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A multi-actor collaborative Research and Innovation Action (RIA) coordinated by Unitelma Sapienza University and including 15 partners from 11 European countries – has been awarded three-year Horizon 2020 funding.

The STAR-ProBio project is pleased to announce the launch of its 3-years activities starting on May 2017.

STAR-ProBio supports the European Commission in the full implementation of European policy initiatives, including the Lead Market Initiative in bio-based products, the industrial policy and the European Bio-economy Strategy.

STAR-ProBio does so by developing sustainability assessment tools for bio-based products, and by developing credible cases for bio-based products with the highest actual market penetration and highest potential for the future markets.

STAR-ProBio integrates scientific and engineering approaches with social sciences and humanities-based approaches to formulate guidelines for a common framework promoting the development of regulations and standards supporting the adoption of business innovation models in the bio-based products sector.

The aim of STAR-ProBio is to cover gaps in the existing framework for sustainability assessment of bio-based products, and improve consumer acceptance for bio-based products by identifying the critical sustainability issues in their value chains.

STAR-ProBio constitutes a multidisciplinary project that will:

  1. meet environmental, social and economic challenges, paving the way for a much-needed sustainability transition towards a bio-based economy;
  2. promote a more efficient and harmonized policy regulation framework;
  3. boost the market-pull of bio-based products within the context on a sustainable 21st Century.

The overall objective of the project is to promote a more efficient and harmonized policy regulation framework for the market-pull of bio-based products. This will be achieved by developing a fit-for-purpose sustainability scheme, including standards, labels and certifications.

An integral part of STAR-ProBio is the adoption of life-cycle methodologies to measure Environmental, techno-economic and social impacts, and comprehensively assess the roll-out of bio-based products. The analysis of selected case studies on construction materials, bio-based polymers, and fine chemicals, will ensure that the approach is not too broad and theoretic, allowing the benchmarking against non-bio-based products.

STAR-ProBio receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 727740, Work Programme BB-01-2016: Sustainability schemes for the bio-based economy.

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We are in Rome at the Maker Faire 2018, explaining the bioeconomy and our project to more than 20,000 students visiting the Bioeconomy Village!💪🏻🌱🍀🌿

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We are in Stockholm presenting the SAT-ProBio blueprint at the CEN-TC411 annual meeting https://t.co/444SEcWwkm STAR_ProBio photo
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We are in Turin (Italy) at the International Forum on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy (IFIB 2018) conducting an interactive workshop on Bio-Based Products Social Sustainability. https://t.co/z23ZOxq8H2 STAR_ProBio photo