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Leader-Team spearheading the demonstration of two value chains

The BioValue Project Leaders and the Competence center Leaders met with the platform for Socioeconomics, Sustainability and Ethics (SeSE) in November for a working day of describing in details the two value chains to comprise BioValue’s final scenarios. The team will during 2017 collect detailed data on yields, economics and upscaling issues within the value chain for green biomass (exemplified by clover grass) and yellow biomass (exemplified by wheat straw) which have now been partly demonstrated by each BioValue project. By summer 2018 the outcome will a thorough modeling for several variations of the value chain scenarios.

Update on the pool for Innovation projects:

After BioValue Board’s assessment of applications for the Innovation-pool, the remaining funds are 1,7 million DKK. The funds are open for application, following the guidelines described on the website. Please be aware that dialogue with the Administrator of the pool (Anders Iversen, and the Competence center leaders are essential for a well-fitted application on biomass refinement for high-value products.

Apply before February 22, 2017, at 12 o’clock for the next (and maybe final) round. The board will assess the applications on their upcoming meeting in mid-march.

New Innovation project granted to “old” partners:

Saponin Innovation Center Europe IVS (SICE) has been granted an innovation project on “Multi-string high-value biomass refining of waste from sugar cane, including bagasse”. The project is a collaboration between SICE, KU, DTI, DTU, and Inbiom to investigate if the SICE/DTI-developed multi string refining method can, in an economically feasible way, utilize the waste from sugar production from sugar cane and extract high-value products. The products to be assessed in the business plan are saponin, carbohydrates, proteins, oils, fibers etc. The outcome will be a business plan indicating the financial effect of product exploitation and technology implementation based on large sugar plants in Kenya.

SICE was established as a result of a previous innovations project, the Saponin project, see the results here. The project runs until July 2017 and is granted 324.000 DKK.