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MainstreamBIO: 2nd Project Meeting

MainstreamBio Partners 2nd Project meeting at Nimbus Research Centre, MTU Cork

MainstreamBio Partners field visit to Farm Zero C

“MainstreamBIO sets out to get small-scale bio-based solutions into mainstream practice across 7 EU rural regions (NL, PL, DK, SE, BG, ES, IE), by establishing regional Multi-actor Innovation Platforms (MIPs) each with a variety of feedstocks, infrastructure, and expertise, in the aim of co-creating sustainable business model pathways in line with regional potentials and policy initiatives.” 

MainstreamBIO held its 2nd Project Meeting at the Nimbus Research Centre, Munster Technological University Campus in Cork recently. Partners were greeted on arrival by Professor Hugh McGlynn, Director of Transformation at MTU, who acknowledged the importance of Horizon Europe projects like MainstreamBIO to MTU and the development of the circular Bioeconomy. 

Project partners met to discuss activities and progress made to date and discuss and plan for the next phase as it moves towards its second semester of research. Partners included: 

Q-Plan International Advisors PC (Greece) 

Draxis Environmental SA (Greece) 

White Research SPRL (Belgium) 

Stichting Wageningen Research (Netherlands) 

Instytut Uprawy Nawozenia I Glenboznawstwa, Panstowowy Instytut Badawczy (Poland) 

Rise Processum AB (Sweden) 

Agraren Universitet – Plovdiv (Bulgaria) 

FBCD AS (Denmark) 

Eurizon SL (Spain) 

Munster Technological University (Ireland) 

Alongside discussing progress to date and planning for the next phase of MainstreamBio, Partners participated in several sessions to compliment and inform their research. On the first day John Brosnan, Bioeconomy Executive with the Irish Cooperative Organisation (ICOS) presented on The Evolving Bioeconomy in Ireland, offering unique insights from research on ‘Sustainable Activation of The Bioeconomy’ conducted by ICOS within the Irish Agricultural community. On the second day a field trip was organised to Farm Zero C, which is a project coordinated by BiOrbic Bioeconomy Research Centre and Carbery Group that aims to address the challenge of carbon neutral farming through ‘a holistic view of the farm to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the health and resilience of the farm’ that MTU are also involved in. 

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