Digital Tools for Industrial Bio-based Systems

Monitoring the circularity and environmental and social impacts of industrial bio-based systems

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A bio-based system covers all sectors that rely on biological resources, processes, and principles. The BIORADAR project envisions a comprehensive approach to exploring the connections between bio-based systems and their applications, circularity, and environmental and social impacts which will consist of examining the four key phases of industrial bio-based systems:

  • Biological resource production.
  • Processes.
  • Transportation.
  • End-of-life for bio-based products.
 Sustainable development and business based on renewable energy.

Key Challenges

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BIORADAR's objectives encompass two main tracks:

Globe Europe Africa

As the EU transitions to a bioeconomy with more widespread use of bio-based products, services and systems; there is a need for:

  • Greater understanding, from a system perspective, on the environmental, economic, and social aspects of circular industrial bio-based systems.
  • Digital benchmarking and monitoring tools.
Globe Europe Africa

BioRadar proposes a simple, objective, and quantitative Bio-based systems Transition Indicators (BTI) framework. The project will develop a one-stop digital solution for industries, investors, and policymakers to assess the circularity, environmental sustainability, and social aspects of bio-based products and services with just a few clicks. This framework will include an:

  • AI-benchmarking and analytics platform.
  • A flexible and user-friendly self-assessment tool.
  • A regulatory tracker tool.
  • An innovative multidimensional performance measurement scorecard.

The digital monitoring tool integrates sustainability aspects, guiding investment decisions and promoting competitiveness, and the project will emphasise cost evaluation of environmental impact reduction and circularity enhancement solutions to ensure practicality

Key Objectives

Clean energy

Investigate the environmental impacts, as well as circularity opportunities, of the bio-based textile, packaging, and chemical industries.

Evaluate trade-offs and synergies between economic and social aspects.

Develop a set of integrated digital tools that take into account the interconnectivity of all impacts.

Key Benefits

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Assessment of the carbon removal potential and iLUC risk of bio-based solutions.

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Uncovering opportunities to close or optimise material loops.

People

Reduction of the social impacts on workers, consumers, local community, society, and value chain actors.

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Maintain competitiveness during the sustainable transition.

Calendar
36
Months
Euro
2.9
Millions €
Globe
4
Countries
People
7
Partners

Project Workpackages

Project Progress
25%
WP1

Identifying & Assessing Sustainability Aspects of Industrial Bi

Leader: NTT
Month: 1-24

38%
WP2

Identifying & Assessing Circularity Aspects of Industrial Bio-b

Leader: CETENMA
Month: 1-24

38%
WP3

Developing & Validating Digital Monitoring Dashboard/Tools

Leader: IRIS
Month: 1-36

25%
WP4

Upscaling & Replicating the Project Results

Leader: HAW
Month: 1-36

25%
WP5

Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation Activities

Leader: KNEIA
Month: 1-36

25%
WP6

Project Coordination and Consortium Management

Leader: YAGHMA
Month: 1-36

25%

Contribution to EU Policies

BIORADAR's outcomes will advance the uptake of bio-based products, enhance circular bio-based systems' compliance with planetary boundaries, and contribute to the integration of circularity, environmental sustainability, and social metrics into industrial bio-based systems and related policies.

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The data and solutions provided by the BIORADAR project will contribute to the following EU policies and initiatives:

  • Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP)
  • The EU Green Deal: climate action Plan, farm to fork strategy
  • The Single Market Strategy
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