Category: Events

Support BIORADAR project by completing the survey on social impacts in bio-based industry!

Support BIORADAR project by completing the survey on social impacts in bio-based industry!

Are you working in the bio-based industry?

Then, your expertise is vital for driving change and shaping a sustainable future.  We need your help!

Social impact assessment plays a crucial role in advancing sustainability by ensuring that social considerations are integrated into decision-making processes, ultimately contributing to the creation of a more equitable and resilient society. BIORADAR is reaching out to workers and companies within the bio-based industry to understand the social benefits and risks of bio-based products.

In BIORADAR project, we are performing the Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA) of bio-based packaging, textiles and fertiliser among other products. Collecting information regarding the social impacts of the bio-based industry is highly important since the results obtained have the potential to constitute valuable inputs to stimulate preferences for these new materials and technologies.

Take just a minute to share your valuable input through our survey. The survey is available in English, Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch and French.

 

Your contribution matters. Thank you for being a part of this journey towards a greener tomorrow!

From date
2024-05-22
To date
2024-11-30
Mushrooms for water sustainability

Mushrooms for water sustainability

In this webinar, we will discuss how mushrooms contribute to food-driven water resilience by the hand of many experts in the field!

Register: https://www.eventbrite.es/e/mushrooms-for-water-sustainability-tickets-897303497917

Agriculture accounts for 70% of global freshwater withdrawals. Thus, achieving water resilience requires more sustainable agriculture and the promotion of less water-consuming products. White button mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) suit greatly these requirements: producing one kilogram of this food product needs only 14.2 L of water and can use agricultural residues. Moreover, this amount of A. bisporus provides a third of the daily needs of vitamin D, around a sixth of selenium and phosphorus, and 5% of folate. Promoting white button mushroom production and consumption would contribute to meeting food demand while enhancing water resilience and preserving the environment.

Horizon 2020 project BIOSCHAMP set out in 2020 to find alternative growing materials that make A. bisporus production more sustainable. This online Info Day will disseminate the potential of A. bisporus to achieve water resilience thanks to its low water consumption and role in sustainable agriculture (use of agricultural residues, partial substitution of more water-demanding food products). Although open to the public, the main target audience is scientists and researchers.

The Info Day will start by painting the picture with two EU-funded projects:

  • BIOSCHAMP will present their goal and how its results move towards a more sustainable food market in Europe.
  • ULTIMATE will show how their objectives support water resilience and provide insight into their success cases.

Then, a panel of experts will discuss food production and water resilience, and answer questions from the audience. The Info Day has the pleasure to count with:

  • Emilio Rascón – Mushroom Technological Research Center of La Rioja
  • Pietro Goglio – Università degli Studi di Perugia
  • Jan van der Wolf – Wageningen Research
  • Jeoffrey van der Berg – NewFoss
  • Patrick Kelly – DG AGRI
  • Andrea Rubini – Water Europe

Register for this event and you will receive an exclusive infographic!

From date
2024-05-30
To date
2024-05-30
3rd Network of Interest meeting

3rd Network of Interest meeting

SUSTCERT4BIOBASED organises the 3rd Network of Interest meeting!

On Thursday, May 30, 2024, 4th of December at 9.00 – 10.00 AM CET we will be hosting our 3rd NoI meeting.

During the meeting, you’ll have the chance to get updated about the SUSTCERT4BIOBASED project and its mission, learn more about its progress, listen to insights about sustainable forestry and certification from experts in the sector and contribute to the open Q&A discussion!

Αgenda

9.00 – 9.05 am:  Welcoming Note (Antonia Kalimeri, White Research)

9.05 – 9.10 am: Keeping you in the loop: Updates about SUSTCERT4BIOBASED you don’t want to miss (Pinelopi Kaslama, White Research)

9.10 – 9.30 am: FSC: the pioneer scheme on sustainable forestry (Matteo Francesco Mascolo & Terry Campbell, FSC)

9.30 – 9.45 am: The various FSC standards and their connection on the forest road (Florian Thiem, Control Union)

9.45 – 10.00 am: Open Q&A Session

  • If you wish to take part in the meeting, be part of our Network of Interest by registering here and you will receive the registration form afterwards.

We believe this event will be an invaluable opportunity for you to connect with peers, gain insights into the latest trends, and contribute to the growth and development of sustainable certifications for bio-based products. We look forward to seeing you there!

From date
2024-05-30
To date
2024-05-30
Bioregions Facility for the Bioeconomy Innovation Day 2024

Bioregions Facility for the Bioeconomy Innovation Day 2024

Join the Bioregions Facility for the Bioeconomy Innovation Day 2024 on 5 June in Lemgo, Germany.

The event will provide a space for learning, sharing, and growing in a forest-based bioeconomy. The event will gather forest innovators and leaders from industry, government, research, and other key stakeholders in the forest bioeconomy.

The event language is English.

Check out the full agenda and register for the event here.
Do you have questions? Please send us an email.

BIOTRANSFORM 2nd working group: Tools and methodologies for the regional transition to circular bioeconomy

BIOTRANSFORM 2nd working group: Tools and methodologies for the regional transition to circular bioeconomy

The BIOTRANSFORM project is organising its 2nd online working group “Tools and methodologies for the regional transition to circular bioeconomy” on 29 April from 14:00 to 15:30. The objective of this meeting is to present to regional authorities the methodologies and tools developed by the BIOTRANSFORM project and to collect their feedback to ensure they meet their actual needs.

This interactive online session will be a useful feedback moment for the BIOTRANSFORM project and will allow further improvement of current methodologies and tools under development:

  • Impact Assessment Tool (IAT): developed by Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), this tool compiles environmental, economic, and social indicators (e.g., global warming potential, job creation, impact on vulnerable groups) to assess the implications of chosen transition pathways on regions overall sustainability. It identifies optimal bio-economy scenarios by evaluating indicator values and aligning with regional sustainability goals, empowering policymakers with valuable insights to drive comprehensive circular bio-economy initiatives.
  • Methodology to co-define and co-implement optimal transition pathways: developed by Alchemia Nova, this methodology involves local and regional stakeholders to co-evaluate several regional pathways to transition to circular bioeconomy, and to select the final and optimal one that is uniquely adapted to the regional context. The aim is to ensure an inclusive and comprehensive approach to co-defining optimal transition pathways with regional actors, focusing on stakeholder engagement, data-driven analysis, and collaborative solution development​.
  • Financing solutions for the transition to circular bioeconomy: once the optimal regional transition pathway is selected, suitable funding and financial solutions are needed to implement the transition. ACR+ is currently reviewing existing financing tools and schemes for circular bioeconomy (including grants, funds and investments) which regions could rely upon to implement the said pathway in their territory.

Agenda

14:00 – 14:10 Welcome and introductions

(Anita Lombardo and Jean Benoit Bel, ACR+)

14:10 – 14:40 BIOTRANSFORM methodology to co-define and co-implement optimal transition pathways and resulting governance needs

(Johannes Kisser, alchemia-nova) 

 

+ feedback/ Q&A

 

14:40 – 15:10  Environmental sustainability assessment for the transition pathway

(Gitanjali Thakur, LIST)

+feedback/Q&A

15:10 – 15:25  Financing tools for bioeconomy

+feedback

15:25 – 15:30 Closing remarks and wrap up

Practical details

BIOTRANSFORM – Circular BIOeconomy TRANSFORMation for regions by enabling resource and governance networks – is a three-year project which aims to provide European policymakers with an adequate assessment and policy development framework, knowledge base and expert support ecosystem to accelerate the transition from linear fossil-based systems to circular bio- based systems.

From date
2024-04-29
To date
2024-04-29
Bioeconomy Career Info Day event

Bioeconomy Career Info Day event

Q-PLAN INTERNATIONAL organises a “Careers and opportunities in the Bioeconomy” event, within the framework of the Bioeconomy Changemakers Festival 2024 of the European Commission in cooperation with the GenB projects (BIOVOICES), BioGov.net and ROBIN project!

The event will take place at OK!Thess on Thursday 14 March from 10.00 to 14.30 Greek time.

A parallel regional policy workshop (in the context of BioGov.net ) will be held to identify current gaps in bioeconomy governance and design feedback loops for better strategy in bioeconomy skills development.

The event and the workshop will be realised in Greek. You can find more information about the event here.

Link for registration: here (available only in Greek).

The organization is supported by the Region of Central Macedonia and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH).

From date
2024-03-14
To date
2024-03-14
You(th) in and for bioregions

You(th) in and for bioregions

Join our Slovak partners for an exciting one-day event dedicated to empowering youth and driving transformative change in European regions!

The goal is to inspireeducate, and catalyze action among young individuals, fostering a future of sustainability and innovation within the bioeconomy sector.

Organised by a dynamic partnership of key players in the bioeconomy sector in Slovakia, this event falls under the GenB and BioGov.net projects, in collaboration with national representatives from the BIOEAST initiativeBOOST4BIOEAST project, and other EU-funded initiatives.

Who should attend? We invite youth aged 15 to 35, including early career scientistsyoung entrepreneurs, and startup companies. Recognizing that attracting young talent to bioeconomy careers begins early, we extend our outreach to children aged 4 to 14.

Find out more information about the Slovakian hub and the event here.

This event will be organized as a satellite event of the Bioeconomy Changemakers Festival in Nitra, Slovakia. The target audience is youth and all activities will be focused on the inspiration and motivation of young people and present the opportunities for youth in bioeconomy.

The ROBIN project will have a booth there.

From date
2024-03-13
To date
2024-03-13
Unlocking the Potential of Grass: New business opportunities for rural areas (GO-GRASS final event)

Unlocking the Potential of Grass: New business opportunities for rural areas (GO-GRASS final event)

We are glad to invite you to the Final Event of the GO-GRASS project “Unlocking the potential of Grass: new business opportunities for rural areas”which will take place from 12th to 13th March 2024 in Brussels at the Headquarters of our hosting partner Greenovate ! Europe.

The GO-GRASS Final Event offers you the opportunity to hear and discuss the projects final results and implications for grass-based businesses in a future bio-based economy. The conference event will feature a tool session for circular business models and technologies developed in GO-GRASS as well as two policy panels with high-level representatives from different stakeholders at EU, national and local level. We expect some insightful debates on the policy recommendations published  in the GO-GRASS White Paper for grassland opportunities. The event will end with a networking drink at the venue in Brussels, where participants will be able to exchange views.

A highlight will be the Demonstration case visit on Wednesday 13 March, which is fully organised, including transport and a visit to the nearby grass-based paper production facilities in the Netherlands (Dutch demonstration site).

The conference language is English.
The current agenda is available here.
Please register here.

We are looking forward to meet you in Brussels and in the Netherlands.

We will be happy to answer any questions and provide further information (contact the coordination team (go-grass@atb-potsdam.de) or Nathalie Bargues, Greenovate! Europe, n.bargues@greenovate-europe.eu).

From date
2024-03-12
To date
2024-03-13
Call for solutions open in Targi Kielce Hackathon powered by BioBoosters

Call for solutions open in Targi Kielce Hackathon powered by BioBoosters

Targi Kielce Hackathon – Recover Approved by Nature

From date
2024-02-01
To date
2024-02-29
Call for Solutions in Cosun Beet Hackathon powered by BioBoosters

Call for Solutions in Cosun Beet Hackathon powered by BioBoosters

Meet and Beat Cosun Beet´s sweet Challenges!

At COSUN BEET HACKATHON we invite you to offer solutions how to turn sugar beet residues into valuable resources instead of waste. Join us in this exciting opportunity to tackle Cosun Beet’s sweet challenges.

We are open to exploring new business opportunities and research collaborations.

The registration is now open to compete for the best idea or innovation that can solve the challenge Transforming sugar beet residues from waste to value.

What is Cosun Beet and what is the challenge about?

The Cosun Beet Company’s Anklam site processes sugar beets into white sugar, bioethanol, and biomethane, resulting in various biogenic residues. Approximately 2 million tons of sugar beets are processed each year from September to January, with intermediate products stored and bioethanol and biomethane produced throughout the year.

The goal is to transform the factory into a green biorefinery, offering a diverse product portfolio for different markets. Cosun Beet aims to provide sustainable and climate-friendly products for various purposes by exploring new technologies, solutions, and partnerships to convert the residues into valuable resources. Therefore, Cosun Beet Company is actively searching for providers who can offer innovative concepts, technologies, and equipment to effectively utilize the specified residues.

“Our mission is to use the full potential of plants in a transparent, circular way. We call this The Plant Positive Way”, says Matthias Sauer, CEO of Cosun Beet.

Read more at: BioBoosters (witeno.com)

From date
2024-01-31
To date
2024-03-01