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Title BO-03-005 Green Resources and Biobased Economy
Period 01 / 2006 - unknown
Status Current
Research number OND1318514

Abstract

Green Resources
Twenty to thirty percent of the total amount of green resources imported or grown in the Netherlands has either an application in the non-food area or is considered as waste. Applications are found for the larger part in feed, but due to diminishing livestock and changing legislation this market is shrinking.
These green resources, however, can be applied in high-value, safe, consumer products, materials, chemicals and fuels. Besides the need for development of new technologies to make these applications viable, this also calls for new links between the agrifood industry and the chemical (and other) sectors.
For this to become possible, new technological options should be developed for the release of valuable materials from biomass and the further development of these materials into products, via sustainable processes. Furthermore knowledge should be built-up on how to link different industrial sectors around new products and processes and what the role of various stakeholders (government, industry and research institutions) in this process can be. Also knowledge is needed on the critical success factors of the process of innovation when various industrial partners in different sectors are involved.
Technological knowledge is built up around three spearheads:
- Building blocks for green chemistry
- Natural complexity for functionality
- Keys for green processes

Biobased economy.
One of the main bottleneck in bringing biobased products to the market is the fact that they often require new production chains consisting of partners that do not know each other and each other s technology on beforehand. Production chains will therefore not come into being automatically and direction is needed. The theme focuses around the identification of critical success factors that determine whether or not an innovation will make it to the market and the role needed of different stakeholders, including government, research institutions and industry, in the process will be determined. The research will comprise of pilot projects around concrete technical innovations that meet the market introduction barriers and different ways to tackle these barrieres will be investigated.

Publications of this programme are available Here

Abstract (NL)

Doel
Relevant research topics for the year include: Supply and demand elasticity s of agricultural land Opportunities and threats of relocation of Dutch agribusiness activities to foreign countries Development of sustainability benchmarks for the livestock breeding sector. Development of a Competitiveness Monitor that contains a set of indicators that give insights in the competitive power of Dutch agricultural sectors Scanning developments regarding Agribusiness parks (ABP s) Quantifying effects of a service network in a particular case Development of a food mile evaluator

Met de instelling van het Innovatieberaad in 2005 is een helder focuspunt neergezet voor de uitwerking van het innovatiebeleid binnen LNV en voor de samenwerking met kennisinstellingen en bedrijfsleven. Het initiatief voor innovaties dient bij het bedrijfsleven zelf te liggen. LNV hecht echter aan gezamenlijke verkenning, analyse en agendaopbouw zodat het innovatiebeleid optimaal kan aansluiten bij de innovatieopgaven van het bedrijfsleven. Voor de beoogde versterking van de innovatie-inzet vanuit LNV worden in "Kiezen voor Landbouw" verbinden, transparantie, faciliteren en vraagsturing genoemd als "principes van de nieuwe innovatieformule van LNV .

Binnen het thema innovatie kunnen de onderstaande kennis-onderdelen worden onderscheiden. Deze kennisonderdelen dragen bij tot een betere afstemming van onderzoek op de wensen van de ondernemers

1. Input voor het inrichten van een optimaal innovatiebeleid van LNV .
2. Initiƫren, stimuleren en faciliteren van vraaggestuurde, duurzame en beleidsmatig gewenste innovaties die leiden tot een verbeterde economische concurrentiepositie van partijen in de agroketen

Publicaties bij dit programma zijn beschikbaar via deze Link

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Related people

Project leader Ir. K. Molenveld

Related research (upper level)

Classification

A20000 Plant production and animal production
D43000 Economics

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