RESEARCH & INNOVATION AGENDA

STRATEGIC DOMAINS
The CoLAB BIOREF strategic plan is designed considering the unique momentum in Portugal and the EU supporting R&I investment on greener energy and products in the private sector. Various public policies have been announced, such as the EU Green Deal, the National Plan for Promotion of Biorefineries, and the National Hydrogen Strategy from which CoLAB BIOREF can benefit. The diversity of CoLAB BIOREF’s private associates with already implemented strong innovative business models will help us to focus on technology consultancy and developing technology for different end-uses, generating value, and boosting the development of biorefineries and bioeconomy. The required basic knowledge shall be developed at the academic associates of CoLAB BIOREF through either a partnership or under the form of outsourcing R&D activities.

BIOENERGY
• Development of technologies & services to generate business opportunities for liquid biofuels in the transport sector or liquid energy carriers for the electricity and heating & cooling sectors. 
• Create innovative process chains, from the beginning, with the best consultation process, to the end, with the development and implementation of the most advanced technologies. 
RENEWABLE GASES
• Development of ground-breaking solutions promoting deep decarbonization of the energy and transport sectors while maintaining their competitivity. 
• Promotion of more efficient and socially-accepted technologies for renewable gas production. 
SUSTAINABLE BIOECONOMY
• Development of (bio)chemical-based technologies to produce bio-based platform chemicals and high added value multiproducts.