The impact and popularity of project Barbara has trascended the regional and local TV news in Belgium. Thanks to the event of the 3rd Consortium Meeting, demostrator shows and interviews were given to local and regional press, which resulted in several news articles.
The 3rd consortium meeting in the Barbara project took place this November 20-21st at the premises of CELABOR (Herve, Belgium), key partner in the up-scaling of products from work packages 1 and 2. All partners were gathered in this event, as to put together the results so far and plan for the future of the project, at this mid-stage of the life span of project Barbara.
The emerging bioeconomy is moving from the research niche to market norm and Europe needs to maintain its current global leadership. The High Level Bioeconomy conference, organized by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, focus on the need to have a sustainable and circular bioeconomy to enhance the transition in a changed EU policy context and towards a new environmental, social and economic reality.
The problems rising from food and agricultural waste are a public concern on the national and European level, based on a rising economic and environmental impact and the pursuit of a bio-based economy.