About the project - A short summaryThe rural areas of the North Sea Region (NSR) are expected to play a major role towards the development of a regional circular bio-economy. The objective of the BIOCAS project is to ignite this development and turn the rural areas into smart specialized regions for the integrated and local valorization of biomass, based on biomass cascading principles.
Short summary of the project
The rural areas of the North Sea Region (NSR) are expected to play a major role towards the development of a regional circular bio-economy. The objective of the BIOCAS project is to ignite this development and turn the rural areas into smart specialized regions for the integrated and local valorization of biomass, based on biomass cascading principles. The biomass cascading principle means extracting valuable components out of biomass before it is processed. The 18 BIOCAS partners from Denmark, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands firmly believe that this will generate economic, societal and ecological benefits and prosperity. This will accelerate greening and revitalization of the rural areas.
The main focus of BIOCAS is to realize concrete Biomass Cascading Alliances (BCA's) for a more sustainable conversion of biomass. A BCA covers all stakeholders which are involved in the value chain of biomass (Feedstock -> Processing -> Product + Waste streams/Feedstock). Via triple helix, science, business and governmental input, the BCA's will be realized and thus ignite the development of a strong regional circular economy in the rural areas of the NSR.
The initiatives of BIOCAS share four circular bio-economy principles:
1. An integral approach, including the whole chain of production, collection, treatment/conversion and application.
2. A truly circular perspective that includes the value of healthy soil, nutrition value of food products and biodiversity.
3. A direct linkage between the optimal valorization of biomass and prosperity of regional (rural) communities (closing the cycle as locally as possible).
4. Participation of partners along the entire biomass chain including ‘specialized’ SMEs for the valorization of biomass.
- Report #3: Enzymatic treatment of flax for use in composites
- Report #4: Bioconversion of GBS substrates into BSFL for fishindustry_01_10FINAL
- Report #4: Co-storage of wheat straw with acidic wastes can increase methane production
- Report #4: IChaep conference presentation May 2019 Pomace
- Report #4: Investigation of the influence of Hydrothermal Carbonisation (HTC) hydrochar on soil improvement and plant growth aspects
- Report #4: Poster Screw_press_extraction_and_ultrafiltration_of_flavonoids_from_kalanchoe_leaves_and_stems
- Report #4: Screw press extraction and ultrafiltration of flavonoids from kalanchoe leaves and stems
- Report #3: 1 Communication strategy including website, logo, pay off, communication strategy aiming at more BCA’s during and after BIOCAS
- Report #3: 2 Four conferences promoting BIOCAS learnings and tools, best practices in line with BIOCAS communication policy
- Report #4: 5 Reporting on evaluated bio-cascading technologies
- Report #4: 3 Guidelines and examples for sustainability and value chain assessment of BCA’s
- Report #5: 9 Mainstreaming events in Sweden and United Kingdom