(Regional circular economy models and best available technologies for biological streams)

Objective: The BIOREGIO project aims at improving regional policies through increased focus on circular economy of biological streams. These streams comprise food waste/bio waste, municipal and industrial sludge and agricultural residues, which can be treated with similar technologies. BIOREGIO will improve knowledge related to policies and technologies of biological streams and increase the low recycling rates of these materials. In the project, the expertise of best available technologies, e.g. bio refinery, biogas production, and relevant operation models, e.g. ecosystems, networks and administrative cooperation, will be transferred. Interregional cooperation will enhance the understanding among staff members in authorities and participating organisations to better comprehend the possibilities for closing the loops of biological streams, e.g. as is fertilizers and biofuels, instead of disposal.

LHTEE Contribution: LHTEE is the regional partner along with the Regional Development Fund of Region of Central Macedonia. LHTEE is contributing through regional policy assessment and through the coordination of local stakeholder group meetings.

Funded by: European Regional Development Fund ERDF through Interreg Europe Programme

Major Partners:

  1. Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  2. Regional council of Paijat-Hame, Finland
  3. Deputy Regional Ministry for Environment, Spain
  4. Slovak University of Agriculture, Slovakia
  5. Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Greece
  6. Region of Central Macedonia, Greece
  7. National Research and Development Institute for Chemistry and Petrochemistry, Calarasi Subsidiary, Romania
  8. Association of the Chambers of Agriculture of the Atlantic Area, France