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.

A Project Overview

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The Project

Discover more about the project’s research challenges, objectives, and potential benefits.

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Sector Use Cases

Learn how BIORADAR will help the bio-fertiliser, bio-textile and bio-packaging industries shift towards more sustainable and circular processes.

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BTI Framework

Learn how the BIORADAR Bio-based Transition Indicator Framework will monitor industrial bio-based systems.

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Public Deliverables

View and download all the public reports produced by the BIORADAR project.

BIORADAR Objectives

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BIORADAR's objectives encompass two main tracks:

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Evaluating the environmental impact of biological resource production, transportation, and bio-based processes, aiming to reduce carbon emissions and identify indirect land-use change (iLUC) risks.

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Assessing circularity across processes, products, and end-of-life scenarios, focusing on material loops and resilience within a Circular Bio-based Economy (CBE) framework, and develop novel circularity indicators at various levels, integrate social life cycle assessments, and explore policy feasibility for the transition to circular bio-based industries.

Are you interested in collaborating?

The BIORADAR project is open to engage and collaborate with partners from other EU-funded projects, organisations from industry and manufacturing and policymakers, to discuss topics related to the EU´s bioeconomy strategy and organise joint activities such as information sharing, events or initiatives that can build on project results. Discover how the BIORADAR project can benefit you.

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Meet the Partners

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