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.
The 4th International Conference on Bio-based Polymers and Composites (BiPoCo 2018) is the forth edition of a series of Conferences started in 2012, which gain visibility, affluence and importance year after year. As previous editions, the Conference was held in Hungary, this time in the city of Balatonfüred during the days of September 2-6.