Representatives from local biomass producers, processors, relevant funding agencies and regional authorities exchanged knowledge and project ideas on bioeconomy at an ENABLING workshop in Sogndal on June 12th.
Current practices often make use of plastic pipes (PE) for draining and/or aerating tree roots. A new solution made with biodegradable components allows draining water and aerating air in the soil surrounding the roots of (young) trees.
A British company produces horse and small animal bedding created from “Miscanthus”, which is alternatively grown for energy crops over a 15-year period, with the first harvest taking place 3 years after sowing.
Valorization and application of essential oil industry wastes for а “green” synthesis of metal nanoparticles is the objective of the project DN 17/22 funded by the National Scientific Fund – Bulgaria entitled "Valorization and application of essential oil industry wastes for “green” synthesis of metal nanoparticles”.
A new national regulation for waste management, together with financial insentives for agricultural waste management, has prompted a Bulgarian company to establish a biorifinery to convert residues into bio-based product.
A winery and distillery company, located in the northern-east of Italy, turned to be an excellent example of biorefinery for the conversion of its agricultural and agro-industrial residues into a varied range of bio-based products.