Development of industrial bio-based systems
Considering limited land and biological resources in the EU, sustainable and just development of industrial bio-based systems calls for special attention to material circularity, carbon emissions, & iLUC risks of bio-based systems, as well as social objectives.
The BIORADAR Project, funded and supported by the EU’s Horizon Europe programme and the Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU), aims to help organisations, policymakers and investors have the necessary information to step towards a more sustainable, bio-based economic model by taking a system perspective to fill the indicator gaps in material circularity and evaluating the environmental and social impacts of industrial bio-based systems by developing digital monitoring tools that will provide benchmarks and a self-assessment platform for bio-based industries.
This will be done through:
- Improving metrics and frameworks for assessing environmental impacts and risks of industrial bio-based systems.
- Defining circularity indicators and develop circularity assessment framework for industrial bio-based systems.
- Evaluating the economic impact of closing the loop and climate change mitigation.
- Address the social implications of circularity and sustainability in industrial bio-based systems.
- Identifying patterns, best practices and up-scaling opportunities to form part of policy recommendations.
- Developing a set of integrated digital tools taking into account the interconnectivity of all impacts.
- Demonstrating the tools in biobased textile, packaging, and chemical sectors.