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Catalyzing Circular Progress. BioSupPack’s 28th Month Meeting

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On 26 September, the BioSupPack 28th month meeting was held at the AIMPLAS facilities in Valencia (Spain), marking the start of a new project year on 1 September 2023.

During the meeting, partners presented last results, exchanged ideas and met to discuss future project activities for the improvement of the circular bioeconomy in the EU. It was agreed how to best distribute the workload among the partners according to their knowledge, infrastructure, resources and WPs.

 

Driving Progress:

The aim of BioSupPack is to significantly reduce the amount of packaging by developing packaging solutions based on polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) derived from residues and demonstrating a feasible recycling process for these biobased plastics to ensure that resources remain in circulation. Coordinated by the Technological Institute of Plastics AIMPLAS (Spain) and with a budget of EUR 8.8 million, BioSupPack is developing a demonstration process for the production and enzymatic recycling of environmentally safe, superior and versatile rigid packaging solutions based on the new PHA family of biobased polymers. The main goal of BioSupPack is to deliver novel, cost-competitive and versatile bio-based packaging solutions based on PHA, for the packaging of food, cosmetics, homecare and beverage products as well as no environmental damage during and after their use.

The Bioeconomy Strategy and its Action Plan pave the way to a more innovative, resource-efficient and competitive EU society, to accelerate the deployment of a sustainable EU bioeconomy so as to maximize its contribution towards the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the Paris Agreement, and the EU policy priorities as Policy Strategy, as the Circular Economy Action Plan and the Communication on Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation.

Backed by more than 25 per cent private capital as BBI-JU, BioSupPack receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Bio-Based Industries Consortium under grant agreement No. 101023685.

Duration: 58 Months

Start date: 01 June 2021

Call: H2020-BBI-JTI-2020 (H2020-BBI-JTI-2020)

Topic: BBI-2020-SO3-D4 – DEMONSTRATE SUPERIOR BIO-BASED PACKAGING SOLUTIONS WITH MINIMAL ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE

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