STAR4BBS consortium have strong experience and competency with the development of sustainability standards, indicators and monitoring systems and with the whole value chain and regulatory framework relevant to bio-based products, from the economic, social and environmental points of view.
TUB is the Technical University of Berlin and the coordinator of the project. Their core areas of investigation are the identification, development, and analysis of European and international standards on innovation. Within the projects STAR-ProBio, STAR4BBI and OPEN-BIO, TUB was involved in developing a Sustainability Assessment Tool (IAT) for bio-based products and establishing a fast track standard around IAT.
TUB is responsible for the overall project coordination and leads the development of the new monitoring system for assessing the robustness and effectiveness of the SCS and labels in bio-based industry.
Università degli studi Unitelma
UnitelmaSapienza is a private university strongly liked with Sapienza University of Roma, the largest university in Europe. Thanks to the expertise reached through the involvement in several EU funded progects and its international Research Group BIT involved in research concerning the emergence of a circular and bio-based economy will contribute to the effective implementation of the project
UNITELMA will be focused on the analysis of sustainability certification schemes and EU labels and on feasibility analysis.
Ente Italiano di Normazione
UNI is the Italian Standardization Body which since more than 100 years develop and publish standards in all economic sectors (but the electronic and electrotechnical onces). UNI is committed to contribute to bridge the gap between research and standardization, by falicitating the relationship between the parts.
To know more, check UNI website: www.uni.com
UNI will realize a training course (including related materials that will be developed jointly with all the partners) to disseminate the STAR4BBS schemes and labels to companies. Project partners will be empowered on the training contents and they will be responsible for the organization of at least 3 training courses aiming
Geoponiko Panepistimion Athinon
AUA is the Agricultural University of Athens. Its expertise focuses on the development of sustainable biorefineries and bioprocesses to produce bio-based products with versatile applications. Biorefinery development is based on the utilisation of crude renewable resources, including agro-industrial and food supply chain side streams, for the extraction of value-added components and the production of fermentation products. An important topic is the sustainability assessment of biorefineries and bioprocesses via process design, techno-economic evaluation, profitability risk assessment and life cycle assessment.
AUA will focus on biological feedstock mapping and identification of the test cases in representative value chain. Moreover, AUA is responsible for the cost and benefit analysis task via the implementation of life cycle costing methodology.
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
USC BioGroup aims to develop economically and environmentally sustainable processes under a multi-disciplinary frame, for the treatment and recovery of resources from wastes, wastewater, soil and gaseous emissions. They also has a wide expertise in ecodesign and ecolabeling.
USC will lead the identification and selection of sustainability and circularity indicators to be incorporated in the monitoring system. Moreover, USC will conduct an environmental and social assessment of the value chains selected by using the Life Cycle Assessment methodology.
Agenzia per la promozione della Ricerca Europea
APRE – Agency for the Promotion of the European Research – is an non-profitassociation based in Rome that offers assistance to support innovation, international cooperation, data analysis, advocacy and public engagement in all areas of the European R&I. Among others, the main objective is to increase the value of research results through the design and facilitating multi-actor and policy dialogue processes on specific R&I challenges, thanks to the application of several co-creation methodologies.
In STAR4BBS, APRE is responsible for communication, dissemination and exploitation of the project’s activities and results. Moreover, APRE facilitate the stakeholders engagement and the implemetation of the co-creation activities.
Institut fur politische und Okologische Innovation GMBH
NOVA-Institute is an independent research institute with a focus on the transition of the chemical and material industry to renewable carbon. The project benefits from NOVA’s deep market knowledge covering the whole value-added chain from agricultural to the final product.
NOVA will collect specific data and information on the volume of biological feedstocks and bio-based materials and products in global trade flows and select case studies linked to relevant bio-based value chains.
Bundesanstalt fuer Materialforschung und Pruefung
The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) is a senior scientific and technical Federal institute with responsibility to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. It tests, researches and advises to protect people, the environment and material goods.
BAM is active in WP4 working on the conceptualization and development of the monitoring system and in WP 6 (stakeholder involvement) mainly focussing on co-creation workshops.
Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Association
NGO expert on certification. Design principles & criteria on how to produce fuel, biomass and material products from bio-based and recycled carbon, including fossil waste, in an environmentally, socially and economically responsible way.
RSB will provide expertise on traceability and in the development of the indicators and will support outreach to industry and other certification schemes and labels. In addition, it will be involved in validation of the STAR4BBS monitoring system through a test of two of its standards for biomaterials
ISEAL’s mission is to accelerate positive change by improving the impacts of ambitious sustainability systems and their partners. With a focus on credible practice and peer learning, and a global membership spanning a wide range of countries and sectors, ISEAL is a key associated partner in the project.
Find out more about our members: www.iseal.org
Explore evidence on the impacts of sustainability systems: www.evidensia.eco
ISEAL will conduct a systematic mapping of available literature on the effectiveness of sustainability schemes and labels applicable to biomaterials and bioproducts, and provide conceptual input for the monitoring system to be developed and tested by other project partners.