Tool development for sustainability assessment

The development of bio-based economy is now at a stage where a lot of technologies for bio-based materials have been developed, but the upscaling of laboratory- and pilot-scale to large-scale application goes slowly. The creation of sustainable biomass chains in practice is the challenge.

The objective of this project is to develop a modeling tool for biomass chains, which takes into account the region of production of raw materials including waste, sustainability indicators and various laws and regulations.

For 2012, the specific objective is to test and refine the calculation tool. The result of this project is a practical tool for analyzing bio-based themes. Other results are a working document, a report, a scientific publication and a learning network between bio-based pilots.