Twinning Event, 30th and 31st of October 2013

Hof van Wageningen, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Day 1: 30/10/13

9:00

Opening 


9:00

9:10

Welcome and opening

Introduction to FIBRA twinning project

1st Presentation

2nd Presentation

Prof. Raoul Bino, Director FBR-DLO

Dr. Efi Alexopoulou, CRES

& Dr. Jan van Dam, FBR-DLO

9:30

Session 1: 

Chaired by Andrea Monti &

Zofija Jankauskiene

9:30

9:50

10:10

Cooperation China and EU

Variety of applications of Ramie residues

Overview of the European Hemp Industry

Dr. Tomasz Calikowski, DG Research & In.

Prof. Xiong Heping, IBFC, CAAS

Michael Carus, Nova Inst. / EIHA

10:30

Coffee break


11:00

Session 2:

Chaired by Luigi Pari &     

Ana Luisa Fernando

11:00

11:15

11:30

11:45

12:00

12:15

MULTIHEMP project

Ramie cultivation in China

FIBRACOM project

Natural fibre processing project China

Grow2Build

Diversity uses of bast fibre crop residues

Dr. Stefano Amaducci, UNICATT

Prof. Tang Shouwei, IBFC, CAAS

Dr. Electra Papadopoulou, CHIMAR

Prof. Yu Chongwen, Donghua Univ

Dr. Chris de Visser, PPO-DLO

Dr. Xie Chunliang, IBFC, CAAS

12:30

Working lunch break


13:30

departure excursion           

HEMPFLAX facilities Oude Pekela    

1st Presentation

2nd Presentation

Dr. Mark Reinders, HEMPFLAX

19:00   Dinner



 

Day 2: 31/10/13

31st of October 2013

9:00

Session 3: 

Chaired by Luisa Trindade &

Przemo Baraniecki

9:00

9:15

                 9:30

9:45

10.00

OPTIMA project

Economic analysis of products and markets for bast fibre crops in China

EUROBIOREF project

Projects for Flax in China (2011-2015)

EPNOE project

Prof. S. L. Cosentino, UNICT

Dr. Honglin Yang, Hunan                                 University

Dr. Franck Dumeignil

Prof. Wang Yufu

Dr. Patrick Navard, CEMEF

10:15

Coffee break


10:45

Session 4:

Chaired by  Mark Reinders &

Sylvestre Bertucelli

10:45

11:00

11:15

11:45

12:00

12:15

SAHYOG project

Multi-location field trials of Hemp

GASBIOREF project

Alternative uses of Flax in China

Dragon star project

Introduction matchmaking and twinning session

Dr. Neeta Sharma, ENEA

Dr. Zhang Qinyun

Dr. Myrsini Christou, CRES

Prof. Fengzhi Guan

Dr. Chiara Pocaterra, APRE

Alain Dirven

12:30

Working lunch break


14:00

 

 


16.00

16.45

3 min pitches market trends & new products

Matchmaking session 1 (CROPS & LOGISTICS)

Matchmaking session 2 (PRODUCTS)

Matchmaking session 3 (MARKETS)

Presentation  of worshop out come

Concluding remarks 


Moderator:  CAAS / IBFC  & CRES

Moderator:  Vidar Gronburg

Moderator: Jan van Dam


Efi Alexopoulou






17:00   Closing reception




 

Route from Wageningen to Hemp Flax (30th October 2013)


Hemp Flax Marketing BV

Hendrik Westerstraat 20-22, 9665 AL Oude Pekela The Netherlands,

Tel: +31 597 615516, Fax: +31 597 615951

Web-site: www.hempflax.com




Twinning between China and Europe on Fibre Crops innovation and business development

In the framework of the FIBRA project a China-EU twinning event is organized in Wageningen, The Netherlands, on 30-31 October 2013.

Coordinators of fibre crops R&D and related innovative projects and networks are invited to present and discuss the latest developments on Science and technology for innovation of fibre crop use in Europe and China.

The following themes will be included in separated sessions: genetics and genomics, fibre crops agronomy, logistics, processing, products, markets, socio-economic issues and environment sustainability.

The following topics are included in the twinning event:

  •           The production chains of common bast fibre crops of commercial interest for China and EU (e.g. Flax, Hemp, and Kenaf, Ramie, possibly Nettle)
  •           Competitiveness with other fibre crop production systems (bamboo viscose, cotton, jute),
  •           Innovation for (nano)-cellulose and cellulose derivatives
  •           Biorefinery, by-products valorization (short fibre, oil seeds, shives), bio pulping
  •           Marketing and market diversification (e.g. in textiles, non-woven, paper and pulp, composites, boards and panels)  
  •           Search for new fibre crops and suitable agro-food residues for cellulose fibre application development
  •           Environmental impact reduction of existing production systems
  •           LCA (life cycle assessment) and certification
  •           Database formation, ICT data management and stakeholder accessibility

At the event, dedicated sessions will be organized for the participants to meet and get to know each other. The exchange of information by oral presentations and poster sessions on the various topics of interest will be combined with an interactive program for defining new cooperative projects. Besides the scientific exchange program, supporting industries will display their products and innovations at booths at the venue.

Industry involvement is foreseen here in the matchmaking and partnering events. These Matchmaking events will be organized according thematic programming.


China-EU Twinning venue

The two days twinning event from 30th to 31st  October 2013 will be organized by Food and Biobased Research of Wageningen UR  in collaboration with FIBRA coordinator, CRES.

The venue of the Twinning Event will be at:

 

Hotel Hof van Wageningen,

Lawickse Allee 9, 6701 AN Wageningen, The Netherlands

info@hofvanwageningen.nl


Participants

The China-EU twinning event will discuss fibre crop R&D and innovation from various perspectives. Participants will be representatives of the scientific communities from China and EU as well as the business and industry that seek to find partnerships for new business development and co-operations.


Costs

The fee for participation in the Twinning is € 125.= per person, including catering (lunch and refreshments).

The excursion to Hempflax on 30 Oct. is € 25.= , per person (excl. diner)


Deadline

The application form must be sent by email to the Secretariat of the China-EU twinning:

Rianne Maasen                       Tel:  +31 (0) 317 480094     Fax: +31 (0) 317 483011       

rianne.maasen@wur.nl

For more information please contact:                      

Dr Jan E.G. van Dam,              Tel: +31 (0) 317 480163

jan.vandam@wur.nl




 Meeting registration form China-EU Twinning event

30th  to 31st  October 2013  Wageningen, The Netherlands               

                                   

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