INCOBRA - Increasing International Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation between Brazil and the European Union

Helpdesk Newsletter

Follow us:

Brazilian Bioenergy Science and Technology Conference - 3rd BBEST 2017

BBEST is an international conference on Bioenergy taking place in Campos do Jordao the 17th-19th October 2017.


  • Oct 17‒19, 2017
  • Campos do Jordao
  • Brazil
  • Important

Website: Link


Post Date: Jan 22, 2017

BBEST is an international conference on Bioenergy. Within the broad field of bioeconomy the 2017 edition of the BBEST will be covering topics related to how bioenergy emerges as a possible leverage for paving the global future, the novel synergy scenarios and the many opportunities ahead.

BBEST 2017 Policy Day will hold discussions about bioeconomy and its links to bio-products, biotechnology, industrial innovation and sustainable development. Plenary and parallel sessions will bring together Brazilian and internationally leading scientists and the business community to present the progress within FAPESP’s BIOEN program and its international partnerships on key topics.

Issues such as responsible land use, crop productivity and resilient multifunctional landscapes, harvesting technology, impact of logistics and scale, integral biorefinery development, and emerging advanced materials and energy carriers for aviation, marine and road transport will be covered during the conference. Students and beginners will have the opportunity to attend special Tutorial sessions on a broad range of topics with important experts in the field.

The Conference will have as its theme "Designing a Sustainable Bioeconomy", subdivided into five main approaches:

1Biomass, agronomy, breeding, biotechnological aspects of energy plants;

2Biofuel Technologies, including biomass process engineering and biofuels production;

3Alcoholchemistry, Sugarchemistry, Oil Chemistry and Biorefineries;

4Engines and other conversion devices including aviation aplications;

5Sustainability and Impacts.

During the BBEST conference, a Global Biobased Business Competition (G-BiB) will take place. The challenge is to write an innovative business plan based on a design for sustainable production of biorenewable products such as biofuels and biomaterials or partial solutions that will support developing those products. 
The competition is open for teams with a minimum of 2 Master/PhD students from universities and universities of applied sciences in Germany, the Netherlands and Brazil. Teams will have to include a mentor from their university. The final award will be € 10.000,- provided for by industry to further enrol the business plan. Further information on the competition is available at


Scientific field: Bioeconomy, Biotechnology, Energy | Geographical focus: Brazil, Germany, Netherlands