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On the 10th of May in 2016 the 7th Life Science symposium was held in Delft. The theme of this symposium was:

Bioenergy – Engineering a Greener Future.

Since fossil fuels will be depleted in the near future, the search towards more sustainable energy sources has started several years ago. Bioenergy is only one of these possible energy sources, but a very promising one. Another driving force towards bioenergy sources is not only the necessity for new energy sources, but also the changing climate and the demand for greener energy.

With this theme we hoped to show to the students what kind of research is done in this area. Moreover, we have shown to all participants of the symposium what has already been accomplished and how diverse this area of research is. At the same time, we offered them a more critical view towards biobased energy sources.