The Collaborative Laboratory (CoLAB) in Biorefineries -
BIOREF - intends to be one of the driving forces to change the paradigm of
economic development through a national strategy for the use of biomass as a
To this end, BIOREF aims:
- To promote the bioeconomy and bioenergy, creating highly
qualified national human resources, using biomass as a national and abundant
- To use previous well established national and international
associations and networks (EERA, BBI JU, ESEIA, ETIP Bioenergy, ART Fuels
Forum, IEA, CYTED, EABA, AEBIOM, ePure) and links with financial institutions
(FCT, H2020, P2020, ANI, FAI) to promote internationalization and facilitate
the transfer of high quality knowledge and innovation to the national
industrial sector, in order to promote the R&I agenda of CoLAB for the
development of biorefineries in Portugal.
- To promote a "market-oriented" Research and
Innovation Agenda, with the use of advanced technologies characterized by a
lower carbon footprint through the use of different types of biomass,
especially waste as raw material for new processes and products.
- To focus on applied research and development actions,
leading to the implementation of biorefineries oriented to products based on
energy and/or bioproducts and biomaterials.
- To focus on the use of performance indicators (KPIs) based
on the three pillars of sustainability (economic, social and environmental) to
monitor compliance with the strategic vision of BIOREF.