Date: 5th October 2022, godz. 10:00 – 12:00
Organizers: Innowo, Copa Cogeca, Universitat de Vic, Upna IsFood Research Institute, Alchemia Nova, European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform
Webinar in English
The bioeconomic sector is an indispensable part of the world’s economy, providing food, feed, textiles, energy, etc. Therefore, it is also essential for the circular transition our planet is in dire need of. Unfortunately, the global value chains often preclude the circular use of biomass, as they prioritise short-term profit, globalised production and logistics with no regard for externalities. Consequently, to attain a circular bioeconomy, we must modify and adapt the inherited linear value chains in the sector.
It is not an easy task. It requires proper design, coordinated actions with multiple stakeholders and careful consideration of possible trade-offs. For this reason, the Leadership Group on Circular Bioeconomy and Sustainable Food Systems organises a #EUCircularTalks event on Circular Bioeconomy Value Chains.
The event aims to share insights and best practices on how we can help design and build circular value chains that foster bioeconomic transformation. Using a holistic and multi-stakeholder approach, we want to understand the regulatory environment for possible circular change, the potential for regional cooperation and knowledge exchange among bioeconomic clusters. Additionally, as the circular bioeconomy is fuelled by innovation, we will investigate best practices for, e.g. waste upcycling, cascading biomass use or even suitable system design while preserving the natural capital.
By transforming our value chains into value cycles, we plan to attain a sustainable and circular bioeconomy that acts locally, keeps resources at their highest value for as long as possible, and minimises externalities. The #EUCircularTalk on Circular Bioeconomy Value Chains is a step in this direction.