.)
- Proteins, lipids, etc.
- Bioactives´ extracts for their use as additives in food, pharma and cosmetic
- Biofuels (biomethane, bioethanol, etc.)
Already existing facilities and new biorefineries, at small or big scale (rural or agricultural), can benefit from current opportunities.
AINIA, associated member of the Bio-Based Industries Consortium, organizes the 5th Biorefineries Seminar, in this occasion with a highly international character, since more than 15 experts from Spain and other countries, where the bioeconomy is a priority, will participate as speakers. On this edition the latest tendencies about the valorization of organic residues of different origin through biorefineries will be addressed.