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Sustainability Transition Assessment and Research of Bio-based Products

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727740

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2017

  • End date

    30 April 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.4.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 306 371,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 983 871,50

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA UNITELMA SAPIENZA

Italy

Objective

STAR-ProBio constitutes a multidisciplinary and multi-actor collaborative project that will meet environmental, social and economic challenges, paving the way for a much-needed sustainability transition towards a bio-based economy.
The overall objective of the project is to promote a more efficient and harmonized policy regulation framework, needed to promote the market-pull of bio-based products. This will be achieved by developing a fit-for-purpose sustainability scheme, including standards, labels and certifications for bio-based products. To this aim, an integral part of STAR-ProBio will be the adoption of life-cycle methodologies to assess the roll-out of bio-based products. Environmental assessment will be performed, through LCA, in a circular economy framework (with a focus on end-of-life analysis) looking at issues which emerge upstream and downstream the value chain. This will be complemented by a techno-economic assessment and by a social impact assessment conducted through stakeholder analysis, SLCA, surveys and field experiments. Indirect land use change issues (ILUC) will also be addressed from an environmental, economic and social perspective. Moreover, the analysis of selected case studies on (1) construction materials, (2) bio-based polymers, and (3) fine chemicals, will ensure that the approach is not too broad and theoretic, allowing the benchmarking against non bio-based products.
Hence, STAR-ProBio will integrate scientific and engineering approaches with social sciences and humanities-based approaches in order to formulate guidelines for a common framework promoting the development of regulations and standards to support the adoption of business innovation models in the bio-based products sector.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA UNITELMA SAPIENZA

Address

Viale Regina Elena 295
00161 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 762 280

Participants (14)

UNIVERSITY OF YORK

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 491 278,75

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 564 250

GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 535 440

DBFZ DEUTSCHES BIOMASSEFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 447 514

SQ CONSULT B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 429 510

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 309 988,75

UNIWERSYTET WARMINSKO MAZURSKI W OLSZTYNIE

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 363 125

LUCZYNSKI MICHAL KRZYSZTOF

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 106 250

QUANTIS

Switzerland

NOVAMONT SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 210 625

NATURVARDSVERKET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 102 550

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 334 485

EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL CITIZENS ORGANISATION FOR STANDARDISATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 266 575

AGROVET GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727740

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2017

  • End date

    30 April 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.4.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 306 371,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 983 871,50

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA UNITELMA SAPIENZA

Italy