Bio-industrial symbioses for more carbon neutral consumer goods
The project Blue-Green Bio Lab supports local authorities to initiate bio-industrial symbioses among aquaculture, agriculture, and industry to reduce emissions while producing consumer goods. Is it possible to improve water quality, reduce GHG emissions and provide attractive business opportunities at the same time? The Blue Green Bio Lab believes that it is with the help of bio-industrial symbioses. At the centre of such a system lays the circular production of blue (algae, mussels, reed) or green biomass (grass). The project’s goal is to develop a toolkit for supporting the establishment of bio-industrial symbiosis. The first step of the project is to identify region-specific biomasses and assess the potential of each type of biomass for further use. Later stages in the project involve identification of biomass for industrial symbiosis and extensive cooperation with stakeholders from the regions on concept development for symbiosis system. A 3D tool for presenting the concept will be developed and used in steering of stakeholder discussions.
Blue-Green Bio Lab is a consortium of 6 project partners, including SUBMARINER Network’s members.
Efthalia Arvaniti, Senior Project Manager