About the Author: Ana Casillas

Innovation Consultant - Ana holds a B.Sc. degree in Biochemistry, which she completed in the Bioremediation department of Queen’s University (Kingston – CA) through the TASSEP Program, and a M.Sc. degree in Applied Plant Biology, both from the Complutense University of Madrid. She started her professional career developing projects in BIOPLAT (the Spanish Technology and Innovation Platform ‘Biomass for the Bioeconomy’) and continued as a Bioeconomy Advisor in the bioeconomy area of the Andalusian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Sustainable Development. Ana defines herself as a defender of the environment and critical thinking.

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EXPOBIOMASA Releases Videos Of Its Presentations: MainstreamBIO Opens The Round of Innovative Projects

On 9 May, Expobiomasa, the largest biomass recovery fair in Europe, hosted the workshop Inspiring practices for innovating with biomass, where INNOVARUM presented the MainstreamBIO project, which focused on the promotion of small-scale bioeconomy solutions in rural areas. The workshop, organised by AVEBIOM and open to more than 12,000 professionals from 40 countries attending the fair, included presentations of 20 projects on innovation in the bioeconomy and biomass technologies, highlighting areas for the creation of synergies. The day included several spaces reserved for networking, with the aim of establishing an environment to create significant synergies between all the participating projects. [...]

By |May 23rd, 2023|Categories: Innovarum in action, News: Innovarum Projects|Tags: |

The 21st of April Workshop Organised By Innovarum In Lleida Supports Circular Bioeconomy Of The Ebro Valley

More than 50 key agents from La Rioja, Navarra, Aragon and Catalonia have met to discuss and set a milestone in inter-territorial collaboration to promote local actions to boost the use of agricultural, livestock and forestry waste and resources. Everything starts from a reality that is as simple as it is overwhelming: the Ebro Valley is one of the geographical areas of Spain with the greatest agricultural and livestock activity, accounting for 30% of agricultural land and 30% of meat production, while at the same time, it has important forestry resources. We are talking about millions of tonnes of [...]

Small scale projects are boosting the bioeconomy: MainstreamBIO and BioRural

Since the publication of the European Bioeconomy Strategy in 2012, the deployment of the bioeconomy in Europe has been remarkable. The capacity of large biorefineries to achieve significant economic growth, creating large numbers of jobs while contributing to environmental sustainability, is visible in the implementation of large demonstration projects at European level. For example, in BBI JU (Bio-Industries Joint Undertaking) flagship projects, such as First2Run, LIGNOFLAG or FARMŸNG . However, to date, small-scale projects and biorefineries have been repeatedly overlooked, even though they hold great potential to provide great benefits at the rural level, on farms and smallholdings - [...]

By |December 9th, 2022|Categories: News: Bioeconomy & Agrifood sector, News: Innovarum Projects|Tags: |
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