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Global Assessment of Biomass and Bioproduct Impacts on Socio-economics and Sustainability

Objective

The objective of the Global-Bio-Pact project is the development and harmonisation of global sustainability certification systems for biomass production, conversion systems and trade in order to prevent negative socio-economic impacts. A functioning and sustainable certification scheme requires reliable data and profound research in order to evaluate impacts of biomass production. Currently, the sustainability debate is faced by the lack of data on socio-economic impacts. Furthermore, mainly impacts of biofuels are investigated and impacts of bioproducts are neglected. Thus, a harmonised certification scheme for biofuels and bioproducts is required. In order to harmonise sustainability certification globally, the Global-Bio-Pact proposal includes partners from Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia and USA. Emphasis of the Global-Bio-Pact proposal will be placed on a detailed assessment of the socio-economic impacts of raw material production and a variety of biomass conversion chains. The impact of biomass production on global and local food security and the links between environmental and socio-economic impacts will be analysed. The Global-Bio-Pact project will investigate the interrelationship of global sustainability certification systems with international trade of biomass and bioproducts. Furthermore, Global-Bio-Pact will assess public perception of biomass production for industrial uses. This will be completed by the development and test audit of a set of socio-economic sustainability criteria and indicators for inclusion into a future effective certification scheme. Thereby, opportunities and limitations of social issues in biomass/bioproducts certification schemes will be investigated. Finally, the project will elaborate recommendations on how to best integrate socio-economic sustainability criteria in European legislation and policies on biomass and bioproducts. Results of the Global-Bio-Pact project will contribute to the EU energy policy and to the MDG.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/biofuels
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/biomaterials
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2009-3
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

WIRTSCHAFT UND INFRASTRUKTUR GMBH & CO PLANUNGS KG
Address
Sylvensteinstrasse 2
81369 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 139 100
Administrative Contact
Dominik Rutz (Mr.)

Participants (12)

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 103 094
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Brooke Alasya (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 148 402
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Edward Smeets (Dr.)
B.T.G. BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 80 780
Address
Josink Esweg 34
7545 PN Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Vos (Mr.)
IFEU - INSTITUT FUR ENERGIE- UND UMWELTFORSCHUNG HEIDELBERG GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 66 789
Address
Wilckensstrasse 3
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Guido Reinhardt (Dr.)
ProForest Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 57 566
Address
South Suite, Frewin Chambers
OX1 3HZ Oxford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alex Gozzi (Mr.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 59 545
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hans Björn Püttgen (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL DE CAMPINAS
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 60 776
Address
Cidade Universitaria Zeferino Sn
13083 875 Campinas Sp
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Arnaldo Cesar Da Silva Walter (Dr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA AGROPECUARIA
Argentina
EU contribution
€ 54 088
Address
Rivadavia 1439
C1033AAE Buenos Aires
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Santini Francisco (Mr.)
CENTRO AGRONOMICO TROPICAL DE INVESTIGACION Y ENSENANZA CATIE
Costa Rica
EU contribution
€ 64 574
Address
Catie 7170
30501 Turrialba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Victor Madrigal (Mr.)
Tanzania Traditional Energy Development Organisation
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 53 821
Address
Mpakani, Kijitonyama Kjm/mpa/98
25522 Dar Es Salaam
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Estomih Ngaya Sawe (Mr.)
Mali-Folkecenter Nyetaa
Mali
EU contribution
€ 52 751
Address
Faladie Sema Rue 800 1293
Bamako
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ibrahim Togola (Dr.)
PT Greenlight Biofuels Indonesia
Indonesia
EU contribution
€ 58 208
Address
Rasuna Office Park Yo-08, Rasuna Epicentrum, Jl. Rasuna Said
12960 Jakarta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Agnes Safford (Ms.)