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Bioeconomy in the South Baltic Area: Biomass-based Innovation and Green Growth

BioBIGG strengthens SME innovation capacities in the bioeconomy through cross-border knowledge transfer, consulting and interdisciplinary networking. In doing so, bioeconomic processes, products and services are established in the Program Area and this industry is established in the region.

BioBIGG aims at mobilising the potential for innovation in the material or energetic use of renewable raw materials (NaWaRo) and thus follows the fundament of the bioeconomy as well as the strategies of the EU and the German Federal Government.

The project focuses on biogenic residues and coupling products as well as the products from cascade utilisation, which have great potential in the South-Baltic region. Materials of these value chains can be transformed into a variety of innovative foods, non-food products and energy.

Through cross-border interaction with SMEs and other stakeholders, the project will identify and further develop new insights and concrete solutions for new products, processes and business opportunities. The results will be implemented in pilot projects and investments. In addition, a transnational bioeconomy network will further expand cooperation.

The Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR) leads the Work Package “Building a cross-border sustainable bioeconomy network in the South Baltic area”. Through the project lifetime FNR evaluates the possibilities to found and build a formal network. The aim is to connect stakeholders in the South Baltic area to boost the bioeconomy in this micro region, as the Baltc Sea is one of the world’s most closely linked cultural and economic regions.

The 3 year project BioBIGG started at 31 July 2017.

External Collaborators:
Roskilde University, SP Agrifood and Bioscience, Gdańsk University of Technology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, University of Greifswald


FNR contact person: Valerie Sartorius


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The project BioBIGG uses resources from the European Regional Development Fund.





Interreg South Baltic, European Union