By: The Working Forest Staff
Responding to the ambitious targets set in the EU’s Europe 2020 strategy of sustainable patterns of consumption and production, REHAP is an EU-funded project facilitating a significant step towards a better use of natural resources by creating novel materials from agricultural and forestry waste, whilst decreasing the use of fossil resources and energy in the process industry.
The project’s first webinar takes a close look at the progress being made after two years’ work in creating these novel materials from agriculture and forestry waste for commercial use in the green construction sector. Expert project partners from the University of Augsburg, Tecnalia, VTT Research Centre and Rina Consulting will be leading discussions on the following topics:
- An introduction to REHAP and the project’s main objectives.
- Waste management – forecasting of feedstock potentials in the EU.
- Optimization of biomass waste stream processing and upscaling.
- Market analysis and life cycle assessment (LCA) of REHAP processes.
The webinar will divulge on-going project results to provide a picture of the processes the project is developing and using to produce and up-scale waste material into pilot scale eco-friendly products and demonstrate their sustainability and business potential compared to existing solutions.
Get involved and speak out
During the webinar you will have the opportunity to submit any questions you may have to the speakers, which will be answered live during the designated Q&A session at the end of the webinar.
Who should attend?
This webinar will interest professionals in companies and institutions that are related to the production of low-value residues such as bark, wheat straw, and sawmill. This might include the pulp and paper industry, biorefineries, forest proprietaries, sawmills, farmers and forest associations, amongst others.
Also, those in the chemical industries of the likes of phenolic resin manufacturing, polyurethane industries, and adhesive manufacturing could be interesting to know about new biosources for their raw materials.
Registering for the webinar will also allow you to become part of a growing network of key actors in the biomass and bioeconomy space in Europe, taking part in discussions and learning lessons about this important sector as it quickly develops.
May 8, 2019 – Watch live and on demand. Register today.
Join us at the webinar to learn how REHAP is strengthening the bioeconomy. Register here!