STAR-ProBio Summer School

On the 5th of September, our colleagues Sergio Ugarte, Deniz Koca, Matthias Grill, Mathilde Crepy, Beike Sumfleth and Enrico Balugani have successfully conducted in Göteborg the STAR-ProBio Summer School “Sustainability certification and market uptake of bio-based products. Focus on the construction sector” as part of the EIT Climate-KIC Summer School on wood construction in climate change mitigation https://learning.climate-kic.org/en/courses/phd-catapult/wood-construction-in-climate-change-mitigation#introduction.

They have trained 20 PhD students from different EU Universities in the importance and developments of standards and certification schemes for assessing the sustainability of bio-based products used in the construction industry.

#BLOG_A new bioeconomy strategy for a sustainable Italy

The updated version of the Italian bioeconomy strategy has just been published!

Among other things, the document highlights the importance of promoting the use of sustainability standards, certification schemes and labels to support the bio-based market and the creation of a ‘level playing field’ between bio-based products and conventional products.

In this regard, the strategy explicitly refers to STAR-ProBio and the work it is conducting. A great result for our project!

Click here to download the updated version of the document.

1st internal workshop “Principles, criteria and indicators for sustainability transition assessment to circular and bio-based economy”

On 15 September 2017 at the campus of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn it was held the 1st internal workshop entitled “Principles, criteria and indicators for sustainability transition assessment to circular and bio-based economy”.

This workshop was associated directly with realization of STAR-ProBio project (H2020). The goal of the workshop was to discuss the general framework for effective and harmonized regulations in creation of market pull for bio-based products.

During the workshop it was presented initial results of ongoing research by interdisciplinary research teams representing scientific disciplines of agriculture, environment management, economics and law.

The event attracted 14 participants and the basis for discussion was 10 presentations. The final conclusion from this workshop seems to be unambiguous – interdisciplinary research approach with a multilayer thorough analysis of technical, economic, environmental and social aspects will be crucial for development of market regulations for bio-based products.