On October the 30th, the ENABLING project was presented at the regional meeting of the participants in the project SUWANU (Sustainable Water Treatment and Agricultural Reuse Options in Europe) in the Hotel Imperial, Plovdiv.
As an arable farmer, Mathieu works around 70 hectares. Of this, 27 hectares of grass is organic, which he sells to a neighbouring organic goat farmer; 8 hectares are dedicated to peas production and 16 hectares to grain. Mathieu is also a recognized straw supplier, selling certified straw bales to the construction sector.
Prompted by the need to diversify the sources of biomass for their production, a French company started new production lines working with original bio sources. The aim was to create a high performance and biobased compounds sold to the packaging industry to develop products for several sectors.
A German company has developed an innovative grass fibre blow-in insulation material for wall, roof and floor cavities, made of 100% renewable natural cellulose from meadow grass. The goal is to substitute conventional insulation material based on crude oil and to use raw materials as efficiently as possible.
BIOVOICES is creating a Mobilisation and Mutual Learning (MML) platform in the bio-based domain with the objective of promoting dialogue and co-creation of research, innovation, development and political context in bio-based economy between the stakeholders of the quadruple helix model: civil society/users, industry, researchers, civil society and public authorities.
Biobridges project was conceived to tackle the key challenge of improving the marketability of bio-based products (BBPs) by fostering close cooperation and partnerships among bio-based industries, brand owners and consumers’ representatives
The Plastic Free - Lagoon Venice, in collaboration with the Italian partners of ENABLING Project (FEDERUNACOMA and ITALIA), I.T.T. G. MONTANI, VERITAS, HIREF, and JONIX, as well as the attending of several environmental associations and national institutions, are organized the Plastic Free Event placed in Venice.
Last May 2019 Capraia held a unique event in the history of the island; for three days dozens of leading Bioeconomy experts gathered to identify all the possible initiatives to be undertaken in the field of the circular economy.
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.
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.