Fibra Network - Fibre crops as a sustainable source for biobased material for industrial in Europe and China
Alexopoulou Heping, X.; Monti, A.; Pari, L.; Trindade, L.; Bertucelli, S.; Fernando, A. L.; Heller, K.; Jankauskiene, S.; Cosentino, S. L.; Gronberg, V.; Pocaterra, C.; Amaducci, S.; Reinders, M.; van Dam, J.; Piotrowski,; S.
21st European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, 3-7 June 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Via Giacomini 28-50132 Florence
Eta-Florence Renewable Energies
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The FIBRA network has as main target to link the research and development activities for fibre crop innovations carried out by universities and institutions in both EU and China. The project has been set up to promote the communication between experts about the key issues of fibre crop production, processing and application, while attention towards quality and efficiency improvement, and product diversification will result in improved markets and
enhanced economic scope for sustainable fibre crop production in EU and China. The creation of opportunities for networking and cooperation between experts from different disciplines from China and EU will result in a better exchange of know-how and is expected to bring the state of the art of fibre crop utilization to a higher level on both sides. The FIBRA network is set up to optimize the information exchange on specialized topics for fibre crop
productivity, and innovation. The FIBRA network is to provide the basis for common R&D activities between Chinese and European partners. The FIBRA network will provide a long term vision on future common research activities on fibre crops that will contribute to the international policies of the EU and will improve researchersí training opportunities.