Earlier this month, the “Biorefinery Glas” EIP-Agri Operational Group, co-funded by Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine and the EU, kicked off at Institute of Technology, Tralee (IT Tralee).
Wednesday the 24th of April, partner Innovatiesteunpunt was welcomed with open arms at both companies, Omegabaars (fish grower) and Tomato Masters (tomato grower), with a diverse group of Belgian growers and other stakeholders.
A Norwegian company has built the world’s first commercial-scale production facility for Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC). It has a capacity of processing 10.000 metric tonnes/year for deriving 10% paste (1000 metric tonnes dry matter).
A Belgian tomato grower has entered into a unique collaboration with a fish farm. The tomato farm supplies electricity, rain water and residual heat to fish nursery while receiving back filtered water as a reciprocal service.
The apple industry turned out to be a big opportunity for the region of Hasepngouw (Belgium). The high availability of wooden residues from apple trees, prompted a Belgian company to create new value added products out of this specific biomass.
A winery and distillery company, located in the northern-east of Italy, turned to be an excellent example of biorefinery able to use its agricultural residues to produce a varied range of bio-based products.
During the 2nd edition Science Festival Fermhamente*, held in Fermo last October 2018, Itabia and Stiftinga Vestlandsforsking / Western Norway Research Institute (WNRI) had the opportunity to participate in the conference “Rural and agri-industrial wastes: Valorization in new and innovative products”.
On Monday, January 28, at 14:00 CET, the first ENABLING webinar will be held. The webinar will be in English. If you want to participate in the webinar, please write an e-mail to Christine Beusch: firstname.lastname@example.org, then we will send you the dial-in details.
Within the last months, EPC developed the BiomassTrade Platform, an online venue where biomass producers and biomass processers meet to directly exchange currently unused biomass residues and by-products.
The coaching service will be available through an online interface provided via the website, to support biomass producers or the BBP Industry (Bio-Based Products and Processes) for the uptake of emerging best practices.
The ENABLING project intends to respond to the need, felt by practitioners across Europe, of improving and systematising collaboration among the different stakeholders, and in particular between the source of biomass streams, and the processing and transformation industry, or Bio-Based Industry (BBI).