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S2Biom Database of biomass conversion technologies

S2Biom Database of biomass conversion technologies

The S2Biom project supported the sustainable delivery of non-food biomass feedstock at local, regional and pan European level through developing harmonised data sets, strategies, and roadmaps at local, regional, national and pan European level for EU28, Western Balkans, Ukraine, Moldova and Turkey. The project improved scientific evidence on the availability, cost supply, technologies and framework conditions (policy, financing, sustainability) for lignocellulosic non-food biomass by 2030.

This report describes the S2Biom database on biomass conversion technologies, describing technologies in the following main categories:

  • Direct combustion
  • Gasification (and the syngas platform)
  • Fast Pyrolysis
  • Torrefaction
  • Techniques from the pulp and paper industry
  • Biochemical conversion technologies
S2Biom Database on lignocellulosic biomass characteristics

S2Biom Database on lignocellulosic biomass characteristics

The S2Biom project supported the sustainable delivery of non-food biomass feedstock at local, regional and pan European level through developing harmonised data sets, strategies, and roadmaps at local, regional, national and pan European level for EU28, Western Balkans, Ukraine, Moldova and Turkey. The project improved scientific evidence on the availability, cost supply, technologies and framework conditions (policy, financing, sustainability) for lignocellulosic non-food biomass by 2030.

A database for standardized biomass characterization was developed and populated for all lignocellulosic biomass types covered in the S2Biom project. This database was intended to be used to determine, if certain biomass types can be used as feedstocks for specific conversion technologies.

The biomass characteristics and the conversion technology requirement characteristics were combined to develop the biomass matching tool Bio2Match.

 

 

 

S2Biom Integrated tool set on lignocellulosic non-food biomass

S2Biom Integrated tool set on lignocellulosic non-food biomass

The S2Biom project supported the sustainable delivery of non-food biomass feedstock at local, regional and pan European level through developing harmonised data sets, strategies, and roadmaps at local, regional, national and pan European level for EU28, Western Balkans, Ukraine, Moldova and Turkey. The project improved scientific evidence on the availability, cost supply, technologies and framework conditions (policy, financing, sustainability) for lignocellulosic non-food biomass by 2030.

The S2BIOM toolset serves as repository for all data, tools, documents and reports generated in the project. The S2BIOM tools can be used in various ways:

  • to make sub-selections for data you are interested in; 
  • to design biomass delivery chains and evaluate the performance;
  • to obtain to-the-point information on specific issues of relevance for developing a biomass delivery chains (like key characteristics on logistical components, biomass conversion technologies, matching of biomass types with technologies, biomass potentials, cost and characteristics, biomass markets, sustainability issues, policies and regulations, and national biomass strategies).

Technical characteristics of all toolset components are described here: https://s2biom.wenr.wur.nl/doc/S2Biom_D4_10_technical%20description%20toolset_Ver%202_FINAL.pdf

Detailed guidelines to users of the S2BIOM toolset are presented here: https://s2biom.wenr.wur.nl/doc/S2Biom_D4_11_User%20guide%20toolset_Ver%201_FINAL.pdf

BioCannDo mapping of  bioeconomy educational materials and actors

BioCannDo mapping of bioeconomy educational materials and actors

BioCannDo aimed to increase awareness of bio-based products – products partly or wholly made of biomass –  and informed about potential and long-term benefits of a vibrant bioeconomy sector to the wider public. It also offered a platform for feedback, interaction and engagement in the wider discussion on the value of a bio-based economy.

BioCannDo mapped educational materials originating from four focus countries (Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Belgium) looking into the primary, secondary, vocational and university levels.

 

BioCannDo mapping of  bioeconomy communication actors/initiatives

BioCannDo mapping of bioeconomy communication actors/initiatives

BioCannDo aimed to increase awareness of bio-based products – products partly or wholly made of biomass –  and informed about potential and long-term benefits of a vibrant bioeconomy sector to the wider public. It also offered a platform for feedback, interaction and engagement in the wider discussion on the value of a bio-based economy.

BioCannDo developed and updated a map of bioeconomy communication actors/initiatives, as well as selected materials developed by these actors. These can be accessed at respectively:

BERST dashboard and toolkit for benchmarking and developing regional bioeconomy strategies

BERST dashboard and toolkit for benchmarking and developing regional bioeconomy strategies

The aim of the BERST project was to gain understanding of the possibilities and challenges related to the enhancement of bio-based economies. BERST outcomes are accessible through two catalogues, hosted by VITO and by WUR respectively. The catalogues can be useful for a wide variety of stakeholders, from regional policy makers over local entrepreneurs to profit and non-profit organisations.

The dashboard (catalogue) @ WUR displays a set of indicators helping to assess the future bioeconomy potential of a region. A benchmark option is available to identify a region’s relative position vis-à-vis the country as a whole, applying the following four indicators: Biomass availability and Land use, Demography and Workforce quality, Employment and firms in bioeconomy sectors, and Innovation),

In addition, the dashboard contains:

  • Case studies providing in-depth bioeconomy profiles for five RDI2Club regions
  • A dynamic reporting option for creating regional bioeconomy profile factsheets

Finally, the dashboard gives access to tools developed under the S3 platform project and the BERST project

The (visualisation tool of the) dashboard was initiated  in the BERST project and further developed in the RDI2Club Interreg project.

BERST database of instruments & measures facilitating bioeconomy development in regions

BERST database of instruments & measures facilitating bioeconomy development in regions

The aim of the BERST project was to gain understanding of the possibilities and challenges related to the enhancement of bio-based economies. BERST outcomes are accessible through two catalogues, hosted by VITO and by WUR respectively. The catalogues can be useful for a wide variety of stakeholders, from regional policy makers over local entrepreneurs to profit and non-profit organisations.

 The BERST database (catalogue) @ VITO provides detailed information on instruments and measures facilitating bioeconomy development in regions throughout Europe.  For each instrument & measure information is provided on:

  • A set of descriptive Criteria such as; the targeted region(s), the goal, a short description, contact information, the sector targeted,…
  • To which extent the Instrument & Measures helps realising (one or more of) the objectives relevant for the deployment of a regional bioeconomy.

In addition, the catalogue contains:

  • Case studies providing in-depth regional bioeconomy profiles for seven BERST regions
  • Four good practice examples of regions containing one or more successful bioeconomy clusters. 
CommBeBiz Knowledge Portal

CommBeBiz Knowledge Portal

A one stop shop’ for researchers in the European Bioeconomy community who would like to explore the potential for their research to have an impact beyond the scientific community. The Knowledge Portal is designed to stimulate and facilitate clearer thinking about how to effectively progress the knowledge arising out of publicly funded research in Europe in order to develop the bioeconomy in Europe.

InnProBio Product Database

InnProBio Product Database

Public procurement plays a vital role in Europe’s economic performance. EU public spending on purchasing supplies, works and services amounts to nearly 19% of the EU’s gross domestic product. This tremendous power from the European public sector can be used as a market pull mechanism to help boost the market of bio-based products and their associated services.

By harnessing the potential of public procurement to foster innovation, InnProBio worked with the public sector to develop tools for purchasers, facilitate the creation of buyers groups, and increase awareness and incentives in order to lower the barriers to purchasing innovative bio-based products and services. Thus leading to the opening of new markets of bio-based products in Europe.

InnProBio outcomes include tools & resources, including factsheets, state-of-the-art reports, an online product database, guidance materials, and recommendations on the public procurement of bio-based products and services.

InnProBio’s searchable database covers a range of bio-based products that are already on the market. For each product information such specifications, bio-based content, and sustainability certification is presented. It can be accessed here

GBO: Book of results

GBO: Book of results

The Interreg Vlaanderen-Nederland supported project Grenzeloos Biobased Onderwijs – GBO (Boundless Biobased Education) developed demand-driven bio-based education programmes at secondary, higher and university level and on worked on better training and research facilities for education and business.

But how will the market demand look like, now and in the future? And what competences does the bio-based professional of tomorrow need? Starting from roadmaps for promising sectors such as agriculture and horticulture, non-food, chemistry and biotechnology, (clean) technology and materials and working together with experts and the business community the GBO project looked for answers on these questions.

Key project outcomes are presented in various -closely connected- formats including: 1. the online book of results, 2. the digital platform European Biobased Knowledge Network, 3. a market survey on competencies of young professional who will help shape and develop the future bio-based economy and 4. a survey of training and research facilities and an inventory of existing and needed training and research facilities.

In the online  book of results GBO project activities and results (research findings, course modules, interviews, videos, MOOC’s, and an online platform) are briefly introduced at the (Dutch language) project website : https://resultaten.biobasedonderwijs.eu.  They are presented in three categories: students, teachers and companies.