The 11th Governing Board Meeting of CASCATBEL project was celebrated on 13th and 14th February 2017 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
The meeting was hosted by Utrech University and it was considered a great success due to the active participation of 26 representatives from 15 partners.
At the moment, CASCATBEL is focused on activities at pilot plant scale with the aim to compare the behavior of the catalysts already studied at laboratory and bench scales in conditions closer to market. It is also in the process of selection of the best catalysts and reaction conditions for the different steps considered in the cascade process.
An important point of discussion in the meeting was the assessment on milestone 9, aimed to select the optimum catalyst and operation conditions for the biomass catalytic pyrolysis step. Furthermore, progress and future activities in the different work packages were presented and discussed.