Post Term: Recommendation

BioCannDo: Insights and practical tips

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.

The final publication of the BioCannDo project contains practical guidelines and practical tips on communicating about the bioeconomy, presented in the form of 10 insights.


SuperBIO: Building and supporting new bio-based value chains with SMEs Guidance document for application

This document is provided to introduce and provide guidance to organizations considering an application for innovation services funding from the SuperBIO Horizon 2020 project. It should be read in conjunction with the application form. The project runs from 1st of June 2016 until 30th of November 2018. Applications can be submitted until 31st of July 2018.

InnProBio Recommendations for decision-makers and standardisation bodies

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, a product database, guidance materials, and recommendations on the public procurement of bio-based products and services.

This report provides recommendations for decision-makers and standardisation bodies, and describes barriers and meaningful recommendations on how to develop the public procurement of bio-based products and services.

Pilots4U Policy Recommendations to strengthen the European landscape of open-access infrastructure

Pilots4U aimed to set up a network of open access pilot and multipurpose demo-infrastructures for the European bio-economy. Access to such open access infrastructures are the most cost-effective manner to support the deployment of industry-driven innovations in the bio-economy market.

Typically, large-scale innovation infrastructures have very high initial cost and then require further investment and maintenance costs to retain capability. Therefore, supporting innovation policies at a regional, as well as at a European level, is of utmost importance to safeguard the long-term existence of these innovation accelerators, to support the delivery of highly skilled jobs. This report with policy recommendations contains a set of key messages developed by the Pilots4U project with the aim to strengthen the European landscape of open-access infrastructure

BIOREG D2.4 recommendations to industry stakeholders

Deliverable 2.4 Recommendations to industry is a document that brings out relevant lessons regarding technical aspects in order to share them industrials from the regions of Normandie (France), Alentejo and Lisboa (Portugal) and Lubelskie (Poland), yet they can be useful to any European region, especially Eastern European countries.

The recommendations proposed mainly concern the wood waste preparation stage which is crucial in the value chain. Wood waste preparation has been relatively straightforward so far but is changing rapidly with increasing demand for wood waste. In fact, in order to valorize the resource, industrials have to respond to the increasingly strong and different constraints according to buyers (thresholds in pollutants, percentage of fine particles, size of the grinds more or less large, absence of MDF, etc.). To stand out, they develop preparation strategies and techniques to maintain a competitive edge. Thus, for some years, the preparation lines are more and more complex and include increasingly sophisticated equipment (optical sorting, aeraulic sorting, screen “3 fractions”, flip flop screen, suitable mixtures, dust collection, etc.).

Deliverable 2.4 presents recommendations which may be of a rather general nature for industrials who already have extensive knowledge in this field, but may be particularly useful to waste professionals who plan to treat this type of waste, or those in certain regions (recipient regions of Bioreg or Eastern European regions) where there is not yet the knowledge already acquired in the so-called model regions.

BIOREG D2.3 Lessons and recommendations document to regional authorities and policy makers

Deliverable 2.3 Lessons and recommendations document to regional authorities and policy makers provides lessons and recommendations to regional authorities and policy makers in recipient regions based on the success factors identified in model regions. Even if the document targets Normandy, Lisboa/Alentejo and Lubelskie, the lessons and recommendations highlighted can be transferred to any European region. Five main lessons and recommendations have been identified :

  • Structuring the offer of wood waste products: classification ;
  • Increase of the exploitable deposit by enhancing collection and reducing landfill ;
  • Developing sorting of different classes of wood waste ;
  • Promoting the development of material recovery in panels ;
  • Developing and optimizing the energy recovery of waste.

BioSTEP Research Recommendations – Engaging Stakeholders and Citizens in the Bioeconomy

The bioeconomy holds potential solutions to important challenges of the future. The social, economic and environmental impacts associated with its products and processes, however, will require extensive dialogue processes on the future development of the bioeconomy.

BioSTEP aimed to promote a public dialogue on the goals of the Bioeconomy, to increase overall awareness and understanding, as well as consequences and benefits. It applied a three-tier approach to reach all relevant actors in the bioeconomy domain by using tailored communication tools, such as workshops, conferences, exhibitions and public debates on the bioeconomy.

The experience gained and lessons learned from BioSTEP are captured in a series of publications covering research recommendations, policy advice and practioners’ guidelines. Included are BioSTEP research recommendations – Engaging Stakeholders and Citizens in the Bioeconomy.

Circular Economy Action Plan

This document is the Päijät-Häme Bio-based Circular Economy Action Plan for the PäijätHäme region in Finland, set up as a part of the BIOREGIO project. It includes four actions to strengthen the bio-based circular economy in Päijät-Häme. The Regional Council of PäijätHäme will implement and monitor the Action Plan in 2019-2020 through the BIOREGIO project.