The European project BIOTRANSFORM has just started with the participation of CTA (Corporación Tecnológica de Andalucía) and with the aim of providing European policy makers with an adequate assessment and policy development framework, knowledge base and an expert support ecosystem to accelerate the transition from linear fossil-based systems to circular bio-based systems. It is therefore operating at the interface between the circular economy and the bioeconomy transitions.
The project has celebrated its kick-off meeting on October 19 and 20 in Vienna (Austria). During the meeting, all partners presented their responsibilities in the project and shared their ideas and ambitions for a successful implementation to achieve the specific project objectives.
The BIOTRANSFORM project (TRANSFORMATION of the Circular BIOeconomy for the regions by enabling networks of resources and governance) will last thirty months and its line of work will be marked by the Circular Economy and the transition towards the Bioeconomy.
Andalucía is one of the six regions participating in the project as case studies. The other regions are: North Burgenland (Austria), Western Macedonia (Greece), in Finland, the Charles Spa region (Czech Republic) and North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany). In all of them, by applying a multi-stakeholder approach, BIOTRANSFORM will develop and test its framework proposal to establish and deploy bio-based circular systems. These regional case studies represent several important industries and transition scenarios for Europe, such as forestry, agri-food, lake ecosystems, lignite and minerals, and chemicals.
Action roadmaps established in the project will consider the specific regional available resources and infrastructures, conversion pathways, logistics, current policies, strategies and access to finance.
About the project
BIOTRANSFORM has received funding from the Horizon Europe program and includes 10 European entities from Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Finland, Greece, Luxembourg and the Czech Republic. The following entities participate in the BIOTRANSFORM consortium:
- Teknologican Tutkimuskekus VTT OY (VTT)- (Coordinator)
- Alchemia-Nova GMBH (ALCN)
- Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
- Vlaamse Instelling Voor Technologisch Onderzoek N.V. (VITO)
- Corporación Tecnológica de Andalucía (CTA)
- Cluster Viooikonomias Kai Perivallontos Dytikis Makedonias (CLuBE)
- Cluster Industrielle Biotechnologie EV (CLIB)
- Bioeast HUB CR, Z. U. (HUB)
- Association of Cities and Regios for Sustainable Resource Management (ACR+)
- Q-Plan International Advisors PC (Q-PLAN)
The BIOTRANSFORM project has received funding from the European Union Horizon Europe Research and Innovation program under grant agreement No. 101081833.