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Workshop on Biomass Conversion – 31.10.2013 – at São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 5:55 am

The 2nd Finnish-Brazilian Workshop on Biomass Conversion: Actions in Science, Innovation and Education to Create a Sustainable World

Date: 31.October.2013 (9-17h30)

Place: São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

R. Pio XI, 1500 - Alto da Lapa - CEP 05468-901 São Paulo

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Workshop – Program – 31.10.2013

8:30 am – Coffee and registration

9:00am-9:30am-Opening of Workshop-

Welcome from FAPESP

Welcome from Nobre

Welcome from Sao Paulo Government officials

Finnish Minister of Education

9:30am – Keynote – Bioeconomy and the forest sector – Elizabeth Carvalhaes, BRACELPA

10:00am-11:20am Session 1 – Assessing climate impacts of energy and chemicals

10:00am Escape Routes for a Moderate Energy and Feedstock Transition in a Carbon Constrained Economy, Ofélia Araújo, UFRJ, Brazil

10:25am - Strategy of sustainable development in Finland – Sauli Rouhinen, MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, Finland

10:50 Actions to tackle climate change – Talk show

Rubens Maciel, UNICAMP, mediator

Ofélia Araújo, UFRJ

Fernando Castelhöes, PETROBRAS,


Elisabeth Carvalhaes, BRACELPA

11:20am-12:30am Session 2 – Biomass to Chemicals & Materials

11:20am - Green Chemicals and Polymers Roadmap,  Augusto Morita, BRASKEM, Brazil

11:45am – Industrial Biotechnology for production of chemicals and materials, Merja Pentillä, VTT, Finland

12:10 Roadmap to Sustainability, Talk show

Ofélia Araújo, UFRJ, mediator

Augusto Morita, BRASKEM

Merja Penttilä, VTT

Song Won Park, USP

Pedro Fardim, Åbo Akademi

12:40-2:00pm Lunch

2:00pm-5:00pm Session 3 - Biomass to renewable energy

2:00pm-2:30pm Biomass to Fuels, Rubens Maciel, UNICAMP

2:30pm-3:00pm Photonic Materials in the Generation of Sustainable Energy. Jorma Hölsä, UNIVERSITY OF TURKU

3:00 Renewable Energy: What is needed?  Talk show

Pedro Fardim, Åbo Akademi, mediator

Rubens Maciel, UNICAMP

Nilson Boeta, VTT Brasil


Glaucia Souza, USP

3:30 Coffee break

4:00pm-5:20pm Session 4 - New trends in education in biomass and renewable energy

4:00pm-4:25pm - An International Master in Biomass and Bioenergy for Sustainable Development, Prof. Osvaldo Chiavone, UFRN

4:25pm-4:50pm -”Mobility of scientists and students – Finnish Perspectives” , Juha Ketolainen, CIMO

4:50 Education in a Sustainable World , Talk show

Claudio Oller, USP, mediator

Osvaldo Chiavone, UFRN

Juha Ketolainen, CIMO,


Ofélia Araújo, UFRJ

5:20pm – Summary  of the workshop and next steps

5:30pm – Closing of the workshop

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