On the 6th and 7th of December the BioBIGG project held a two day cross-border workshop in Roskilde, Denmark addressing this question. During the workshop SMEs, universities and local authorities gave presentations on their approach to the implementation of a sustainable and circular bioeconomy with examples of promising utilisation of residues and development of biomass-based value chains.
The Danish SME, DACOFI, was one of the stakeholders that gave a presentation at the workshop. They presented their innovative technology for the filtration of biomass. One of the residues the company has been focusing on is brewers spent grain for the extraction of protein, fibers and vitamins, but the innovative technology has also been successfully applied to potato pulp as well as other types of biomass. Also, Guldborgsund municipality gave a presentation on their approach to developing a sustainable and circular bioeconomy at the local scale.
The second day of the workshop continued with a study tour to the local enterprise Solrød Biogas. Here the participants were first given an introduction to the implementation process – starting from the initial idea to the phase where the biogas plant was taken into operation and innovation efforts since then. Afterwards, participants were given a guided tour of the biogas plant that converts residual products into green energy, and fertiliser that is utilised by nearby farms with benefits for the climate and the environment.