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CELEBio side-event @ e-EUBCE 2020

CELEBio side-event @ e-EUBCE 2020

CELEBio is organizing a side-event in the framework of e-EUBCE 2020 to present quantitative assessments and outlook on Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia.

If you are attending e-EUBCE you can join us on 9 July 2020, starting at 14:00.

If you do not have a registration, you can visit our virtual booth to chat with us or download materials. The recording of the conference will be available as well. The virtual booth will remain online until September 2020!

Should you need more info, contact us through CELEBio Facebook pages or www.celebio.eu.

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2020-07-09
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2020-07-09
New BBI JU project: Glaukos, the innovative bio-based response to ocean plastic pollution

New BBI JU project: Glaukos, the innovative bio-based response to ocean plastic pollution

The European Commission and the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking invest 4,1 M€ in a project to drastically diminish ocean plastic pollution. Glaukos a four-year European project that will develop biodegradable and biorecyclable textile fibres and coatings to be used in fishing gear and clothing, kicked off this month. This European research project brings together a prestigious partnership of 14 partners from 9 European countries and is financed with over 4.1 million euro from the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), a public-private partnership between the European Commission (Horizon 2020 programme) and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC).Abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) accounts for about 27% of all marine litter found in European oceans, the equivalent of 11.000 tons ALDFG entering the marine environment each year. Evidence has been mounting that the synthetic fibres which make up much of our clothing and fishing gear, are also a major source of textile-related microplastic pollution in marine environments. Clothes simply wear off during use and in particular during washing. It was found that in a typical wash, up to 700.000 microparticles can be released. Glaukos aims to develop innovative textile fibres and textile coatings that are adapted to the 21st century needs: they reconcile excellent technical performance with a low environmental impact. The focus of the project lies exactly on the two abovementioned ocean polluters: fishing gear and clothing.

The Glaukos project will redesign the complete life cycle of these textiles. As key concept in polymer design to mitigate pollution caused by fibre fragments, the project will build upon triggerable biodegradability to increase the degradation rate of the (micro)plastics. from Glaukos materials compared to conventional (micro)plastics. In parallel, a bio-recycling process will be developed to incentivise collection of the textiles at the end of their life, thereby further reducing pollution. In addition, the supply chain distance will be substantially reduced by scaling up a disruptive fermentation process for value-adding polymer building blocks from several European bio-based feedstocks. This will increase the biobased content of the Glaukos textile products. Glaukos will also develop eco-friendly fishing gear coatings withincreased biobased content and reconcile the product characteristics described above with technical performance and durability, to ensure the effective and long-term use of textile products such as fishing gear and clothing and to significantly reduce their carbon and plastic footprint.

Stakeholder Labs will be set up to involve end-users as well as brands from the clothing and fishing gear industry and consumer awareness will be raised via e.g. influencer marketing. New Life Cycle Assessment methods will be developed to better assess the plastic footprint of textile value chains. Finally, integrated methods to assess the biodegradability and ecotoxicity of microplastics in marine environments will be developed and their standardization initiated.

Zsófia Kádár, Glaukos Project Coordinator says: “We are looking forward to tackling one of the biggest problems our society is facing with ocean pollution. According to the latest studies marine microplastic concentration have been vastly underestimated. Plastic leakage can only be truly mitigated if polymers are developed that are prone to recycling and biodegrade rapidly and completely.Glaukos’ ambition is to pave the way for this transition. We have all the partners
to succeed.”

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2020-06-26
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2020-07-30
Agroinlog final e-Conference – “Promoting the development of bioeconomy in rural areas”

Agroinlog final e-Conference – “Promoting the development of bioeconomy in rural areas”

The H2020-funded AGROinLOG Project, about the valorization of agricultural residues in three European agro-industries to produce biocommodities for new markets, would like to promote and invite interested parties to participate in its final e-conference that will take place next Tuesday 30th of June 2020 from 11:00 to 14:00 CET under the title “Promoting the development of bioeconomy in rural areas”.

The project will finalize next month having assessed the viability of implementing the ‘Integrated Biomass Logistics Centers’ business model in agro-industries from different sectors.
Moreover, speakers from MAGIG and AgroBioHeat EU projects will participate in order to share their experiences developing and promoting biobased and energy chains in different European areas.

This conference is an opportunity to learn first-hand from the experience of these projects and discuss the use of biomass residues and waste in value chains of different agricultural sectors, and thus, about the adoption of the bioeconomy in the agri-food sector.
The event is designed especially for biomass producers, boiler manufacturers, pellet producers, researchers, technicians, policy actors, municipalities, agroindustries, extension services, agrarian associations, farmers, etc.

There is a REGISTRATION FORM at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSedXTc3yOIKCU6AS5buXj3B4ZTwlw-RkoQNUc0EQaXkcMbiHA/viewform (which is required for participation).

Tina Papasideri
INASO-PASEGES
Athens-Greece

-Papasideri ( papasideri@paseges.gr )

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2020-06-30
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2020-06-30
1st Webinar on Sustainability | Making the Transition to a Circular Bioeconomy Sustainable and Inclusive

1st Webinar on Sustainability | Making the Transition to a Circular Bioeconomy Sustainable and Inclusive

Among the 114 definitions of the circular economy proposed (Kirchherr, Reike and Hekkert, 2017), it can be stated that the circular economy—defined “as a regenerative system in which resource input and waste, emission, and energy leakage are minimised by slowing, closing, and narrowing material and energy loops” (Geissdoerferp et al. 2017, p. 759)—has been enriched by the contribution of the bioeconomy sector, given that a sustainable bioeconomy represents the renewable “segment” of the circular economy (EC 2018).

But how circular is the bioeconomy? And how pervasive it is among small and medium firms? What are the challenges and opportunities associated with a transition to a circular bioeconomy in the post COVID-19 era?

These and more will be discussed during the webinar.

Chair: Prof. Dr. Piergiuseppe Morone

Date: 29 June 2020

Time: 11:00am (CEST) | 5:00am (EDT) | 5:00pm (CST)

Webinar ID: 827 4661 3931

Webinar Secretariat: sustainability.webinar@mdpi.com

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2020-06-29
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2020-06-29
KETBIO WEBINAR on Project Financing – Funding vs. Investment ? Tips and Recommendations for startups, SME and projects

KETBIO WEBINAR on Project Financing – Funding vs. Investment ? Tips and Recommendations for startups, SME and projects

Next KETBIO _biotech transfer webinar on 26 June, 1pm (CET):  

Finance your #biotech project: Funding vs. investment ?

Dr Emma Faldon, from the Knowledge Transfer Networkl KTN @KTNUK is presenting tips and recommendations for projects, startups & SMEs whether they should go for funding or for investment. 

Register  now: bit.ly/3dp59eQ

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2020-06-26
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2020-06-26
POWER4BIO webinar series: Biochemicals. Supporting policies for bioeconomy – focus on biochemicals

POWER4BIO webinar series: Biochemicals. Supporting policies for bioeconomy – focus on biochemicals

Training Webinar 5: Supporting policies for bioeconomy – focus on biochemicals
Tuesday, July 14; 10:30 – 11:30 CEST

POWER4BIO is organising a training webinar series about biochemicals. In five thematic training webinars, experts from the POWER4BIO consortium, related bioeconomy projects, companies from the biochemical sector, research institutes and international agencies will give insights about the current status of biochemicals at EU level, innovative practices and keys for successful business cases, value chains, sustainability, funding opportunities and supporting policies. All webinars are free of charge and open to everyone.

In the fifth and last training webinar of the POWER4BIO webinar series, we will tackle the needs, limitations and opportunities of policy instruments for the biochemicals sector. We will take a closer look to policy instruments that facilitate and set requirements to the development of potential value chains. We will also present results and good policy examples from task 4.2 of the POWER4BIO project: public policies and regulation to support bio-based business models at regional level.

Speaker:
• Dr. Berien Elbersen: Wageningen Food & Biobased Research (40 min; 15 min Q&A)

For more information, please visit our news entry about the webinar series.

You can register for the training webinar under the following link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfURhyXeIhFxaV9HfC2yNniYWEK0X9ySDdN3URPzY0bzRr5SA/viewform

If any questions remain, please feel free to contact Ms. Laura García: laura.garcia@dbfz.de

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2020-07-14
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2020-07-14
POWER4BIO webinar series: Biochemicals. How to finance bio-based chemicals and its value chains using European Structural and Investment Funds.

POWER4BIO webinar series: Biochemicals. How to finance bio-based chemicals and its value chains using European Structural and Investment Funds.

Training Webinar 4: How to finance bio-based chemicals and its value chains using European Structural and Investment Funds
Tuesday, July 14; 9:00 – 10:30 CEST

POWER4BIO is organising a training webinar series about biochemicals. In five thematic training webinars, experts from the POWER4BIO consortium, related bioeconomy projects, companies from the biochemical sector, research institutes and international agencies will give insights about the current status of biochemicals at EU level, innovative practices and keys for successful business cases, value chains, sustainability, funding opportunities and supporting policies. All webinars are free of charge and open to everyone.

In the fourth POWER4BIO training webinar about biochemicals, we will envisage the design and access to funding schemes to set up financial products for bio-based chemicals enterprises. We will also take practical aspects to implement financial Instruments into account. We will reveal our lessons learned in the fields of loan, guarantee and equity instruments and presentation of relevant best practices.

Speakers:
• Introduction: Dr. Nora Szarka – DBFZ (5 min)
• Ms. Francesca Natali: META Group (50 min; 30 min Q&A)

For more information, please visit our news entry about the webinar series.

You can register for the training webinar under the following link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfURhyXeIhFxaV9HfC2yNniYWEK0X9ySDdN3URPzY0bzRr5SA/viewform

If any questions remain, please feel free to contact Ms. Laura García: laura.garcia@dbfz.de

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2020-07-14
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2020-07-14
POWER4BIO webinar series: Biochemicals. Sustainability in biochemical production

POWER4BIO webinar series: Biochemicals. Sustainability in biochemical production

Training Webinar 3: Sustainability in biochemical production
Tuesday, July 7; 10:30 am – 11:30 CEST

POWER4BIO is organising a training webinar series about biochemicals. In five thematic training webinars, experts from the POWER4BIO consortium, related bioeconomy projects, companies from the biochemical sector, research institutes and international agencies will give insights about the current status of biochemicals at EU level, innovative practices and keys for successful business cases, value chains, sustainability, funding opportunities and supporting policies. All webinars are free of charge and open to everyone.

In the third POWER4BIO training webinar, we will give insights into integrated sustainability assessment of a regional bioeconomy network. We will also present indicators that enable monitoring and evaluation of the sustainability of bioeconomy.

Speakers:
• Dr. Alberto Bezama: Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung – UFZ (20 min; 10 min Q&A)
• Dr. Almona Tani: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – FAO, Climate Change Division (20 min; 10 min Q&A)

For more information, please visit our news entry about the webinar series.

You can register for the training webinar under the following link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfURhyXeIhFxaV9HfC2yNniYWEK0X9ySDdN3URPzY0bzRr5SA/viewform

If any questions remain, please feel free to contact Ms. Laura García: laura.garcia@dbfz.de

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2020-07-07
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2020-07-07
POWER4BIO webinar series: Biochemicals. Innovative practices and keys for successful business cases

POWER4BIO webinar series: Biochemicals. Innovative practices and keys for successful business cases

Training Webinar 2: Innovative practices and keys for successful business cases
Tuesday, July 7; 9:00 am – 10:30 CEST

POWER4BIO is organising a training webinar series about biochemicals. In five thematic training webinars, experts from the POWER4BIO consortium, related bioeconomy projects, companies from the biochemical sector, research institutes and international agencies will give insights about the current status of biochemicals at EU level, innovative practices and keys for successful business cases, value chains, sustainability, funding opportunities and supporting policies. All webinars are free of charge and open to everyone.

In the second POWER4BIO training webinar about biochemicals, we will introduce good examples from biochemicals start-ups, medium and large companies. Based on the presented good practice examples, we will highlight key activities, the flexibility of their business cases, innovative cooperations and other practices to make business case viable.

Speakers:
• Introduction: Dr. Nora Szarka – DBFZ (5 min)
• Biofabrik Technologies GmbH: Mr. Oliver Riedel (CEO) (20 min; 10 min Q&A)
• Biorefineries area exemplary R&D projects: Mr. Arne Gröngröft – DBFZ (20 min; 10 min Q&A)
• Foundry Alfe Chem, Italy: Mr. Gianni Rizzuto (CEO) (20 min; 10 min Q&A)

For more information, please visit our news entry about the webinar series.

You can register for the training webinar under the following link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfURhyXeIhFxaV9HfC2yNniYWEK0X9ySDdN3URPzY0bzRr5SA/viewform

If any questions remain, please feel free to contact Ms. Laura García: laura.garcia@dbfz.de

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2020-07-07
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2020-07-07
POWER4BIO webinar series: biochemicals. Biochemicals: status-quo at EU level and roadmap

POWER4BIO webinar series: biochemicals. Biochemicals: status-quo at EU level and roadmap

Training Webinar 1: Biochemicals: status-quo at EU level and roadmap
Tuesday, June 30; 9:00 am – 10:30 CEST

In this first POWER4BIO training webinar about biochemicals, we will provide an overview of the development of biochemicals in Europe and outline keys aspects to increase their share on the chemicals market. Between 2017-2019, a roadmap has been developed to guide the chemical industry how to increase the share of bio-based or renewable feedstock for organic chemicals up to 25% in 2030. We will present the development, scope and results of the roadmap and discuss the short, medium and long-term strategic actions for bio-based cosmetics, paints and agrochemicals and the role of the key actors influencing their development.

Speakers:
• Welcome: Ms. Laura García and Dr. Nora Szarka – DBFZ (10 min)
• RoadtoBio: Dr.-Ing. Lea König – DECHEMA e.V. and Ms. Yamini Panchaksharam – E4tech (UK) (30 min; 10 min Q&A)
• Ms. Ilaria Re: EU Project Office Director from Consorzio Italbiotec (30 min; 10 min Q&A)

For more information, please visit our news entry about the webinar series.

You can register for the training webinar under the following link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfURhyXeIhFxaV9HfC2yNniYWEK0X9ySDdN3URPzY0bzRr5SA/viewform

If any questions remain, please feel free to contact Ms. Laura García: laura.garcia@dbfz.de

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2020-06-30
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2020-06-30