On 9th April the BBI JU, Horizon 2020 Biobridges, BIOVOICES projects, in collaboration with the Biella and Vercelli Chamber of Commerce, CNR, European Bioeconomy Network, Bionet Green Chemistry, Civic Green Wave and the BIOPEN project organized in Biella the Mobilization and Mutual Learning Workshop entitled "The Bioeconomy as an opportunity for territorial relaunch based on local resources".
The aim of the day was to stimulate and facilitate collaboration between stakeholders for the creation of shared action plans to promote regional development based on the territorial resources of Piedmont, with a focus on the textile sector.
Patrizio Salice – Novamont R&D expert for new materials and technologies - attended the session "The textile industry of the future - The opportunities represented by the circular bioeconomy for the revitalization of the textile industry in a sustainable way", where he illustrated the research activities carried out within EFFECTIVE, the European project funded by the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU). Mr. Salice illustrated how the EFFECTIVE project intends to demonstrate innovative and economically viable routes for the production of bio based polyamides and polyesters from renewable feedstocks to obtain fibres and films with enhanced properties, market competitiveness and increased sustainability.
During the morning more than 30 speakers shared their good practices, research, ideas, projects and solutions. The outcomes from the speakers’ presentations were the basis for stimulating the afternoon working groups involving