Call for applications: The Expo 2020 Dubai - Innovation impact grant program

Expo Live’s flagship Innovation Impact Grant Programme will award injection funds up to USD 100,000 to support the growth of social enterprises, startups and grassroots projects from around the world whose solutions generate social value and are in line with Expo 2020 Dubai’s subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.
Application Deadline in 19 days

Call for applications: Concept notes for P4G Partnership Fund

Applicants are invited to submit concept notes for P4G Partnership Fund that offers financial support and targeted assistance to select public-private partnerships that are advancing innovative strategies to achieve five Sustainable Development Goals.
Application Deadline in 2 months

Bioethanol Production from Waste Potatoes as a Sustainable Waste-to-energy Resource via Enzymatic Hydrolysis

This research deals with conversion of the starch to fermentable carbon source (sugars) by fermentation through liquefaction by using yeast and alpha- amylase. The results show that the significant bioethanol production was achieved while using the parameters like temperature (30 °C) pH (6) and incubation time of 84 hrs.

Call for Applications: Young Social Entrepreneurs

The Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) programme seeks to inspire, equip and enable youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs) in Singapore and beyond. If you have a social enterprise idea, we want to help you make it happen! Participants will learn from leading social entrepreneurs, business professionals and other youth who are keen on social innovation, while expanding their networks for potential collaborations for good.
Applications are closed

Re-thinking production to boost circular economies

Value-retention practices such as remanufacturing, refurbishment, repair, and direct re-use could cut industrial waste by between 80 and 99 per cent in some sectors.

EU's action plan to develop a sustainable and circular bioeconomy

The bioeconomy can turn algae into fuel, recycle plastic, convert waste into new furniture or clothing or transform industrial by-products into bio-based fertilisers.

ESA's Invitation to Tender: Space-based services in support of sanitation for developing economies

We are looking for a network of technology and business partners that can deliver sustainable services for sanitation in low-income countries in the areas of Circular Sanitation Economy and Smart Sanitation Economy in particular.
Applications are closed

Call for Startups Registration Form: Startup Europe Smart Agrifood Summit

Startup Europe Smart Agrifood Summit is a world class community of entrepreneurs, advisors and investors that invests in early-stage startups in AgriFood ecosystem, led by seasoned entrepreneurs that are working to solve the world's greatest challenges in value chain agrifood with technology, while leading the sustainability revolution.
Applications are closed
7 months ago

Call for Applications: 2018 Roddenberry Prize

Applications are open for 2018 Roddenberry Prize that will be awarded to organizations focused on four issue areas ranked in the top 10 among Project Drawdown's top solutions for global warming.
Applications are closed
7 months ago

Call for Applications: The Green Alley Award 2018 for European startups and Entrepreneurs in the Circular Economy

We are looking for startups based in Europe who want to tackle the global waste challenge using Digital circular economy solutions, Recycling solutions Ideas for waste prevention
Applications are closed
7 months ago

EU Call for Proposals: Develop bio-based packaging products that are biodegradable/ compostable and/or recyclable

Design new processing systems for functional bio-based packaging products that are reusable, recyclable, and/or compostable and biodegradable, as an alternative to the current identified benchmark products. Proposals should address the production process, including the necessary improvements to lamination and coating steps to obtain the target end-products and their specifications.
Applications are closed
8 months ago

EU Call for Proposals: Resolve logistical, infrastructural and technological challenges to valorise residual and side streams from aquaculture, fisheries and the aquatic biomass processing industries

Develop and test an efficient and sustainable supply system for residual and side streams from aquaculture, fisheries and the aquatic processing industries to the bio-based industry for valorisation into more commercially viable applications.
Applications are closed
8 months ago

EU Call for Proposals: Apply advanced biotechnologies to convert biomass that contains inhibitors into high value-added chemicals and materials

Identify, isolate, where applicable engineer, and use inhibitor-resistant microorganisms, and set up the subsequent fermentation processes at lab scale to create added-value products.This topic includes any operation that uses agriculture-based, forest-based, aquatic/marine-based or bio-waste feedstock to convert it into marketable products. This topic excludes any fossil-based operations and CO2-feedstock. It also excludes any proposal that targets biofuels as the major or sole marketable products.
Applications are closed
8 months ago

Visually appealing solar modules as architectural elements in building façades

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a mass production method based on printing technologies to manufacture patterned organic solar modules. The method enables freely customised solar modules to meet the architectural requirements of buildings and to add value to their visual appearance in addition to energy production.
8 months ago

From compost to composites: An eco-friendly way to improve rubber

The concept of "from trash to treasure" holds true for the world of composting, where food waste is recycled into fertilizer for gardens. But what if compost could go beyond fertilizer? Now, one group reports in ACS Omega that by collecting the gases produced during the compost process, they can combine it with rubber to make optimized electronic sealants and sensors.
8 months ago

Call for Applications: Movin'On Global Startup Challenge

The competing startups must demonstrate that they are true game changers, impacting any one of the following six industry's hot topics: Decarbonization and air quality, The new multimodal society, Technologies to accelerate implementation, Working together, Circular economy and Moonshots in mobility
Applications are closed
8 months ago

FFAR Call for Proposals: Food Waste and Loss Challenge

This Challenge Area targets innovative research that includes, but is not limited to, developing novel uses for agricultural waste, improving storage and distribution that leads to food loss reduction, developing tracking and monitoring, minimizing spoilage through pre- and post-harvest innovation, and changing behavior to reduce food waste.
Applications are closed
9 months ago

EU Call for Proposals: Circular bio-based business models for rural communities

Based on an established agro-food system, proposals shall consider a variety of additional bio-based processes and end products that could be integrated into the system, and that are viable on a small scale (farm to rural community level).
Application Deadline in a month
9 months ago

EU Call for Proposals: Smart plastic materials with intrinsic recycling properties by design

Proposals should demonstrate the actual circular use of such materials through re-processing of recycled products and the evaluation of properties of such re-processed products in an industrial environment.
Applications are closed
9 months ago

EU Call for Proposals: Demonstrating systemic urban development for circular and regenerative cities

Actions should demonstrate how cities can be transformed into centres of circular innovation and stimulate regenerative practices in both urban and peri-urban areas (including the surrounding industrial areas and commercial ports).
Applications are closed
9 months ago

AgroCycle – developing a circular economy in agriculture

In the context of the agrifood chain, the ‘circular economy’ aims to reduce waste while also making best use of the ‘wastes’ produced by using economically viable processes and procedures to increase their value.
9 months ago

Bioplastic production from cellulose of oil palm empty fruit bunch

Bioplastic synthesis used glycerol as plasticizer and cassava starch as matrix. This research was successfully producing bioplastic sheet by casting method. In future prospects, bioplastic from EFB cellulose can be developed as plastic bag and food packaging.
10 months ago

EU Call for Proposals: Raw materials innovation for the circular economy: sustainable processing, reuse, recycling and recovery schemes

The challenge for industry is to scale up promising raw materials production technologies and to demonstrate that raw materials can be produced in an innovative and sustainable way in order to make sure that research and innovation end up on the market, to strengthen the competitiveness of the European raw materials industries, meet ambitious energy and climate targets for 2030, minimise environmental impacts and risks, and gain the trust of EU citizens in the raw materials sector.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation awards VTT for a bio-based packaging solution that reduces the use of plastics

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation awarded VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland for a packaging solution made of cellulose in Davos on 23 January 2018. VTT is one of the five prize winners, between whom the foundation splits a one-million-dollar prize in equal shares. The new material can extend the shelf life of food, while also reducing food waste and the worldwide microplastics problem.
10 months ago

EU Call for Proposals: Coordinated approaches to funding and promotion of research and innovation for the circular economy

The action should establish a joint platform which will formulate, based on a thorough understanding of the state-of-the-art, the research and innovation needs and priorities for circular economy development in the EU. To this end, this action should bring together national and regional programme owners which will adequately represent the diversity of conditions and approaches from around the EU.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

FAMAE launches Innovation Challenge To Identify Innovative Solutions to Reduce or Recycle Waste

FAMAE will officially launch its 1st Innovation Challenge seeking pragmatic, efficient, durable, universal and money-saving solutions to reduce or recycle the yearly waste generated by an urban family (using if necessary existing solutions).
Applications are closed
a year ago

Mini review: Fruit Residues as Plant Biostimulants for Bio-based Product Recovery

agro-industrial residues contain bioactive molecules, including antioxidants and phenols, which may be used by farmers to improve crop productivity. Phenols are ubiquitous in plants and are essential components of the human diet by virtue of their antioxidant properties. They may also act as positive growth regulators by modifying the root architecture and, consequently, the uptake of macronutrients, potassium especially.
a year ago

Concept of In-oil Project based on Bioconversion of By-Products from Food Processing Industry

The developed method will reduce the adverse impact of unused food on the environment by using ReFood products in insect feeding (Hermetia illucens). H. illucens (Black Soldier Fly) is a Diptera characterized by a very high index of growth, and rich source of fats and proteins.
a year ago

EcoTitanium, The first European Plant Manufacturing Aviation-grade Titanium with Recycled Materials

The first European plant manufacturing aviation-grade titanium with recycled materials, EcoTitanium produces alloys from titanium offcuts and shavings collected from large aeronautics construction companies and their subcontractors.
a year ago

Processing, Valorization and Application of Bio-Waste Derived Compounds from Potato, Tomato, Olive and Cereals: A Review

Due to their composition with various beneficial ingredients, the waste products can be valorized by different techniques leading to economic and environmental advantages. This paper focuses on the waste generation during industrial processing of potato, tomato, cereals and olives within the European Union and reviews state-of-the-art technologies for their valorization.
a year ago

Avocado Seed Husks Could Be a Gold Mine of Medicinal and Industrial Compounds

It could very well be that avocado seed husks, which most people consider as the waste of wastes, are actually the gem of gems because the medicinal compounds within them could eventually be used to treat cancer, heart disease and other conditions.
a year ago

Agricultural Residues (Wastes) for Manufacture of Paper, Board, and Miscellaneous Products: Background Overview and Future Prospects

An extensive background overview on the use of agricultural residues (wastes) for production of paper, board, binderless board, energy, different types of fuels by pyrolysis (solid, liquid and gaseous fuel), many petrochemicals substitutes, charcoal (active carbon), dissolving pulps and rayon.
a year ago

Circular Economy: Livestock farmers introduce Renewable Energy plants on their Farms to maximize the potential

Copa and Cogeca organized a press trip this month on livestock farmer Daniel Coulonval holding where a renewable energy plant has been developed on the farm to produce electricity for 350 households using manure from the cattle.
a year ago

African Governments commit to Investing in Green Innovation to boost Continent's Development

African ministers agreed to promote circular economy, green economy, blue economy and industrial symbiosis strategies in their countries, and to upscale and replicate the circular economy and green business development policies and programmes to enable the growth of sustainable entrepreneurship as a key driver of Africa’s economic transformation agenda.
a year ago

SUEZ storage centre in Saint-Maximin (Oise, France) now produces Biomethane using the WAGABOX® Innovative Technology

Recovery of biogas from waste storage facilities is a key factor in managing waste and preserving resources. In France, currently only 60% of the biogas produced in these facilities is recovered as electricity or heat. The technology developed by WAGA ENERGY and deployed at the Saint-Maximin plant meet this challenge by recovering biogas even more efficiently than the usual process.
a year ago

The European Commission invests over €220 million in green and low-carbon projects in Member States

The European Commission has approved an investment package of €222.7 million from the EU budget to support Europe's transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon future. The EU funding will spur additional investments leading to a total of €398.6 million to be invested into 144 new projects in 23 Member States.
2 years ago

New insights into Meat by-products utilization

Meat industry generates large volumes of by-products like blood, bones, meat trimmings, skin, fatty tissues, horns, hoofs, feet, skull and viscera among others that are costly to be treated and disposed ecologically. These costs can be balanced through innovation to generate added value products that increase its profitability.
a year ago

Enviroserve UAE to set up world’s largest integrated electronics, waste recycling plant at Dubai Industrial Park

The first plant-of-its-kind facility will recycle the entire range of end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment ranging from consumer and industrial to commercial and military appliances, including air conditioners, batteries, IT equipment, household appliances, military avionics and mobile phones. In addition, it will recycle specialised waste material such as aerosol cans and lightbulbs, and become the only dedicated refrigerant reclaim facility in the UAE.
2 years ago

Sustainability: Don't waste seafood waste

The potential value of such shells for the chemical industry is being ignored. Scientists should work out sustainable ways to refine crustacean shells, and governments and industry should invest in using this abundant and cheap renewable resource.
2 years ago

European Union increases its commitment to the Circular Economy and Bioeconomy sectors

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Commission (EC) have pledged their stronger commitment to the Circular Economy and Bioeconomy sectors in Europe through a set of actions aimed at facilitating access to finance.
2 years ago