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Sustainability Transition Assessment and Research of Bio-based Products

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.

Call for proposal

H2020-BB-2016-2
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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
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 564 250
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 535 440
Address
Iera Odos 75
11855 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DBFZ DEUTSCHES BIOMASSEFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 447 514
Address
Torgauer Strasse 116
04347 Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
SQ CONSULT B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 429 510
Address
Prins Bernhardstraat 27
3981BL Bunnik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 309 988,75
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET WARMINSKO MAZURSKI W OLSZTYNIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 363 125
Address
Ul. Oczapowskiego 2
10 719 Olsztyn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUCZYNSKI MICHAL KRZYSZTOF
Poland
EU contribution
€ 106 250
Address
Ul. Ksiezycowa 10
10 713 Olsztyn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
QUANTIS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Parc Scientifique Epfl Pse D
1024 Ecublens Vd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOVAMONT SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 210 625
Address
Via Fauser 8
28100 Novara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATURVARDSVERKET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 102 550
Address
Virkesvaegen 2
106 48 Stockholm
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 334 485
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION ON STANDARDS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 266 575
Address
Rue D Edimbourg 26
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
AGROVET GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Koenigsbrunner Strasse 8
2202 Enzersfeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)