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CAPES Honor Award 2015 won by Lucas William Mendes

Lucas William Mendes received the CAPES Honor Award 2015 for his PhD thesis "Metagenome of Amazon forest conversion: impacts on soil-borne microbial diversity and functions". The studies were carried out at ME-NIOO and in Brazil CENA/USP. The promotor Sui Mui Tsai (Brazil) and co-promotor Eiko Kuramae (The Netherlands) were also honored.

The official ceremony for the prize will in December 10th 2015, in Brasília at CAPES (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education...

Johnny Soares wins the 2015 IPNI Scholar Award for Latin-America

Johnny Rodrigues Soares, PhD student of the Agronomic Institute of Campinas (IAC) on Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture has received the 2015 IPNI Scholar Award for Latin America. He was supervised by Dr. Heitor Cantarella (BIOEN/FAPESP, Brazil) and Eiko Kuramae (BE-BASIC, The Netherlands, NIOO-KNAW). The project was supported by BE-Basic.

About IPNIIPNI is a global organization with initiatives addressing the world's growing need for food, fuel, fiber and feed. There is widespread...

World Bank Bioenergy & Sustainability Symposium discusses roadmap for scaling up sustainable bioenergy

Independent report states bioenergy can bring a cleaner future and improve socio-economic development

Left to right: Minster Jet Bussemaker (Education, Culture and Sciences), Prof. Luuk van der Wielen (President BE-Basic) and Prof. Andreas Gombert (UNICAMP PhD advisor)

Round Table with Minister Bussemaker agrees to 100 Brazilian-Dutch Dual PhD Degrees for Biobased Economy by 2025

São Paulo, August 13, 2015 – On the 13th of August 2015, in honour of the visit of Minister Jet Bussemaker (Education, Culture and Sciences) to Brazil, a Round Table was organised on human capital development for the biobased economy. Over 30 Brazilian and Dutch industry and academic leaders underlined the importance of joint development of sustainable biobased production of energy, fuels, chemicals and materials and concluded that high level education is the critical next priority. They agreed...

TU Delft extends collaborative academic program with Latin America for three more years

On the 24th of June 2015, the Board of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) has decided to continue its collaborative academic research and education program with Latin America from its office in Brazil. A budget of approximately 1 mln euro has been allocated from its strategic funds to support the further consolidation of the collaboration with an extended program and thereby continue to its Brazilian office for another term of three years. Various faculties and BE-Basic...

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