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BERST series of posters on project outcomes

BERST series of posters on project outcomes

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.

Major project findings are summarised in a series of posters, presented at the BERST final conference, that describe the various BERST outcomes: 

  • Conceptual framework;
  • Criteria and indicators describing (the readiness of) the regional bioeconomy;
  • Catalogue of Instruments & Measures to encourage regional bioeconomy development;
  • Activities targeting the development of a network of bio-regions;
  • Regional bioeconomy cluster profiles in seven regions across Europe, describing: their current state, regional structure/readiness, barriers as well as recommendations for bioeconomy cluster development; and
  • Guidelines for further research on bioeconomy clusters in EU regions.
BioCannDo Factsheet: Seven things to know about bioeconomy

BioCannDo Factsheet: Seven things to know about bioeconomy

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 multi-stakeholder proven key messages for communicating functionality and sustainability aspects of bio-based products with the general public. A dedicated factsheet and additional communication materials are available for each of three product groups: household cleaning products, insulation materials, food packaging). A fourth factsheet describes key messages on the bioeconomy in general.

BioCannDo Factsheet: Bio-based household cleaning products

BioCannDo Factsheet: Bio-based household cleaning products

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 multi-stakeholder proven key messages for communicating functionality and sustainability aspects of bio-based products with the general public. A dedicated factsheet and additional communication materials are available for each of three product groups: household cleaning products, insulation materials, food packaging). A fourth factsheet describes key messages on the bioeconomy in general.

BioCannDo Factsheet: Bio-based insulation materials

BioCannDo Factsheet: Bio-based insulation materials

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 multi-stakeholder proven key messages for communicating functionality and sustainability aspects of bio-based products with the general public. A dedicated factsheet and additional communication materials are available for each of three product groups: household cleaning products, insulation materials, food packaging). A fourth factsheet describes key messages on the bioeconomy in general.

BioCannDo Factsheet: Bio-based Food Packaging

BioCannDo Factsheet: Bio-based Food Packaging

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 multi-stakeholder proven key messages for communicating functionality and sustainability aspects of bio-based products with the general public. A dedicated factsheet and additional communication materials are available for each of three product groups: household cleaning products, insulation materials, food packaging). A fourth factsheet describes key messages on the bioeconomy in general.

Power4Bio – Recommendations for the use of existing tools when developing bioeconomy strategies

Power4Bio – Recommendations for the use of existing tools when developing bioeconomy strategies

Power4Bio aims at empowering regional stakeholders to boost the transition towards bioeconomy regions in Europe by providing them with the necessary tools, instruments and guidance to develop and implement sound sustainable bioeconomy strategies.

ThePower4Bio report Recommendations for the use of existing tools when developing bioeconomy strategies presents (in fact sheets) an inventory of most interesting tools for supporting the analysis of the different aspects of a regional bioeconomy. The tool evaluation focussed on the content (data) and the user interaction aspects. The report makes recommendations on further use of the tools by the regional stakeholders involved in the project.

A gross list of 26 tools were reviewed in a quick evaluation. For 10 tools fact sheets were developed that are meant to support users to guide them towards the right tools for their information needs and to facilitate the use of the tools. Another 10 tools were selected to further inspire the design of the Bioregional Strategy Accelerator Toolkit (BSAT).

 

InnProBio series of factsheets about Bioeconomy (Dutch version)

InnProBio series of factsheets about Bioeconomy (Dutch version)

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 fact sheets, state-of-the-art reports, a product database, guidance materials, and recommendations on the public procurement of bio-based products and services.

Among others, a series of fact sheets were published, covering: 

  • #1: What are bio-based products?
  • #2: Sustainability of bio-based products
  • #3: Biodegradability – Exposing some of the myths and facts
  • #4: Bio-based products and services in the circular economy
  • #5: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Costing (LCC)

For the European Bioeconomy Library these 5 fact sheets have been integrated into a single document (in English).