Biomass and Bioenergy Research Infrastructure
The BBRI intends to contribute to the excellence of research in Portugal in the field of bioenergy. It is aligned with the main value chains of the European Strategic Energy Plan (SET PLAN) and in particular the implementation plan of the European Industrial Initiative on Bioenergy (EIBI)
Scientific, training and dissemination goals
The scientific BBRI activities are focused on biomass – biochemical and thermochemical conversions – for the production of biofuels, chemicals and other biomaterials inserted in the following research sub-platforms (sub-RIs):
- Sugars (biochemical conversion of biomass)
- Thermochemistry (thermochemical conversion of biomass)
- Sustainability Bioenergy
- Analytical Sciences for Biofuels
The training activities will be directed at professionals working in the ranks of Biomass and Bioenergy and the graduate students (master, doctorate) in order to increase the number of skilled people in Bioenergy in Portugal.
The dissemination activities will promote R&D work, training and services provided by the BBRI, raising public awareness to the technological challenges and the progress already made in the area of biofuels (next generation), biomass and bioenergy.