Bio-economy Research and Innovation Event

The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI-JU) is a € 3.7 billion public-private partnership between the EU and industry. The goal is to develop new bio-refinery technologies for the sustainable conversion of renewable resources into bio-based products, materials and fuels. It is expected that this sector will grow rapidly and create new markets and jobs.

The two new BBI projects SUSBIND and SUSFERT bring together important Lower Austrian industrial and research partners and are coordinated by RTDS Group. The aim of the projects is, on the one hand, to develop binding agents for wood-based materials from renewable raw materials and, on the other hand, to create fertilizers based on beneficial microorganisms and various residual flows.

Learn more about the innovation segment bioeconomy, meet executives from politics, research & industry and take part in this exciting event on May 23rd  at the UFT in Tulln.



15:30 Uhr   Opening & Welcome; Christian Obinger – Vizerektor für Research & Innovation, BOKU

15:40 Uhr   ABCT – The BOKU Austrian Biorefinery Center Tulln; Thomas Rosenau, BOKU

15:50 Uhr   Bio-based Industries (BBI) Programme; Marta Campos Iturralde, BBI-JU & Ines Haberl, FFG

16:00 Uhr   BBI Projects in Lower Austria – SUSFERT und SUSBIND; Stephen Webb, RTDS Group

16:15 Uhr   Interview with Lower Austrian State Governor; Landeshauptfrau Johanna Mikl-Leitner

16:30 Uhr  Industry podium; Gerold Schneider (Egger), Rob Beekers (Cargill), Svante Nordänger (IKEA), Martin Mayer (Timac Agro), Horst Hartl (Agrana), Hedda Weber (Sappi); Moderation: Stephen Webb (RTDS Group)

17:00 Uhr   Science for Industry; Wolfgang Knoll, AIT – Austria Institute of Technology

17:10 Uhr   Science podium; Erik van Herwijnen (Wood K plus), Angela Sessitsch (AIT), Georg Gübitz (BOKU-IFA) Thomas Rosenau (ABCT), Moderation: Stephen Webb (RTDS Group)

17:30 Uhr   Closing; Christian Hansmann, Wood K plus


Enjoy culinary highlights from the region with the kind support of the Junge Wilde Winzer. Wood K Plus and BOKU also invite you to visit their laboratories at 14:30.


Link to the registration

Universitäts- und Forschungszentrum Tulln (UFT), Konrad Lorenz Straße 24, 3430 Tulln