A consortium of thirteen companies and knowledge institutions joined their forces in the public-private partnership “Circular bio economy”. Optimal resource use efficiency and the use of co-products and residuals in a safe and sustainable way are primary goals.
A circular economy is based on closed nutrient cycles and minimised loss of raw material (biomass). The various biomass components should be used efficient and with optimal added value. High-value biobased components are usually available in small volumes. There is a great challenge to also optimise the use of large volumes of co-products and biomass residues from the biobased and food industry. The feed industry is taking up this challenge. This sector is able to upgrade such co-products and residues, in a safe and sustainable way. And feed applications are well-positioned in the so-called “value-pyramid”.
The program is a public-private partnership (PPP) within the Dutch Topsector Agri&Food (TKI-AF-17027).