BBI JU project First2Run will host its final event on June 20 in Brussels. The conference will be dedicated to discuss First2Run results and the future perspectives of the bio-based industry in Europe.
First2Run aims at demonstrating the techno, economical and environmental sustainability at industrial scale of a first-of-kind value chain where low input and underutilized oil crops grown in arid and/or marginal lands and not in competition with food or feed, are exploited for the extraction of vegetable oils to be further converted into bio-monomers as building blocks for high added value bioproducts, biolubricants, cosmetics, bioplastics, additives through the integration of chemical and biotechnological processes.
By and co-products from the process will be valorised both for energy, feed for animals and added value chemicals productions in order to increase the sustainability of the value chain. Standardization, certification and dissemination activities will support the project in relation to increased marketability as well as social acceptability of developed biobased products in view of their penetration in the market.
Philippe Mengal, BBI JU Executive Director, will speak at a roundtable during the event.
For more information on First2Run: http://www.first2run.eu