Pilots4U has set up one very visible and easily accessible database of open-access pilot and demonstration infrastructure for the European bioeconomy.

We have also carried out an online survey to understand the equipment and related services required by (potential) users of open-access pilot facilities.

By comparing the stablished database with the survey results, Pilots4U will perform a gap analysis to understand where the EU may have over/under capacity and vulnerabilities. These results will be the initial point for discussion during the workshop and the basis for investment business cases to improve and strengthen the European landscape of pilot and demonstration facilities.

This interactive workshop will gather together industry, researchers and experts from pilot plants to discuss the state of the European open-access pilot and demonstration infrastructure for the bioeconomy. It will also examine the different opportunities to improve service delivery and interconnection between open-access facilities.

This workshop will focus on the following bio-economy sectors:

  • Technologies for new materials
  • Pulping
  • Biomass fractionation

Targeted audience:

  • Representatives of EU industry
  • Representatives of EU research
  • Representatives of open-access facilities

If you have brought, or you are looking to bring a bio-based, biorefinery or biotechnology innovation process towards commercialisation, please join our workshop!

This workshop is organised as a satellite event to the 8th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference.

Please find the agenda for the workshop attached. You can register to the workshop through the form below.

12:00am - 5:00pm

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Vuorimiehentie 3, Espoo, Finland

Supporting Documents: 

This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s 'Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme', under Grant Agreement No 730052