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Roadshow of industrial symbiosis and bio-based business models

On 26 May 2021, the Interreg Baltic Sea Region funded projects BIS – Baltic Industrial Symbiosis and BalticBiomass4Value, of which FNR is a project partner, held a virtual roadshow of industrial symbiosis and bio-based business models. The event was held in collaboration with the Nordic Council of Ministers Offices in the Baltic States.

The event was opened by Jukka Teräs, who is an industrial engineering and management expert from Norrum Oy (Finland). Jukka Teräs presented his insights on the development of industrial symbiosis and the importance of transnational cooperation in this area.

During the first part of the event, representative of the Trøndelag County Council Per Erik Sørås (Norway) introduced tools prepared within the BIS project to support actors in developing industrial symbiosis. Afterwards a representative of the Paper Province Magnus Persson (Sweden) shared his experience in organising living labs. Presentations were given by Lisbeth Randers on activities of Kalundborg Symbiosis (Denmark) and Beata Szatkowska,as well as by Jan Hupka from Gdansk University of Technology (Poland) on the topic of biodegradable plastics and marine pollution management.

The second part of the event was dedicated to good practice bio-based business models, which were introduced and presented by Halmstad University expert Henrik Barth (Sweden). The models were developed within the BalticBiomass4Value project to help businesses and entrepreneurs engaged in the bio-based economy to evaluate their activities against good practices and improve them accordingly. The good practice bio-based business models were illustrated by two examples: the German case of nutrients recovery from digestate presented by Sascha Hermus from the 3N Competence Centre and the Latvian case of potato starch producer Aloja Starkelsen, presented by Jānis Garančs.

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The BalticBiomass4Value project is funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme, co-funded by the European Union fund ERDF.

FNR contact person: Lena Caroline Huck