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CHASSY is a multi-partner European project funded under the NMBP-BIO Program of Horizon 2020. It is coordinated by University College Cork, Ireland and runs for 48 months from December 2016 – November 2020. The aim of CHASSY is to deliver a suite of yeast strains that can serve as versatile platforms for production of high value oleochemicals and aromatic molecules.

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BIOFOREVER (BIO-based products from FORestry via Economically Viable European Routes) will demonstrate the feasibility of the conversion of lignocellulosic feedstocks like wood into chemical building blocks and high added value products. he project runs under the umbrella of the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) which is a public private partnership between the European Union and the Biobased Industry Consortium. 

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The ZELCOR project aims at demonstrating the feasibility of transforming lignocellulose biorefinery recalcitrant side streams into high added-value biobased products, including fine chemicals.

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The main objective of the STAR4BBI project is promoting a level playing field for bio-based products by contributing to the establishment of a coherent, well-coordinated and favourable regulatory / standardization framework for supporting the development of a cutting edge bioeconomy for Europe.
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The 3.8 million project is committed to build new, innovative, cross-border and cross-sectorial value chains in the bio-based economy that have the potential to disrupt existing value chains in the fossil oil based economy. 

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This project is one of the three pillars of the German government’s bioeconomy monitoring. It will establish a methodology that will enable the monitoring to gather data to assess the bioeconomy’s contribution to the overall German economy in terms of employment, value added, innovation and education.
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Led by agro-industrial cooperative Royal Cosun, this 4 year project aims to demonstrate an integrated and cost-effective cascading biorefinery system to refine sugar beet pulp and isolate high value products for detergents, personal care, oil & gas, paints & coatings and composites. 

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This project aims at filling this gap by developing procedural recommendations for the life cycle assessment of bio-based materials and chemicals and the political utilization of these assessments.

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In this project the nova-Institute is responsible for assessing and evaluating the environmental impact of the newly developed processes under application of Life Cycle Assessment.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Grant agreement number: 635340

Contact: Christin Liptow, +49 (0)2233 4814 62, christin.liptow@nova-institut.de

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How much surface area and biomass is available for the production of sustainable biofuels in the future, if the feedstock competition for food, feed, industrial materials and bioenergy pathways are taken into account and, furthermore, new options for emerging technologies (e.g. biorefineries, solar fuels, wind power) and resource efficiency concepts (e.g. recycling, cascading use, electromobility) are considered?

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The cascading use of wood can be viewed as prioritising economically, socially and environmentally higher added-value applications for material use over those having lower added value. The cascading use concept provides an opportunity to improve the resource efficient use of biomass in the EU. 

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Led by Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research, this 4.5-year project aims at reducing the dependence of Europe’s oleochemical industry on imported plant oils by turning camelina and crambe into profitable, sustainable, multipurpose, non-GMO European oil crops.

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InnProBio, the Forum for Bio-Based Innovation in Public Procurement, aims to develop a community of public procurement practitioners interested in innovative bio-based products and services. 

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The goal of the project is to find out which policy measures exist in the focus countries that enable or hinder the application of the cascading use of wood in concrete terms.

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nova-Institute and bioplastics MAGAZINE published the 5th edition of the International Business Directory for Innovative Bio-based Materials, iBIB2014/15, and continue the success story of the state-of-the-art B2B directory: www.bio-based.eu/iBIB.

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IB2Market aims to bring industrial biotechnology from the research lab to the market and to solve the bottle-necks in industrialisation. Specifically, the project targets the development and scale-up of new industrial biotechnology processes that have recently been developed...

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Opening new industrial routes for the production of important chemicals from renewable sources rather than traditional petrochemical sources: this, in summary, is the aim of the BIO-QED project, financed by the European Union as part of the Seventh Framework Programme, involving 10 partners from 6 European countries (Italy, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Croatia and Spain).

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MIRACLES is an industry-driven R&D and innovation project aimed at developing integrated, multiple-product biorefinery technologies for the production of specialties from microalgae for application in food, aquaculture and non-food products.

Contact: Elke Breitmayer, +49 (0)2233 4814 57, elke.breitmayer@nova-institut.de

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The Open-Bio project aims at increasing the uptake speed of standards, labels and harmonized product information lists for bio-based products. It covers research and demonstration on direct and indirect biomass content methods, biodegradability and eco-toxicity tests. Practical solutions for stakeholders, lab and field tests on for instance sampling or capability of being recycled will be studied.

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Biomass is a natural resource of particular importance. To satisfy the needs of the world population, a more efficient and sustainable use of biomass is essential. Many experts agree that raw materials like biomass should be used several times in a cascading sequence of material uses as efficiently as possible. Furthermore, biomass should only be used energetically at the end of the materials life cycle. This principle is defined as cascading use of biomass.

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It is the first time that a study has looked at every kind of bio-based polymer produced by 247 companies at 363 locations around the world and it examines in detail 114 companies in 135 locations.


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FIBRA network is to link the research and development activities for fibre crop innovations carried out by universities and institutions in both the EU and China.

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The ambition is to develop an integrated hemp-based biorefinery in which improved feedstock is subject to efficient and modular processing steps to provide fibre, oil, construction materials, fine chemicals and biofuels using all components of the harvested biomass, and generating new opportunities within the developing knowledge based bioeconomy.

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KBBPPS executes pre-standardization research for bio-based products. The goal is to provide the European and global market with horizontal standards on biomass content and biodegradability that have been assessed on a first set of different products, such as solvents, plastics and lubricants.

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The 4-year SPLASH project will develop a new biobased industrial platform using microalgae as a renewable raw material for the sustainable production and recovery of hydrocarbons and (exo)polysaccharides from the species Botryococcus braunii and further conversion to renewable polymers.

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 - Towards Technological Innovation and Solid Foundations for a Growing Industrial Biotech Sector in Europe

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The project “material use of ligno-cellulosic residues from biogas plants for wood-based materials” addresses two important issues: A. The German wood-based panel industry is searching for ligno-cellulosic and alternative raw materials for the production of particleboards and medium-density fibreboards. B. Operators of biogas plants in Germany face the problem of more than 1 mio. t of digestion residues each year, which are mainly used as low-value fertilizer or fuel.

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The project pursues the goal to assess the depletion of fossil resources and the emission of greenhouse gases in the production of bio-polymers. Therefore, life cycle assessments (LCA) for polylactic acid (PLA) and polyhydroxyalcanoates (PHA) are gathered and evaluated by means of meta-analysis.

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BIOFOAMBARK aims at developing the chemistry and technology for preparing fully bio-based insulating foams from wood bark tannins of prevalent European softwoods and from the co-products of biofuels and biorefineries (glycerol, furfuran).

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The research project »MouldPulp« has the aim of the 3-year research project is the development of a processing technology that allows making injection moulded parts out of DuraPulp® but keeping the naturalness material identity.

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The year 2010 has experienced acceleration regarding the raw material shift in the chemical and plastics industry. Clear political requirements towards a bio-based economy have become a world-wide phenomenon, which includes bio-based plastics and composites along with bio-based additives and green chemistry.

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Fibre reinforced polymers find wide commercial application in the aerospace, leisure, automotive, construction and sporting industries. There has been much interest in developing natural fibre reinforced polymers for a sustainable substitution of these synthetic, high-embodied energy materials to commercially exploit past research investment on the world market and for Europe to reap the sustainability benefits.

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The project’s goal is to overcome the most crucial bottle neck in the process chain from domestic natural fibres to natural fibre reinforced plastics: the feed of natural fibres through technically and economically suitable natural fibre pellets into the plastics industry processes.

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In this far-reaching project, the nova-Institut GmbH is taking over the task of the techno-economic evaluation of the whole BIOCORE processes as well as the analysis of feedstock availability and supply management, including sustainability aspects, and the market research for the whole range of BIOCORE products.

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Ziel dieses Projekts ist es, Handlungsempfehlungen für die Durchführung und politische Inwertsetzung von Ökobilanzen für die stoffliche Nutzung von land- und forstwirtschaftlicher Biomasse zu erstellen. Der Fokus liegt hierbei besonders auf den methodischen Herausforderungen, die spezifisch für die Ökobilanzierung der stofflichen Biomassenutzung sind. 

Das Projekt wird durch das Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL) gefördert. 
Förderungskennzeichen: 22007014

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