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Bioeconomy and its trade-offs towards meeting the Paris Agreement and the SDGs

Bioeconomy and its trade-offs towards meeting the Paris Agreement and the SDGs

INSA Toulouse November 19, 2019

This 1-d scientific event is a spin-off of the first Advisory Board Meeting of the Make Our Planet Great Again Project Cambioscop. It aims to gather students, researchers, politicians as well as bioeconomy stakeholders around a collective discussion on the various societal issues at stake in a future where all carbon needs of societies are supplied without fossil resources, in an endeavor to reach carbon (and greenhouse gases) neutrality. The seminar will take a broad perspective over bioeconomy and gather World experts of sustainable agriculture intensification, land use changes, bio-based materials, life cycle assessment, bioenergy and biofuels, decarbonized energy systems, soil carbon storage and climate science, among others. The seminar aims to foster our understanding of the key criteria that should guide the development of bioeconomy (in France and elsewhere) in the future.  Some of the key questions to be discussed include:

  • Can we supply the carbon needs of society without fossil resources while remaining within planetary boundaries? What are the key trade-offs?
  • What are the current products and services supplied without fossil carbon, and what are the business models around those?
  • What indicator should be used to measure the performance of bioeconomy and how could the sustainable development goals be used to this end?
  • Towards carbon neutrality: what can we realistically expect from soils?
  • What should France absolutely consider in order to sustainably develop its bioeconomy business model?

For the scientific part, please contact:
Dr. Lorie Hamelin, sustbioeco2019 Scientific Organizer
hamelin@insa-toulouse.fr

For registration information, please contact the registration secretary:
Mrs. Patricia JARRYsustbioeco2019 Organization secretary
INSA SAIC, 135 Avenue de Rangueil
31077 Toulouse Cedex 4, France

email patricia.jarry@insa-toulouse.fr

Main source: https://sustbioeco2019.sciencesconf.org/

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2019-11-19
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2019-11-19
THE BIOECONOMY – KEY PLAYER AT ECOMONDO

THE BIOECONOMY – KEY PLAYER AT ECOMONDO

Ecomondo, the leading event in Europe for the new models of circular economy

For the Circular Bioeconomy, large Italian enterprises in the world vanguard in the sector of biodegradable and compostable bioplastics have been key players at Ecomondo for some time.

There is an appointment on Tuesday 5th November (2:30 pm Industria Biobased Room . Hall D3), entitled Smart and innovative solutions to reduce packaging waste: a first assessment of the REINWASTE project, organized by the Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee, Confagricoltura, Federalimentare, ART-ER. REINWASTE, with the motto ´Preventing waste disposal is more sustainable and less expensive´, aims at developing sustainable (and economically advantageous) techniques for reducing the inorganic waste component such as packaging and similar materials, favouring the adoption of innovative ecological concepts on behalf of the agri-food industry and SMEs. The innovative aspect of REINWASTE is the involvement of the agricultural chain´s players and the agri-food sector´s industrial chain. For Italy, the project will concentrate on the companies of the Emilia-Romagna region of the dairy produce sector and the clusters in question will have to assess their feasibility. In the workshop, the first results obtained from the 30 companies to test the feasibility of measures aimed at preventing or recovering waste from packaging or similar materials. The meeting is chaired by Maurizio Notarfonso of Federalimentare Servizi and Daniela Sani of ART-ER.

On Wednesday 6th, at 10:00 am in Ravezzi Room 2, the program features From the commodities to the specialties: the crops in the era of climate change and the challenges for a circular, productive, sustainable, precise bioeconomy aimed at delivering high quality food and nutraceutical products, organized by the Ecomondo Technical Scientific Committee, Federazione Italiana Industria Alimentare e Bevande (Federalimentare), Confederazione Generale dell´Agricoltura Italiana (Confagricoltura), Cluster Agrifood CL.A.N.
In Italy, crops cover approximately seven million hectares, over 50% of the country´s 12.6 million hectares. They are therefore a very important element for managing the land and the agri-ecosystem. From the point of view of the market, these products are put on the international markets of ´undifferentiated commodities´ traded on a large scale. These markets often do not reward product qualification.
The recent trajectories of the bioeconomy, the circular economy and in general of the search for a sustainable intensification of agricultural productions represent a great opportunity for ´large crop´ products that, from cereals through proteoleagins to legumes, can become ´specialties´ with features in line with the needs (even new) of consumers and of the market of high quality food products which would also be able to respond to the new needs of wellness and health. The event will be chaired by Donato Rotundo of Confagricoltura, Maurizio Notarfonso of Federalimentare and Massimo Iannetta of ENEA

European research and innovation for the implementation of circular economy and bioeconomy is the title of the beacon event organized in collaboration with the OCSE and the European Commission, on Friday 8th November (at 10:00 am) and at which participations will include OCSE representative James Philps and the members of the Ecomondo Scientific Committee Francesco Fatone (Marches Polytechnic) and Mauro Majone (La Sapienza University).

It is estimated that the bioeconomy generates a production value of 330 billion euros, over 10% of the GDP, with a workforce of two million. The bioeconomy, compared to business activities, rose from 8.8% in 2017 to 10.1% in 2018. (Source: Intesa San Paolo . Assobiotec)

 

Source: https://en.ecomondo.com/media-room/press-releases?ext_url=/base/press_area/news_dettaglio.asp&codice=8871&Tipo=C&Pagina=%3Fext%5Furl%3D%2Fbase%2Fpress%5Farea%2Fnews%5Felenco%2Easp

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2019-11-05
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2019-11-08
KETBIO WEBINAR: New Biological Tools presented by CHASSY and METAFLUIDICS

KETBIO WEBINAR: New Biological Tools presented by CHASSY and METAFLUIDICS

New Biological Tools for Increasing Efficiency and Sustainability in Manufacturing Processes

Tuesday, 13 November 2019 10:00 am CET

In our 7th KETBIO webinar, experts from the H2020 Industrial Biotechnology Projects CHASSY and METAFLUIDICS will present a number of industry applicable biological tools and technological know-how. The focus of CHASSY is on utilising yeast as cell factories for production of high value compounds which have applications in the cosmetic, nutraceutical and white biotechnology sectors. METAFLUIDICS is focused on cost-effective functional metagenomic screening to find novel and improved enzymes from the environment using microfluidic ultra-high-throughput technologies. Applications range from green bioenergy conversion to bioremediation and food chemistry. During the webinar, you will learn about new tools that have emerged from these projects and the benefits they can offer to industry for increasing both efficiency and sustainability in manufacturing processes.

https://www.ketbio.eu/resource?id=6318&app=info

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2019-11-13
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2019-11-13
KETBIO ROADSHOW at ESIB / Graz, Austria

KETBIO ROADSHOW at ESIB / Graz, Austria

Meet KETBIO, the leading project for biotech transfer at  #esib 2019, European Summit of Industrial Biotechnologies. “Next Generation Bioproduction” is the title of this year esib-networking congress in Graz/Austria. KETBIO is there with a partnering session (18 November) and a workshop including exciting project presentations ( 19 November).See KETBIO`s full programm:  https://ketbio.eu/collaboration?id=6214&app=info

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2019-11-18
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2019-11-19
PUBLIC CONSULTATION – European Partnership for a circular bio-based Europe (Horizon Europe programme)

PUBLIC CONSULTATION – European Partnership for a circular bio-based Europe (Horizon Europe programme)

About this consultation

Feedback period
11 September 2019 – 6 November 2019 (midnight Brussels time)
Topic
Research and innovation

Target audience

In line with the Better Regulation Guidelines, the EC wishes to consult stakeholders as widely as possible. Therefore, the consultation strategy aims at involving a broad set of stakeholders that includes national authorities, the EU research community, industry, EU institutions and bodies, foundations, and others. More specifically, targeted stakeholders include present and past beneficiaries of Framework Programme funding, EU Member States, associations and umbrella organisations, industrial, academic and other partner organisations, but inputs from other stakeholders as well as citizens are also welcome.

Why we are consulting

The objective of this public consultation is to seek the views of EU Research and Innovation (R&I) stakeholders and citizens on the 12 proposed Institutionalised European Partnerships under the future Horizon Europe Research and Innovation programme (2021-2027). In particular, the consultation focuses on the overall need for and the planned focus of these potential European Partnerships. Alongside individual research and innovation projects and missions, Horizon Europe will support European Partnerships to address common priorities jointly with Member States, the private sector, foundations and other stakeholders. The feedback gathered from this public consultation will provide crucial input for the impact assessment work for these candidate partnerships.

Responding to the questionnaire

You can contribute to this consultation by filling in the online questionnaire. If you are unable to use the online questionnaire, please contact us using the email address below.

Questionnaires are available in some or all official EU languages. You can submit your responses in any official EU language.

For reasons of transparency, organisations and businesses taking part in public consultations are asked to register in the EU’s Transparency Register.

Respond to the questionnaire

Personal data and privacy statement

The European Union is committed to user privacy. When carrying out public consultations we adhere to the policy on ‘protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions’, based on Regulation 45/2001 on processing of personal data by the EU institutions.

Further information on the protection of your personal data

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2019-09-11
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2019-11-06
NEW BBI JU SYNERGY LABEL RECOGNISES THE VALUE OF HIGH-QUALITY PROPOSALS

NEW BBI JU SYNERGY LABEL RECOGNISES THE VALUE OF HIGH-QUALITY PROPOSALS

BBI JU launched today the BBI JU Synergy Label, a new pilot initiative aiming to recognise the value and excellence of Demonstration Action and Flagship proposals submitted to the BBI JU Call for proposals that scored above the quality threshold but did not receive funding due to budget limits.

The twelve awarded proposals – namely SUPROV, NUTRIBANK, BIOBESTcide, ALINA, D-rAinBOW, HEALTHnALGAE, STARSHIP, Nut-WAVE, BIO-Prosseed, ProtiFinery, Bio-Beetchem and TAN-UP – received their certification during a dedicated session held in the context of the Research & Innovation Days (R&I Days) event organised by the European Commission in Brussels.

The BBI JU Synergy Label is awarded to BBI JU proposals that were deemed to be of high quality but did not receive funding due to budget limits. This certificate should enhance the recognition of the organisations participating in the proposals and facilitate the search by the consortia for alternative source of funding provided by EU organisations, EU Member States and regions or other possible funding organisations. The first BBI Synergy Label awardees are all the Demonstration Action and Flagship proposals included in the reserve list of BBI JU Call 2018.

In order to ensure that the recognition of the proposals awarded with the BBI Synergy Label is fully maximised, BBI JU aims at working with different funding organisations. The first example of this effort was showcased today during the dedicated R&I Days session, where BBI JU and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim of maximising the opportunities of taking up investments in the bioeconomy sector. The MoU will apply in those economies where both organisations have a legal mandate to operate.

In the framework of this joint collaboration, the EBRD will be able to review those proposals that meet the screening requirements but do not get access to BBI JU funding, in order to assess the feasibility of their development in conjunction with EBRD financing. Furthermore, on a proposal-by-proposal basis and provided that certain requirements are met, the EBRD will analyse the possibility of proposals to access specific EBRD programmes such as those supporting small and medium businesses and/or higher-risk investments. Additionally, as EBRD has a strong focus on several EU-13 countries, this represents a strategic opportunity to ensure that investments in those countries are taken up more quickly.

 

Original link: https://www.bbi-europe.eu/news/new-bbi-ju-synergy-label-recognises-value-high-quality-proposals

Developing a pyrolysis-based biorefinery (webinar)

Developing a pyrolysis-based biorefinery (webinar)

Novel technologies are under development in Europe to transform biomass – a valuable and sustainable feedstock – into high added-value chemicals, materials and energy to replace raw materials derived from crude oil.

One very promising technology is fast pyrolysis. This process is earning growing interest because it can convert a wide range of difficult-to-handle biomass into a clean and uniform bio-oil, which is easy to store and use for bioenergy or biobased products. Importantly, the process can unlock complex lignocellulosic biomass, keeping the key chemical functionalities in separate, depolymerised fractions.

This webinar will go through all you need to know about pyrolysis, from state-of-the-art techniques to the current status of commercial plants in Europe, with four major experts in this field.

 

SPEAKERS

Frederik Ronsse, Ghent University

Gerhard Muggen, BTG-BTL Biomass-to-liquid

Paul de Wild, TNO

Hans Heeres, BTG Biomass Technology Group

Moderator: Valeria Mazzagatti, Greenovate! Europe

 

THE BIO4PRODUCTS PROJECT

This webinar is being organised by Greenovate! Europe as part of the Bio4Products project, which is testing the feasibility of a fast pyrolysis-based biorefinery concept. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 723070.

The webinar is the second in a series called ‘From biomass to bio-based products’. Subsequent webinars will focus on: Making products out of lignin and sugars (January), Ensuring sustainability (March). You can re-watch the first webinar on ‘Choosing the right feedstock strategy’ here: https://youtu.be/39P7Sb3IkHg

 

Please register HERE

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2019-11-14
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2019-11-14
Cluster SPRING Annual Networking Event

Cluster SPRING Annual Networking Event

Monday, 28 October 2019, 10.00 am – Rome

The networking event will provide an overview of current events in the sector and a dialogue between protagonists of Italian and Swiss entrepreneurship.

There will be space for the presentation of all realities of the clusters interested in presenting their activity and for one-to-one meetings between members and others bioeconomy stakeholder.

Following the draft agenda (ITA):

09:30 Registrazione
10:00 Apertura con presentazione della giornata
10:20 Saluti dell’Ambasciatrice di Svizzera in Italia, Rita Adam
10:35 La Bioeconomia in Italia / Giulia Gregori Cluster SPRING
10:55 La Green scienza applicata in Svizzera / Fabian Fischer, HE-SO Valais
– Pausa caffè –
11:25 Panoramica sui progetti CLARIANT / Michael Tesch, Country Head Italia
11:40 Presentazione dei soci SPRING
Apertura di Regione Lazio
– Networking lunch –
14.45 Fine lavori

RSVP: comunicazione@clusterspring.it
Luogo: Ambasciata di Svizzera, Via B. Oriani 61, Roma

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2019-10-28
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2019-10-28
BIOVOICES, Biobridges, STAR Pro-Bio and LIFT projects at Maker Faire Rome with the BIOECONOMY Village 2019

BIOVOICES, Biobridges, STAR Pro-Bio and LIFT projects at Maker Faire Rome with the BIOECONOMY Village 2019

Also this year in the context of the Maker Faire the BIOECONOMY VILLAGEpromoted by the European Commission and BBI JU projects BIOVOICESSTAR-ProBio, Biobridges and LIFT in collaboration with Maker Faire Rome, will be present in the Circular Eni pavilion (promo video in italian here), dedicated to sustainability, circular economy and bioeconomy at the pavilion 3 stand B 16.The BIOECONOMY Village is an event format already successfully tested in the context of the Maker Faire Rome 2017 and 2018 fair. The 2019 edition will be based on the successful BIOECONOMY Village format, aimed at raising public awareness, improving knowledge on products of renewable origin and promoting the applications and benefits of the Bioeconomy, circular economy and sustainability, encouraging dialogue , discussion and sharing between the general public and representatives of universities, research centers, projects, companies, associations and start-ups.

Through the display of products, examples, thematic workshops and practical demonstrations, visitors are shown, in a clear and engaging way, how the bioeconomy is increasingly part of our daily life and how consumers’ conscious choices can have a positive impact on the environment, society and the economy.

The objective of the BIOECONOMY Village is also to strengthen the dialogue between those who make sustainable development and the bioeconomy a concrete commitment, consolidating existing collaborations and involving new players in the implementation of the initiative.

To conclude the three days dedicated to the bioeconomy, Sunday 20 October from 6.00 pm to 6.30 pm Susanna Albertini will conduct a talk entitled “Discovering the bioeconomy” in the Circular Eni pavilion.

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2019-10-18
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2019-10-20
Supporting rural business success across Europe

Supporting rural business success across Europe

In rural areas, new business models are emerging to help address social and environmental challenges. For these initiatives to spread throughout Europe, the recipe for their success needs to be analysed and shared across countries. This is the role of the European project RUBIZMO, funded to identify the vital ingredients for developing rural entrepreneurship through the replication of successful business ideas.

On 24 October 2019, the RUBIZMO partnership will present its first tools and findings at the conference ‘Supporting rural business success across Europe’, which will be hosted at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels.

This event will be the chance for policy-makers, industry representatives, networks, civil society groups and all interested stakeholders to discuss recommendations to foster the large-scale deployment of innovative business models that can support sustainable growth and job creation in European rural areas. Along with the vision for the present and future rural development policy framework, the conference will explore current opportunities to develop supportive rural business environments and make collaboration the key to success for rural entrepreneurship.

As part of the conference, a dedicated Rural Business Innovation Awards and Exhibition will showcase and reward the most inspiring rural business initiatives identified by the RUBIZMO consortium in three fast-growing sectors: food, bio-based value chains, and ecosystem services. The vote is open to the public, and will close on 22 October at midnight. Winners in each category will be announced at the conference.  Have a look at the nominees and tell us which initiative you find the most inspiring for European rural areas !

Join the movement to shape the future of modern rural development and vote for your favourite rural business initiative!

Discover the agenda and register to join us in Brussels

 

Participation in the event is free of charge, however, please note that registration is required. Click on the following link to register. For your information, an ID card or a passport will be required to enter the building.

CONTACT

Bénédicte Julliard, Project Manager, Greenovate! Europe

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2019-10-24
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2019-10-24