Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT oy
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is one of Europe’s leading research institutions, fully state-owned limited liability company. The special duty of VTT as an independent and impartial research centre is to promote the wide-ranging utilisation and commercialisation of research and technology in commerce and society. Through scientific and technological means, we turn large global challenges into sustainable growth for businesses and society. We bring together people, business, science and technology to solve the biggest challenges of our time. This is how we create sustainable growth, jobs and wellbeing and bring exponential hope.
VTT’s business areas include 1) Carbon neutral solutions focusing on energy systems, built environment, mobility and transport and hydrogen, 2) Sustainable products and materials including industrial biotechnology, food solutions, industrial chemistry, biomaterial processing and products, knowledge-driven design and cognitive production industry, and 3) Digital technologies that enable a safe and connected society.
Biomass Technology Group
BTG Biomass Technology Group BV (in short: BTG) is a company based in the Netherlands offering more than three decades of dedicated experience advancing the circular bio-based economy.
BTG brings together technology researchers, implementation engineers, consultants and business developers that cover the whole biomass value chain, and all phases from research to commercial implementation. We offer a range of services such as due diligence, (environmental) sustainability assessments, financial analyses, legal/regulatory issues, public acceptance, stakeholder engagement, policy advice etc. in the field of bioeconomy.
We also conduct contract research and develop proprietary biomass conversion technologies, help build capacity and promote market uptake, combining academic intelligence with practical field experience. Our patented innovations to produce advanced biofuels and bio-based intermediates are commercialised in spin-off companies.
Ecologic Institut gemeinnützige GmbH
Ecologic Institute is a transdisciplinary research organisation, whose focus is environmental research. Around 100 individuals working in international and interdisciplinary project teams conduct applied empirical research, undertake political analyses and prepare assessment reports. As a private, independent research entity, Ecologic Institute dedicates itself to working in societal-political aspects of sustainability research while bringing new knowledge into the field of environmental policy. Innovative research approaches, practical relevance, and a transdisciplinary working style ensure the excellent scientific quality and societal relevance of Ecologic Institute’s work. This work encompasses the entire spectrum of environmental topics, including the integration of environmental issues in other political fields. In this context, Ecologic Institute covers a range of projects, publications, events and presentations related to the bioeconomy, which focus on analysing the environmental, social and economic implications of bioeconomy development.
ECOS is an international NGO with a network of members and experts advocating for environmentally friendly technical standards, policies and laws. Our aim is to defend the environment at the tables where complex rules are decided. Our successes consistently impact standards and laws promoting the environment. We also work towards a more inclusive, open and transparent standardisation system, internationally and at the European and national levels, ensuring the appropriate use of standards in support of environmental legislation and policy.
In the field of environmental transparency, we support the development of relevant, comparable and reliable measurement and monitoring tools. There is a need to improve methodologies to assess, compare and reduce the environmental impacts of products, organisations and economies, at regional and global levels. We then advocate for environmental information to be used to drive the market towards sustainable practices, influencing policy makers, investment practices, customers and consumer choices.
ENIDE is a Barcelona based SME providing business technological innovation to sustainable mobility, logistics and smart technologies. Applying advanced technology to R&D projects, our highly skilled team offers a rich combination of technical knowledge, project management capabilities and practical experience. We drive success from end to end.
ISEAL supports ambitious sustainability systems and their partners to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges. With our growing global network and our focus on credible practices, we drive impact and make markets a force for good.
From the climate emergency and biodiversity crisis to human rights and persistent poverty, the world needs scalable and effective solutions. Our convening power and thought leadership accelerate positive change on these critical challenges, so companies and governments can meet their sustainability commitments and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
nova-Institut GmbH has been working in the field of sustainability since the mid-1990s and today focuses primarily on the areas of circular economy, bioeconomy and CO2 utilisation.
The independent company supports the chemical and plastics industries in the transition from fossil to renewable carbon – based on biomass, CO2 utilisation or recycling – through research and science-based consulting.
Both in accompanying research for innovation projects and in individual business consulting, nova’s interdisciplinary team covers the entire value chain. It works on all topics from raw materials, technology scouting and market research to economics, policy, life cycle assessments and sustainability, as well as support in communication and strategy development.
50 experts from different fields work together to defossilise the industry and create a climate-neutral future.
University of Utrecht
Utrecht University (UU) has been working on the sustainability assessment of biomaterials and bioenergy for over 25 years, and has been active in various networks and project assessing the sustainability of a wide variety of products, and publishing the results in high-quality, peer-reviewed and increasingly open access journals. We frequently carry out life cycle, circularity as well as techno-economic assessments of novel bio-based products, and are also involved in parallel in the Horizon Europe sister project Harmonitor.
University of Warsaw
The Faculty of Management was established in 1972 as part of the University of Warsaw. It is the oldest management school in Central and Eastern Europe. Nowadays, it is one of the most respected management education and research centers in Poland and East and Central Europe. The Faculty offers various programs of study on three levels of education – bachelor, master, and postgraduate studies. The high quality of our activity is confirmed by our high rankings in national and international league tables. Faculty of Management is ranked in the “A” research category of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, being a leading research institution in the field of management.