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CBIO Summit 2022

Everyone interested at Aarhus University are invited by the Centre for Circular Bioeconomy to join the CBIO Summit 2022, where it is possible to contribute with ideas and questions to create collaboration across departments and areas of expertise.

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Tuesday 17 May 2022, at 09:30 - Wednesday 18 May 2022, at 15:30

Are you part of the Aarhus University Centre for Circular Bioeconomy (CBIO) - or just interested in the work that takes place at the centre?

Then you are welcome to join the CBIO Summit 2022, which takes place in Silkeborg on 17 and 18 May.

CBIO promotes skills and research facilities at Aarhus University within the utilisation and recycling of biological resources towards the society - industry, farmers, municipalities, national and EU authorities and NGO’s.

- Now it is time to look more into developing our internal competencies, and on how to organize us in relation to other interdisciplinary centres at Aarhus University. We have composed an exciting program - but most importantly, we want the participants to contribute with ideas and questions for developing collaboration across departments and expertise, says Uffe Jørgensen, who is the Centre Leader.

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Program 17 May

09.30-10.00    Arrival and coffee

10.00-10.30    What is CBIO, and how can we benefit from each other? All CBIO Platform leaders

10.30-11.00     The R&D on green & blue biorefining - one of CBIO’s flagship technologies – and its first commercial implementation, Morten Ambye-Jensen, AU and Vagn Hundebøll, BioRefine Denmark

11.00-12.00     One Minute Madness presentations from participants – pitch your favourite research topic

12.00-12.45     Pick your research pillar: more specific discussions within separate research topics

12.45-13.45    Lunch (exhibitions – posters 7 x pitch from 13.15)

13.45-14.45     Ideas for broader collaboration and new projects brought up from the separate topics or from your own mind basket

14.45-15.30     Funding opportunities for the circular bioeconomy: Thomas de Bang, novo nordisk foundation and  Anne Mette Langvad, Klimafonden Skive

15.30-16.00     Coffee

16.00-16.30     ”Life Science Startups”

Research upside down, Esben Rimi Christiansen, Pure Algae

Making the wastewater sector circular, Jesper Minor & Niels Mikkelsen Nordphos


16.30-17.00     New business opportunities based on CO2 credits and green fuels, Peter Lindholst, Stiesdal Fuel Technologies

18-20              Dinner

20-20.30         The research plans for the NNF-funded AU CO2 centre – cooperation interfaces with CBIO, Alfred Spormann CORC

20.30-21.00     The research plans for the Pioneer Centre Land-CRAFT (Center for Landscape Research in Sustainable Agricultural Futures) – cooperation interfaces with CBIO, Klaus Butterbach-Bahl


Program 18 May - for AU junior scientists

06.30-09.00 Breakfast

09.00-10.00   Welcome & “get to know each other” activities

Coffee break

10.15-11.00     “A sustainable bioeconomy and the Green Transition: Scenarios and Perspectives for the EU 2050” by Scientific Director Uwe R. Fritsche, IINAS (Fritsche - IINAS)

11.00-11.30     Group work: “the 20 mill € project”

11.30-12.15     Lunch

12.15-13.00     Group work continued

13.00-14.00     ”Being an interdisciplinarian – why it is important, and why it is challenging” by Professor Hanne Andersen, KU (Hanne Andersen)

Coffee break

14.15-14.45     “Speed dating”

14.45-15.30     Wrap up: Feedback, how to strengthen our collaboration, future plans