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Opening bio-based markets via standards, labelling and procurement

Objective

"Application of standards, certification schemes and labels has positive long-term effects on the overall development of the European bio-based product market. Good product information that presents correct claims to industry and public procurers is vital for the usage of these new products. Ensuring the sustainable sourcing of raw materials and the effective bio-content are important additional steps for public confidence. Clear indication of their (comparative) functionality and the optimal possible end-of-life options, needs to underline their positive impact compared to the regular products. Finally, public acceptance comes with clear and harmonized labels on products and packages.

The Open-Bio project aims at increasing the uptake speed of standards, labels and harmonized product information lists for bio-based products. It covers research and demonstration on direct and indirect biomass content methods, biodegradability and ecotoxicity tests. Practical solutions for stakeholders, lab and field tests on for instance sampling or capability of being recycled or digested in a gasifier will be studied. Goal is to copy results one-to-one into European standards and product information lists. These form the basis for a database on bio-based products. A label will be developed in order to clearly distinguish bio-based products on the basis of the functionality laid down in standards. Both the information lists and the labels will be tested on their social acceptance via a set of target groups.

New research on isotopes, marine bio-degradation and intended end-of-life options such as digestibility and recyclability, distinguishes this project from an on-going FP7 project called KBBPPS. All partners thereof participate in Open-Bio. By participating in the Standardization Committee, CEN/TC 411, on ""Bio-based products"" (its Secretariat being one of the partners) and by doing pre- and co-normative research for them, Open-Bio allows the European stakeholders to progress."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

STICHTING KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS NORMALISATIE INSTITUUT
Address
Vlinderweg 6
2623 AX Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 426 444
Administrative Contact
Annetta Van Wijk (Mrs.)

Participants (14)

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 417 395,80
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Regina Heddes (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 492 791,20
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chris Barber (Mr.)
NOVA-INSTITUT FUR POLITISCHE UND OKOLOGISCHE INNOVATION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 461 495
Address
Chemiepark Knapsack Industriestrasse
50354 Huerth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Janpeter Beckmann (Mr.)
ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 528 568
Address
Dok Noord 5
9000 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steven Verstichel (Mr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 082 241
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joeri Jorg (Mr.)
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 620 520
Address
Iera Odos 75
118 55 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonios Mistriotis (Dr.)
B.T.G. BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 287 096
Address
Josink Esweg 34
7545 PN Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Suleyman Akgul (Mr.)
FACHAGENTUR NACHWACHSENDE ROHSTOFFE EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 159 303
Address
Hofplatz 1
18276 Gulzow
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Philipp Von Bothmer (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 254 636
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pascaline Toutois (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 456 304,40
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silke Hönert (Mrs.)
HYDRA Institut für Meereswissenschaften AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 307 706,60
Address
Bothmerstrasse 21
80634 München
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephan Pfannschmidt (Mr.)
NOVAMONT SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 345 548
Address
Via Fauser 8
28100 Novara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cecilia Giardi (Dr.)
STICHTING LETTINGA ASSOCIATES

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Bornse Weilanden 9
6708 WG Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marjo Lexmond (Mrs.)
LEAF BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 156 548
Address
Bornse Weilanden 9
6708 WG Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marjo Lexmond (Mrs.)