What are typical barriers in developing products for the new bioeconomy? What support does your company need in the development process? Come and get inspired by interesting presenters and case studies!

  • Meet researchers and innovative companies with a focus on major value chains: sugar, straw, wood, industrial and household food wastes
  • Talk to experts on e.g. crop production, agricultural residue recovery, protein extraction, bioenergy and sustainability assessment!
  • Get inspiration and find out how you can develop products for the bioeconomy!

This conference is part of the Interreg project Biomass-based Innovation and Green Growth (BioBIGG). The BioBIGG project seeks to strengthen the SME innovation capacity by the means of cross-border knowledge transfer, advisory activities and preparation of pilot projects and investments in the new bioeconomy.

The partner behind the BioBIGG project aim to support the development of the low-carbon, resource efficient and circular economy, in which new biomass-based materials and products are introduced to substitute fossil-based materials and products in the participating regions. In this respect, the bioeconomy is a unique platform for innovation efforts and business opportunities.

Yet, there is a need to empower small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and other actors to participate in bioeconomy development in the South Baltic Area. All regions located within the South Baltic Area have a significant amount of unutilised biological resources that could serve as feedstock to produce innovative biomass-based products and services.

BioBIGG is aiming at unlocking these innovation potentials related to unutilised biological resources, especially residuals and by-products found in and along the agro-industrial value chains, such as grain production, sugar beet production, vegetable production and handling, forestry and wood product manufacturing, new crops etc.

Time and place

Tuesday 18 June 2019, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Crafoordsalen, Sundsvägen 14, Alnarp

Conference fee

The conference is free of charge, but a 500 SEK no-show fee applies. Cost for accommodation are not covered.


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Swedish University of Agricultural Science (SLU), Partnerskap Alnarp and the BioBIGG project

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We recommend the Scandic Stortorget hotel in Malmö for your stay. A bus transfer to Alnarp and back will be organized. Please indicate your need for transfer in the registration form below.

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Program, Bengt Malmberg, Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), moderator for the conference


Registration and coffee


Welcome and presentation of the program

Lena Ekelund Axelsson, vice dean of the LTV faculty at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Annika Kruuse, Head of Environment at Regional development, Region Skåne


Presentation session

Biochar- using by-products to improve climate and environment, Sven-Olof Bernhoff, Skånefrö

Wetland biomass for district heating- the Agrotherm GmbH, Anke Nordt, Greifswalder Moorzentrum, Germany

Utilizing the potato starch feedstock fully- protein, fiber and fruit juice, Eva Edlund Tjernberg, Lyckeby Starch

The future of biomaterials and possibilities for a regional production of polymers, Åke Rosén, Gaia BioMaterials

Circular economy principles applied to a potato value chain- a Polish symbiosis, R. Bochniak, A. Golabek, R. Andrzejczyk, P. Dabrowski, D. Mikielewicz, J. Wajs, University of Gdansk

Intermediate crops as sustainable feedstock for protein extraction, Thomas Prade and William Newson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)


Lunch break- Exhibition about innovative uses of industrial hemp

Hemp oil production, Gun Hagström, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)


Unlocking the potentials of a circular bioeconomy in Regions, Tyge Kjær, University of Roskilde, Denmark


Workshop around thematic tables- What is needed to help innovation of sustainable products for the bioeconomy?


Presentation of workshop results and discussion


Concluding remarks