AXIA Innovation played an active role in both the consortium meeting and review session for the BIOMAC project, held over two days on February 1st and 2nd at the University of Padova in Italy. The purpose of the meeting was to assess the project’s progress from month 19 to month 36, identify any areas of opportunity for improvement, and plan for future actions.
The primary aim of the BIOMAC project is to establish an Open Innovation Test Bed (OITB) Ecosystem to facilitate the scaling up of Nanostructured bio-based materials (NBM) for market readiness and production. Within Work Package 6, AXIA is responsible for Task 6.5, which involves creating a Decision Support Tool within a web-based platform featuring an intuitive interface capable of running multiple scenario analyses to predict optimal solutions within complex chemistry pathways. This task required a thorough review of each value chain to develop a comprehensive understanding of all processes through a superstructure. This facilitated the creation of a database integrating environmental, economic, mass, and energy consumption data, along with the further development of a mathematical model using a specialized code. The milestone for this task was reached in month 35, with initial results obtained by running an optimization code in commercial software. Progress has also been made in designing the user interface.
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.