LIFE EBP has two main objectives.
The first objective is to demonstrate the environmental, economic and social benefits of new biobased products (90% soluble biobased products BPs, 10% insoluble residues IR) in the sectors of municipal biowaste management, agriculture, and chemical industry in five EU countries (Italy, Cyprus, Greece, France and Spain), taken as case studies, by:
- replicating BPs/IR production process in real operational conditions using local municipal biowaste (MBW) as feedstock;
- validating BPs/IR performance as soil fertilizers, plant biostimulants/anti-pathogen agents, biopolymers to make plastics, surfactants to make detergents;
- confirming BPs/IR compliance with EU regulation to register BPs/IR according to Waste Management Policy, Common Agriculture Policy and REACH Policy;
- assessing BPs/IR marketability.
The second objective of LIFE EBP and based on the results of the pilot project is to encourage joint ventures among stakehoders in the sectors of waste management, agriculture and chemical industry and promote industrialisation of BPs/IR production and uses in all EU countries to maximise the impact of project results after the end of LIFE EBP.