CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN
Knowledge Based Bio-based Products' Pre-Standardization

Knowledge Based Bio-based Products' Pre-Standardization

Objective

"The application of standards and certification systems in the European bio-based product industry has positive long-term effects on the overall development of bio-based product markets. Trade barriers are reduced and the development of a pan-European market for bio-based products is promoted. Finally, public acceptance of bio-based products is increased through ensuring and verifying the sustainable sourcing of raw materials, the effective bio-content and clear indication of their (comparative) functionality in relation to the regular products. The KBBPPS project aims at increasing the uptake speed of standards and certification systems for bio-based products.

This project covers research and demonstration on bio-based carbon content determination, biomass content methods not solely dependent on 14C-analysis and biodegradability and eco-toxicity test schemes. Next, identification and resolution of functionality related bottlenecks with the view to developing, harmonising and validating test methodologies will be undertaken. The possibilities for improving sample preparation, fractionation and thermal treatments will be studied in order to cover bio-base carbon and other bio-based elements determination. Next, practical solutions for stakeholders, lab and field tests on biodegradation or biological derived elements will be investigated. The goal in the end is that the results can be copied one-to-one into European standards.

Following Mandates by the EC, the European Standardization Committee initiated a Technical Committee, CEN/TC 411. on ""Bio-based products"". By participating in this committee (its Secretariat being one of the partners), by exchanging with ASTM and ISO, and by doing pre- and co-normative research for them, KBBPPS will allow the European stakeholders to progress with well-defined, sound test methods correlated to actual field behaviour and applicability in the lab."
Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

STICHTING NEDERLANDS NORMALISATIE - INSTITUUT

Address

Vlinderweg 6
2623 Ax Delft

Netherlands

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 482 175

Administrative Contact

Annetta Van Wijk (Ms.)

Participants (6)

Sort alphabetically

Sort by EU Contribution

Expand all

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 452 429

UNIVERSITY OF YORK

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 463 948

NOVA-INSTITUT FUR POLITISCHE UND OKOLOGISCHE INNOVATION GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 320 223

ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 450 788

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 460 564

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 364 096

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 312060

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2012

  • End date

    31 July 2015

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 852 826,60

  • EU contribution

    € 2 994 223

Coordinated by:

STICHTING NEDERLANDS NORMALISATIE - INSTITUUT

Netherlands