AXIA Innovation actively participated in the consortium meeting for the BIOMAC project, which took place over two days on June 29th and 30th at the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEPP) in Ghent, Belgium. The meeting was focused on reviewing the project’s progress and outlining future directions.
The primary objective of BIOMAC is to establish an Open Innovation Test Bed (OITB) Ecosystem that facilitates the scaling up of Nanostructured bio-based materials (NBM) for market readiness and production.
During the meeting, AXIA presented their work related to the Value Chain assessment and Decision Support Tool, which is a crucial aspect of WP6. This work involved conducting a comprehensive review of the value chain, encompassing biomass fractions, intermediate monomers, nanocomposites, and final nano biopolymers. The aim was to gain a holistic understanding of the entire value chain, enabling the development of a database that integrates environmental, economic, mass, and energy considerations. This comprehensive database is being utilized as input for the optimization code. The ultimate goal is to create a web-based platform that can simultaneously solve and predict optimal solutions using the optimization model.
The meeting also included a visit to the BBEPP’s pilot plant, where the progress of each of the 5 Test Cases was discussed, and the final selection of test cases through the open call process was made. This gathering provided an excellent opportunity for AXIA to engage with other consortium partners, fostering discussions, sharing perspectives, and planning future steps.
For those seeking further information on the BIOMAC project and its recent advancements, the project website serves as a valuable resource to explore: www.biomac-oitb.eu
Topic: DT-NMBP-04-2020 – Open Innovation Test Beds for nano-enabled bio-based materials (IA)
This project has received funding for the European Union H2020’s research and innovation program under the grant agreement number 952941.