Conference – towards a circular bioeconomy

BioCircular participated in a very interesting conference on issues towards a circular bio-economy that was jointly organised by three research projects, CYCLE, BioSmart and SusValueWaste, all funded by the BIONÆR programme of the Research Council of Norway.

Circular bioeconomy is now on the agenda

Conference in circular bioeconomy

In the conference it became clear that bioeconomy encompases many things depending on the sector or research discipline you are coming from. But it also showed that there are many promissing solutions – many of which are mental – in order to get a sustainable society.

The value of nature

For someone who loves nature it can be difficult to accept discussing the value of an ecosystem only in the context of the current utilization of the resources by humans. It is implied – and a purpose of sustainability – that a sustainable use of ecosystem resources means maintaining healthy systems – also for possible future use. Dennis Lisbjerg wrote an article in the online magazine Habitat published by Danish Zoological Society.

 

value of nature

You can also download the entire magazine including the article from the Danish Zoological Society website: http://dzs.dk/habitat-8/

Do you know what bioeconomy is? take a look here

 

What is bioeconomy?

In 2013 Dennis wrote an article on Bioeconomy in the online magazine Habitat, published by Danish Zoological Society. It provided some indications of the perspectives for a bioeconomy.

You can find the article here.

what is bioeconomy

 

Since the bioeconomy strategy was adopted in EU, a lot of research and innovation effort has been put into developing new methods and products. It is great to see the creativity and to learn that even large companies are now considering bioresources and the circular thinking.

The fundament is still the ecosystems and the living resources that lives within. and it is a challenge to ensure a sustainable utilisation of nature, and to develop a frame for making cost-benefit analysis of irreversible changes that we consider doing. Read more on The value of nature.

coffee to produce mushrooms

mushrooms grown on coffee

Beyond Coffee in Copenhagen has started producing Oyster mushrooms on used coffee grounds. It is a great concept and a nice example of the many solutions to find clever ways of reusing biomass that is otherwise wasted. See more at http://www.beyondcoffee.dk/

We wish the guys the best of luck with the venture …

 

Bio Circular

bio-
a combining form meaning “life,” “living organism,” “biology”: biodegradable.
Also, esp. before a vowel, bi-.
[comb. form of Greek bíos life]

cir•cu•lar   (sûr ky -l r)
adj.

a. Shaped like or nearly like a circle; round.
b. Moving in or forming a circle

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