Tag: bio-based products

BioCannDo: Video clips featuring bio-based products

BioCannDo: Video clips featuring bio-based 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.

Series of eight social media video clips featuring bio-based products answering common consumer questions with a playful tone of voice. 

Products covered include bio-based soap, bio-based straws, bio-based plates, bio-based toy, bio-based home cleaning products, durable bio-based coffee mug, bio-based t-shirt, and bio-based lipstick.

BE-Rural: Concept for a pop-up store with bio-based products and participatory events

BE-Rural: Concept for a pop-up store with bio-based products and participatory events

BE-Rural aims to realise the potential of regional and local bio-based economies by supporting relevant actors in the participatory development of bioeconomy strategies and roadmaps.

This BE-Rural report introduces the concept of bio-based pop-up stores and explains why it is a suitable instrument to inform about the bioeconomy and aspects of the larger sustainability debate.  Bio-based pop-up stores will be organised in each of the BE-Rural target regions (Stara Zagora in Bulgaria, Vidzeme and Kurzeme in Latvia, Strumica in North Macedonia, Szczecin Lagoon and Vistula Lagoon in Poland, and Covasna in Romania).

The report explains how the pop-up store is embedded into the larger BE-Rural project framework and explains how it will contribute to achieving the project objectives. The report provides design visualisation examples and lists potential educational materials (publications, videos, apps, games etc.), which will be made available to guests alongside the exhibits. The report’s annex presents a list of bio-based products that are currently considered to be included in the pop-up stores.

InnProBio Recommendations for decision-makers and standardisation bodies

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.

InnProBio Bio-based procurement tools

InnProBio Bio-based procurement tools

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 webpage presents various bio-based procurement tools, including

  • a series of 4 good practice examples, showing how bio-based procurement was done successfully in practice, can be found here.
  • a roadmap with detailed information on various procurement instruments that can be used for bio-based procurement
  • a selection of text blocks with exemplary technical specifications, for inclusion in public procurement (tender) documents

The same materials are also covered and discussed in InnProBio’s Handbook on Bio-Based Procurement.

    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

    InnProBio Handbook on the public procurement of bio-based products and services (Dutch version)

    InnProBio Handbook on the public procurement of bio-based products and services (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 factsheets, state-of-the-art reports, a product database, guidance materials, and recommendations on the public procurement of bio-based products and services. 

    A shortened version of the information presented online is presented in the Handbook on the Public Procurement of Bio-Based Products and Services. The handbook can be used independently by procurement practitioners and is available in several languages (English, German, Polish and Dutch).

    InnProBio Handbook on the public procurement of bio-based products and services (German version)

    InnProBio Handbook on the public procurement of bio-based products and services (German 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 factsheets, state-of-the-art reports, a product database, guidance materials, and recommendations on the public procurement of bio-based products and services. 

    A shortened version of the information presented online is presented in the Handbook on the Public Procurement of Bio-Based Products and Services. The handbook can be used independently by procurement practitioners and is available in several languages (English, German, Polish and Dutch).

    InnProBio Handbook on the public procurement of bio-based products and services (Polish version)

    InnProBio Handbook on the public procurement of bio-based products and services (Polish 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 factsheets, state-of-the-art reports, a product database, guidance materials, and recommendations on the public procurement of bio-based products and services. 

    A shortened version of the information presented online is presented in the Handbook on the Public Procurement of Bio-Based Products and Services. The handbook can be used independently by procurement practitioners and is available in several languages (English, German, Polish and Dutch).

    InnProBio Handbook on the public procurement of bio-based products and services (English version)

    InnProBio Handbook on the public procurement of bio-based products and services (English 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 factsheets, state-of-the-art reports, a product database, guidance materials, and recommendations on the public procurement of bio-based products and services. 

    A shortened version of the information presented online is presented in the Handbook on the Public Procurement of Bio-Based Products and Services. The handbook can be used independently by procurement practitioners and is available in several languages (English, German, Polish and Dutch).

    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).