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Supporting the identification of policy priorities and recommendations for designing a sustainable track towards circular bio-based systems

Objective

The transition from linear fossil-based systems to circular and bio-based systems represents an opportunity and a suitable pathway for achieving several SDGs. Indeed, circular bio-based systems depict a great opportunity to reconcile sustainable long-term growth with environmental protection through the prudent use of renewable resources for industrial purposes. This needed transition is a complex process, which does not simply require innovative technologies from the supply-side, but also societal transformations based on a multi-actor process. The circular bioeconomy meta-sector may be a good candidate to put forward a new economic model, which requires transformative policies, purposeful innovation, access to finance, risk-taking capacity as well as new and sustainable business models and markets. However, a critical assessment of the environmental, social and economic impacts of the current linear fossil-based economy, as well as of the improvement potential associated with circular bio-based systems, is needed to underpin the identification of policy priorities. Bearing this in mind, SUSTRACK is a three-year project aimed at supporting policymakers in their efforts to develop sustainable pathways to replace fossil and carbon-intensive systems with sustainable circular and bio-based systems (at the EU and regional scale), contributing to achieving the European Green Deal’s objectives. This will be done by: identifying environmental, economic and social limits of a linear carbon-intensive and fossil-based economy; improving existing assessment methodologies; assessing the environmental, social and economic impacts of the EU’s current linear fossil-based economy; comparing multiple transition scenarios focusing on the most carbon-intensive sectors; identifying priorities according to scenarios analysed in the project and develop guidelines and policy recommendations.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA UNITELMA SAPIENZA
Net EU contribution
€ 241 988,75
Address
Piazza Sassari 4
00161 Roma
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 197 881,25
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
KNOWLEDGE SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 213 875,00
Address
Via San Giovanni Battista 2
21057 Olgiate Olona

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Varese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
PEDAL CONSULTING SRO
Slovakia
Net EU contribution
€ 175 250,00
Address
Bjornsonova 4807/5
036 01 Martin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Slovensko Stredné Slovensko Žilinský kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
DBFZ DEUTSCHES BIOMASSEFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 227 555,00
Address
Torgauer Strasse 116
04347 Leipzig

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Region
Sachsen Leipzig Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 128 375,00
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 177 450,00
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
FVA SAS DI LOUIS FERRINI & C
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 204 625,00
Address
Viale Gorgia Di Leontini 131
00124 Roma

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 105 125,00
Address
Via Ariosto 35
44121 Ferrara

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Ferrara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 182 750,00
Address
Unter Den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 138 500,00
Address
Parque Empresarial Dinamiza, Avda. De Ranillas, 3d
50018 Zaragoza

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Region
Noreste Aragón Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00