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ABOWE Biorefinery Final Summary Report Published!

ABOWE Biorefinery Final Summary Report is now available to download (PDF, 7 MB)

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There are successive ABOWE articles in the Pan European Networks: Science & Technology March Issue, pages 94-95 95 and September Issue, pages 220-221.

ABOWE Biorefinery Concluding Seminar 30.10.2014 in Helsinki

The Concluding seminar of ABOWE Baltic Sea Region Biorefinery project was held in Helsinki Viikki Campus area on 30.10.2014.

In the Concluding seminar were heard test results of a novel biorefinery in three countries (Sweden, Poland, Finland) as well as future trends of biorefining. Moreover, it was possible to visit the mobile research station which has been constructed in a Finnish co-operation. The biorefinery has been innovated by Adj. Prof. Elias Hakalehto (Finnoflag Oy and University of Eastern Finland) and the research station has been designed and constructed in the co-operation project at Savonia University of Applied Sciences.

The topic is “Biorefining around the Baltic Sea and Global Ecodevelopment“. The topics integrate the regional and global aspects of developing biorefining. Then acting locally would produce global ecodevelopment.

The seminar was held in Lecture Hall 1 of the B-Building of Helsinki University. The exhibition of the mobile Pilot A biorefinery pilot plant was organized in the area of Gardenia Tropical Garden.

The Program for this event can be downloaded here and the presentations can be watched as videos and slides can be downloaded from links below.


Presentations and videos:

Ekestam: What is the Baltic Sea Region programme and why does is fund the ABOWE project?


Dahlquist: Biomass Utilization - Next Industrial Revolution


Huopana: Biomass Potential and Challenges its Utilization in North Europe and Globally


Hakalehto: Biocatalysis in Finnoflag Biorefining – Outlines of ABOWE Results and Future Perspectives


Jääskeläinen: ABOWE - Arrangements of an International Baltic Sea Region Testing Program


Laatikainen: Quantitative NMR in Profiling of Biorefinery Products


Suhonen: Finnish Testing at Savon Sellu 27.1. – 3.4.2014


den Boer: Polish Testing with Food Waste


Erik Dahlquist: Biorefinery runs in Sweden


Joint Discussion


Freidank and Drescher-Hartung: Consolidated Bioprocessing - Integration of ABOWE Biorefinery Process with Simultaneous Downstreaming


Saarepera: Biorefineries in the EU policies


Lund: Low-carbon (bio)economy in Finland


Panel Discussion


Pilot A Biorefinery exhibition at Gardenia Tropical Garden


Part-financed by the European union
(European Regional Development Fund)

Savonia University of Applied Sciences

Savonia is one of Finland's biggest and most versatile universities of applied sciences. Our campuses are situated in Kuopio, Iisalmi and Varkaus. There are almost 6000 students and 600 employees at Savonia. In education we implement Open Innovation Space (OIS), where we combine learning, development, research, and teaching.