The activities of BECOOL are aligned with those of BioVALUE, a twin project in Brazil. BioVALUE is funded by five State Foundations (FAPESP from São Paulo state, FAPEMIG from Minas Gerais state, FAPERJ from Rio de Janeiro state, FACEPE from Pernambuco state, and FAPERGS from Rio Grande do Sul State) and five industrial companies (Petrobras, Fibria, Klabin, Boeing, and Embraer), with twleve research institutions and university partners, coordinated by the Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory (CTBE), of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM).
Building on the existing complementarities in scientific expertise and experience between EU and Brazil in the development of advanced biofuels, the two projects will adopt a synergistic work programme, to develop a series of research and demonstration activities, covering the entire value chain in a balanced way: from innovative biomass production and logistics, to efficient conversion pathways and exploitation.
The cooperation between Europe and Brazil on advanced biofuels will bring mutual benefits and will create synergies at a scientific level. This will help to exploit the full economic potential of advanced biofuel value chains while creating unique opportunities for both Brazilian and European companies.