The specific objectives of the project are to:
- Promotion of the BSE concept based on success story cases
- Expand the knowledge for value chains across feedstocks, products and industries, and particularly for the waste biomass-energy-chemicals nexus.
- Enhance the link between bio - economy and circular economy by advancing and applying BSE tools, models, methods, and know-how to the development and assessment of transformation technologies for “waste” biomass.
- Develop and strengthen international and intersectoral research and innovation partnerships through knowledge sharing, synergetic research programs, staff exchange and networking activities in EU.
- Contribute to training, mobility, and career development of early stage and experienced researchers to support innovation of EU industry and meet environmental and societal needs for using renewable raw materials and producing eco-friendly products.
- Disseminate and fully exploit the project results through publications, workshops, conferences, data and tools repositories, and knowledge sharing with the community.
The technical objectives
- Understand and template the waste biomass forms, flows and properties, nationally and internationally, within EU.
- Expand the repository of waste biomass property and process models, process integration, technoeconomic and sustainability assessment methods and test them in “real-life” problems.
- Enhance the modelling of bio-and chemo-catalytic transformation paths to provide links with industrial sectors that either supply or make use of the biorenewables.
- Develop knowledge management tools (i.e., data structures, workflows, protocols) for the effective communication across the diverse academic research scales and industrial applications (i.e., lab-to-unit operations-to-process and plant-design-to-business development-to-sustainability assessment).
- Evaluate technologies for production of chemicals prior or integrated to municipal solid waste and wastewater treatment plants and compare them with state-of-the art waste-to-energy technologies.
- Investigate potential of lignocellulosic agricultural waste for the production of commodity chemicals, fuels, platform and specialty chemicals, via thermochemical, chemical, and bio-catalytic technologies both for the sugars and the lignin based pathways.
- Survey technologies for secondary effluents of bio-based production industry (e.g., food industry, pulp and paper, biodiesel production).