BRC-Oulu and the University of Oulu join the A.Spire and Bio-based Industries Consortium

The University of Oulu and BRC-Oulu community have joined to two major public-private partnerships that team up with European Commission to advance the industrial beneficiation of  bioeconomy and sustainable processing of biomass.

A.SPIRE aisbl is an international non-profit association formed to represent the private sector as a partner in the Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency (SPIRE) Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to be launched as part of the Horizon2020 framework programme. A.SPIRE was established through the joint efforts of 8 industry sectors: chemical, steel, engineering, minerals, non-ferrous metals, cement, ceramics and water. The mission of A.SPIRE is to ensure the development of enabling technologies and best practices along all the stages of large scale existing value chain productions that will contribute to a resource efficient process industry. Through purposeful cooperation across all sectors and regions, A.SPIRE has developed a multi-year, strategic and dynamic roadmap that will address research, development and innovation activities as well as policy matters towards the realisation of its 2030 targets. The ultimate goal is to promote the deployment of innovative technologies and solutions required to reach long term sustainability for Europe and its process industries in terms of global competitiveness, ecology and employment.

The Bio-based Industries Initiative is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) between the European Commission and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC). Biobased Industries will optimize land use and food security through a sustainable, resource-efficient and largely waste-free utilisation of Europe’s renewable raw materials for industrial processing into a wide array of biobased products: Advanced transportation fuels, Chemicals, Materials, Food ingredients and feed, and Energy. The mission is to foster ‘radical innovation’, from R&D and deployment to market pull, to deliver biobased products superior, or at least comparable to, their non-biobased products in terms of price, performance, availability and environmental benefits. The bio-based industries will focus on those sectors of the economy that supply and use only renewable biological resources, and produce biobased materials, goods and fuels, traversing the entire value-chain from field to biorefinery to end consumer.


Last updated: 28.10.2013