Åke Rosén and Jan Boberg at Biodolomer stall

Biodolomer at Industry Days – invited by EU Commission, 5-6 February 2019

Biodolomer for LIFE Project was invited to Industry Days by the EU Commission. Biodolomer for LIFE Project was represented by Åke Rosén and Jan Boberg from GAIA Biomaterials and Eva Stål from Öresundskraft energy company/NSR waste company. The project was exposed to 1500 delegates and there was high interest in understanding how bio-based plastics can substitute fossil-based plastics. We got many new contacts which hopefully will lead to future business.

EU Industry Days 2019 focused on key industrial challenges such as sustainability, digitalisation, investment and globalisation. The event, on 5-6 February, demonstrated how EU industrial policy benefits European citizens and provide input for future policy making.

EU Industry Days gathered around 1,500 participants from across Europe and beyond, including stakeholders representing industry, trade unions, national and regional authorities, and civil society. More than 30 projects funded by the European Union showcased their innovation in the Grand Hall at The Egg during the Industry Days event.

The exhibitors were grouped under 5 different thematic areas:

  • industrial materials – Biodolomer for LIFE
  • energy
  • robotics
  • factories of the future
  • skills
  • fashion industry
    Substitute 80% of fossil-based plastics

    Substitute 80% of fossil-based plastics

    Circular bioeconomy

    Circular bioeconomy

CEO Peter Stenström about the new factory at Ättekulla in Helsingborg

Media Day at new GAIA factory at Ättekulla, 24 January 2019

 

GAIA Biomaterials invited the media, both local media but also national special magazine and partners to a breakfast where CEO Peter Stenström and founder Åke Rosén presented the new factory and how far the development of the biobased plastic Biodolomer has come. Among the speakers were Kim Olsson, CEO NSR and Anders Östlund, CEO Öresundskraft, the two partners in the Biodolomer for LIFE project.

Anders stated that in 10 years Öresundskraft will not burn fossil plastics to produce energy anymore. The goal is to produce energy from renewable sources like biobased plastics. That is why Öresundskraft has taken the role of Coordinating Beneficiary in the Project.

The response from media was very positive.

One article from Ny Teknik: https://www.nyteknik.se/premium/skanefabrik-siktar-pa-100-procent-biobaserad-plast-6946198

 

Factory walk

Factory walk

Biodolomer granulate

Biodolomer granulate

Test of Biodolomer spoon

Cutlery test at RÖGLE hockeygame, 13 November 2018

There were more than 4400 visitors being exposed to the taste event and the small exhibition of products and communication as part of the Biodolomer for LIFE project. About 400 people tried the spoon and 23(6%) was asked to answer some questions about function and comfort.

A majority found the spoon stable, user friendly and comfortable compared to other single use cutlery made of other materials. When the respondent was informed that the spoon was made of bio-based plastics more than 2/3 responded positively and were surprised by the fact that is possible to make qualitative products from bio-based material.

 

Want to know more how RÖGLE, a Swedish hockey-team is supporting a more sustainable world: http://gronvithallbarhet.se/

 

Small exhibition of Biodolomer products

Small exhibition of Biodolomer products

Interview and dialogue with respondents

Interview and dialogue with respondents

 

Åke Rosén talks about sustainable biobased plastics

Biodolomer at the food fair – “Food talks”, 25 October 2018

Biodolomer for LIFE project was invited to the food fair “Food talks” with the theme “The sustainable meal”. Mr Åke Rosén gave a speech about biodolomer in the afternoon with the title “Is there a life after plastics”. The lecture ended with interesting questions from the audience, and discussions.

Facts:

  • 160 people –  chefs, food designers, farmers, food producers, restaurateurs, students
  • 22 exhibitors
  • 17 lecturers

Links:

Display of Biodolomer products and prototypes

Biodolomer at ScanPack – biggest packaging fair in northern Europe, 23-26 October 2018

GAIA BioMaterials visited ScanPack in Gothenburg, the biggest packaging fair in northern Europe. The founder Åke Rosen and CEO Peter Stenström together with the team was present. GAIA launched a food container made of Biodolomer which recieved a lot of interest. Biodolomer leaflets was handed out. The target audience was purchasers and plastic producers.

“- Focus for the fair was on digital solutions, both in the production but also in the packaging itself. Sustainability is still very strong and also the importance of design and some trends for the future”,  summarized Anna Lena Friberg, business responsible for the fair.

Facts about ScanPack:

  • 16 550 total visitors
  • 12 900 visitors(unique)
  • 3 600 registered exhibitors
  • 463 exhibitors from 30 countries

https://scanpack.se/fokusomraden-2018/

Handing out the Biodolomer leaflet

Handing out the Biodolomer leaflet

 

 

 

 

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ICA Höganäs – Environmental week, 3 October 2018

The grocery store ICA Höganäs invites customers every year for an inspiring event called “Environmental

week”. This year the customer could enjoy a fact based environmental walk with mechanical

communication along the customer walk throughout the store. The visitors was invited to learn

about activities the ICA store is doing to lower the negative impact on the environment.

Everything from small every day tips how to minimize food waste to tasty tasting of “tired”

vegetable. The main attraction this day was the blind test of the Biodolomer plastic bag compared

to a fossil based plastic bag.

 

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Links: https://www.ica.se/ica-tar-ansvar/miljo/miljokassen/

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Biodolomer for LIFE to present at conference focusing on plastics in the circular economy in Helsingborg on April 26th 2018

Åke Rosén, founder of GAIA BioMaterials, will deliver a speech at “Recyclingdagen i Helsingborg”, focusing on the additional benefits of bioplastics – Biodolomer® in particular – as compared with other materials and how it all links into the circular economy and Biodolomer for LIFE.

“Recyclingdagen i Helsingborg” is an annual event arranged by the magazine Recycling, Sweden’s leading news company covering the recycling and waste management industries from a B2B perspective. This year’s theme is “Plastics’ role in the  circular economy”.

Read more about Recyclingdagen here: http://recyclingdagen.se/


The “Biodolomer® for Life” project is focused on closing the loop in the circular economy through the introduction of Biodolomer® – a fully biodegradable biomaterial – and is part of the EUs LIFE program; the financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU.

This publication is produced with the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union. It reflects only the author’s view and the Agency/Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

Read more about “Biodolomer® for Life” here: www.biodolomerforlife.se

Read more about LIFE here: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/

Ecobox presenterar sin produkt och samarbetet med GAIA BioMaterials.

Biodolomer® for Life and GAIA BioMaterials presented to students and public in Helsingborg, 10 April 2018

Åke Rosén, founder of GAIA BioMaterials was invited to make a presentation for upper High School students at Thorén Business School in Helsingborg, Sweden on the subject of sustainable entrepreneurship in Helsingborg April 10 2018. Local business people were also invited to attend.

Benefits from Biodolomer®

During his presentation, Mr. Rosén presented GAIA BioMaterials revolutionary new biomaterial Biodolomer® and the benefits, which are:

• Fully Biodegradable and compostable
• Based on renewable resources
• Extended shelf life of packaged fresh food
• Reduced CO and CO2 emissions when incinerated as compared to paper and plastics
• Seamlessly links into the circular economy, as it can be biodegraded into biogas and mulch

Mr. Rosén continued to talk about how all this fits neatly into the Biodolomer® for Life project, part funding via EU’s LIFE programme. The project aims to show how the loop in the circular economy can be closed by using Biodolomer® instead of current materials, given the fact that Biodolomer® is an ideal material for the circular economy.

Finally, the young entrepreneurs of Ecobox, a student company with which GAIA has had a close cooperation in developing “doggie bag” cartons for leftovers at restaurants presented their company and products. Products of course made from Biodolomer®.


Disclaimer

The “Biodolomer® for Life” project is focused on closing the loop in the circular economy through the introduction of Biodolomer® – a fully biodegradable biomaterial – and is part of the EUs LIFE program; the financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU.

This publication is produced with the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union. It reflects only the author’s view and the Agency/Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

Read more about “Biodolomer® for Life” here: www.biodolomerforlife.se

Read more about LIFE here: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/

 

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Biodolomer for Life participated in panel discussion on plastic pollution

On February 26th Biodolomer® for Life was invited to participate in a panel discussion regarding the growing problem of plastic pollution in the oceans, as fossil plastics add to the plastic sea belts, as well as the microplastics content, causing great harm to both environment and wildlife.

The panel discussion was held in conjunction with the screening of the new documentary “Plastic Ocean”, which highlights the rapidly growing problems with plastics in the oceans. The screening took place in Ängelholm and was attenced by leading local politicians and scientists focusing on the problems with plastic pollution.

Martin Dyberg, Strategic Communicator at NSR AB and Vera Park, was representing Biodolomer® for Life during the panel discussion, during which he shared information about the project and the circular economy, as well as showing samples of products made from Biodolomer®, such as shopping bags, waste bags, food trays and bottles, which will not only contribute to solving the problems with plastc pollution, but also help closing the loop in the circular economy by turning into mulch and biogas when in an industrial compost.

“A real eye opener regarding plastic pollution”

According to Martin Dyberg, the film was a real eye opener to the problems in the ocean caused by plastic pollution:

– I didn’t think it was this bad, the situation really is alarming, says Martin Dyberg

Biodolomer for Life would like to thank the organisers of the film screening for Inviting us – and Martin Dyberg for his excellent contributions during the panel discussion.


Disclaimer

The “Biodolomer® for Life” project is focused on closing the loop in the circular economy through the introduction of Biodolomer® – a fully biodegradable biomaterial – and is part of the EUs LIFE program; the financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU.

This publication is produced with the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union. It reflects only the author’s view and the Agency/Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

Read more about “Biodolomer® for Life” here: www.biodolomerforlife.se

Read more about LIFE here: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/