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BIOPEN perspective studies

BIOPEN perspective studies

BIOPEN aims to support collaboration and knowledge sharing in the bio-based industry and to stimulate the set-up of co-innovation partnerships for the development of new products and markets in the sector by setting up an open innovation platform capable to involve industries, research centres and universities.

The BIOPEN perspective studies is a collection of perspective studies on five bio-based value chains, covering: 1) Novel bio-polymers and oligomers for plastics (PEF, PA12), rubber, adhesives, additives, surfactants and peptides for feed applications, 2) Environmentally friendly coatings and packaging materials for food, beverages and flowers to obtain prolonged preservation and consumer protection, 3) Products and applications based on lignocellulosic feedstock, mainly wood: technical timber products with enhanced construction properties and base chemicals and building blocks for the chemical industry, 4) Drop-in and functionalized bio-aromatics: greening the conventional aromatics market and offering a portfolio of new applications, 5) Micro and macro algae for the production of specialty chemicals and high end value added products for dietary supplements, cosmetics and pharmaceutical applications.

Generic bio-based product/process value chains are conceptualised and the key enablers involved are defined. Each study follows the value chain from feedstock, it comments on the technologies and emphasizes on the market features. The document identifies weak points in the route for realizing these value chains, but also points to the strengths of EU and suggests measures and strategies to expedite the development of bio-based products at commercial scale.

AlpBioEco – Market potential analysis apples

AlpBioEco – Market potential analysis apples

The Interreg Alpine Space project Valorisation of innovative bio-economical potentials along bio-based food & botanical extract value chains in the Alpine Space (in short: AlpBioEco) aims to foster the sustainability of the local economy in the Alpine Space by the valorisation of innovative bioeconomical potentials, focusing on bio-based food and botanical extract value chains. Especially apple pomace, walnut press cakes and herbal extract by-products are valuable leftovers from for new bioeconomic applications. AlpBioEco contributes to the framework conditions for innovation, resulting in eco-innovative business ideas and concepts for small and medium-sized enterprises in the Alpine region.

This AlpBioEco  report gives a complete and detailed market potential analyses of the apples value chain. 

AlpBioEco – Market potential analysis walnut and herbs

AlpBioEco – Market potential analysis walnut and herbs

The Interreg Alpine Space project Valorisation of innovative bio-economical potentials along bio-based food & botanical extract value chains in the Alpine Space (in short: AlpBioEco) aims to foster the sustainability of the local economy in the Alpine Space by the valorisation of innovative bioeconomical potentials, focusing on bio-based food and botanical extract value chains. Especially apple pomace, walnut press cakes and herbal extract by-products are valuable leftovers from for new bioeconomic applications. AlpBioEco contributes to the framework conditions for innovation, resulting in eco-innovative business ideas and concepts for small and medium-sized enterprises in the Alpine region.

This AlpBioEco  report gives a complete and detailed market potential analyses of the walnut and herbs value chains.

 

AlpBioEco – Overview and Replicable Roadmap of apples, walnuts and herbs/hay value chains

AlpBioEco – Overview and Replicable Roadmap of apples, walnuts and herbs/hay value chains

The Interreg Alpine Space project Valorisation of innovative bio-economical potentials along bio-based food & botanical extract value chains in the Alpine Space (in short: AlpBioEco) aims to foster the sustainability of the local economy in the Alpine Space by the valorisation of innovative bioeconomical potentials, focusing on bio-based food and botanical extract value chains.  Especially apple pomace, walnut press cakes and herbal extract by-products are valuable leftovers from for new bioeconomic applications. AlpBioEco contributes to the framework conditions for innovation, resulting in eco-innovative business ideas and concepts for small and medium-sized enterprises in the Alpine region.

The AlpBioEco report Results and Replicable Roadmap gives an initial overview over the examined three value chains of apples, walnuts and herbs/hay. It entails a “replicable” roadmap for the analysis of bio-based value chains that can shall be a standardised guide to analyse value chains with bioeconomic aspects and potentials in regions like the Alpine Space.

BIO-TIC Market roadmap

BIO-TIC Market roadmap

The BIO-TIC project comprehensively examined the innovation hurdles in industrial biotechnology (IB) across Europe and formulated action plans and recommendations to overcome them. The projects is built on three pillars: an online industrial biotech community, an assessment of biomass and sustainability in industrial biotech, and an action plan for industrial biotech in Europe.  As part of the action plan for industrial biotech three roadmaps to overcome barriers were developed: Market roadmap, R&D roadmap and Non-Technological roadmap.

The market roadmap aims to obtain an a comprehensive overview of the market potential for industrial biotechnology, the current and potential future value chain composition and stakeholders, including segmented market opportunity assessment and projections. It provides an overview of the current state of the industrial biotechnology market in the EU and evaluates its growth potential through to 2030. It describes the value chain composition of each of five BIO-TIC product categories (i.e. advanced biofuels (advanced ethanol and bio-based jet fuels), biosurfactants, bioplastics, bio-based chemical building blocks, and the use of IB to convert CO2 into various downstream products). In addition, it outlines their expected market shares in 2030.

Results and Replicable Roadmap AlpBioEco – Analysis of the bio-based value-chains apples, walnuts and herbs

Results and Replicable Roadmap AlpBioEco – Analysis of the bio-based value-chains apples, walnuts and herbs

Bioeconomy means using natural substances for new and alternative products. The most important  oals are to replace fossil resources with renewable materials and to find applications for by-products and waste materials. Synergies of technology, ecology and sustainability are harnessed to create new opportunities and prospects for economic activities. By targeting an economic cycle, the concept of bioeconomy comprises raw material sources of agriculture, forestry, water management and waste (food and feed, materials, energy). The transition from a fossil to a bio-based economy reduces society‘s dependency on fossil fuels and improves sustainability. New business models and cross-industrial innovations are the basis for such transitions. With its raw material sources and diverse economy, the Alpine region has good starting conditions. At this point, the AlpBioEco project comes into place to foster development towards bioeconomy by investigating the valorisation of innovative potentials along bio-based food and botanical extract value chains. In the first work package, AlpBioEco examines the biobased potential of the three value chains apples, walnuts and herbs.

Deliverable D1.2: Mapping of relevant value chains and stakeholders

Deliverable D1.2: Mapping of relevant value chains and stakeholders

This report details the methodology employed in order to identify, select and map exemplary bio-based value chains for further analysis within the STAR-ProBio project.  In order to determine their strengths, weaknesses, costs and benefits, a long-list of bio-based value chains was subjected to a systematic review of their promise with regards to a two-tiered set of criteria.  Tier 1 covered analysis of feedstock variability, multi-regional supply chain, a variety of end-of-life options, gaps in sustainability schemes, EU preference feedstock, multi-sector application and potential for growth, and Tier 2 examined their relevance to target feedstock and technology preferences of EU-based bio-economy initiatives and other relevant sustainability schemes.  The final resulting 4 bio-based values chains were mapped fully at each supply chain stage for visualisation of system dynamics, interconnections, chain actors, employed conversion routes, and existing/potential end-of-life options. These maps are made available in the report.