Events

Åke presenting GAIA

Rotary study visit to GAIA factory – September 19, 2019

22 members of the Helsingborg Landborgen Rotary club made a study visit to GAIA’s factory. Åke Rosén told the story of an entrepreneur’s journey with focus on the story of Biodolomer, a bio-based, biodegradable and compostable material. Åke talked about the cooperation with EU and how the project is trying to influence the development of policies within the plastics business to make sure bio-based material is not percieved as traditional plastics. The group was very interested and as consumers they asked a lot of questions. The visit ended with a factory tour to see the production.

As thank you the Rotary club donated 500 SEK, in the name of GAIA to a school project for girls in Kosovo, read more at their home page:

https://helsingborg-landborgen.rotary2390.se/page/våra-projekt

 

Åke presents Biodolomer

It’s a better choice – seminars in the Nordic countries September 10-12, 2019

The Nordic Bioplastics Association invites the plastic business to be part of a road tour in the Nordic countries to educate and inspire stakeholders who wants to understand more about the opportunities with biobased plastics. The tour visited the capitals in Finland, Sweden and Norway during three days in September. The interest to participate in the seminars was very high, there even was a waiting list. During the three days alltogether 500 decision makers was reached by the information why biobased plastics is a better choice (compared to fossil) – already today.

Åke Rosén, the founder of GAIA BioMaterials was one of the speakers telling the story of the uniqueness of Biodolomer. Åke also marked the importance of being part of EU LIFE15 program for financial support to develop Biodolomer to become fully renewable, biodegradable and compostable. To make the presentation more lively Åke always brings products so the audience can feel, touch and test the material, which is very much appreciated.

Read more at: https://www.nordiskbioplastforening.se/

 

Bo Wallteg opeing the seminar in Stockholm

Bo Wallteg opening the seminar in Stockholm

More than 200 participants - a record for the Association

More than 200 participants in Stockholm – a record for the Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Delegation from Ghana to learn about Biodolomer August 19, 2019

GAIA presented Biodolomer for a delegation from Ghana that spent a week in Sweden learning about Swedish innovations within the waste management sector. Nine representative from the waste company Zoomlion together with three representative from Ghana Chamber of Commerce spent the day at NSR(Waste Company in Skane) and met with Öresundskraft, NMSR and GAIA, some of the companies,  that are currently part of the industry park, Verapark – the Circular Economy Centre of Helsingborg.

GAIA presented some products that are part of the EU LIFE project and the participens really liked the biomaterial, that is renewable, biodegradable and compostable. In the afternoon there was a round-table seminar arranged between the African company Zoomlion and the Verapark-companies.

Also attending at the study visit, was Mrs Jessica Magnusson, business developer at Verapark, Mr Kim Olsson, CEO of NSR and Verapark, boardmember of NSR Mr Michael Rosenberg, boardmember of NSR Mr Bo Lambertsson-Persson and NSR boardmember Arvid Straube.

 

 

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EASME visit to Biodolomer for LIFE project June 13-14, 2019

On June 13-14, representative from EASME and NEEMO visitied Biodolomer for LIFE to review the project. The first day was spent at GAIA to discuss the progress of the project and we finished with a guided tour of the new factory premises at Ättekulla. In the evening we went on a ferry trip with the world’s only electric ferry. The group was invited by the captain to learn about the unique technique from the control bridge. The trip was very much appreciated by our visitors.

The second day, the review continued and this time at the waste-power plant, Filbornaverket. After the review Martin Tofft, CEO at Öresundskraft Kraft&Värme presented the reasons why and the importance of taking the role as contributing beneficiary finishing off with  a round-trip in the plant. Kim Olsson, CEO of NSR ended the visit by presented why the waste company NSR is engaged in the project.

 

 

 

KOnrad Rosén GAIA BioMaterials

Biodolomer visit Multibiosol in Spain May 29 2019

LIFE Multibiosol is a project with several interesting touch points that tie with the Biodolomer for LIFE project. Both projects aim to show case products benefiting from being made from compostable biomaterial. The projects aim to show the environmental and social economic benefits on all stages of the life cycle. The visit was aimed to exchange experiences, learn more about the successful Multibisol project and have a 10 min talk about Biodolomer for LIFE. The aim was also to make new connections and find potential collaborations between the project participants.

Biodolomer for LIFE representative Konrad Rosén made a presentation the Biodolomer® material and the four products showcasing the functionally and quality of the final products. Konrad talked about the benefits of Biodolomer®.

Areas of disussion was for the conference:

  • benefits of using bio pouches and warps on produce to increase food quality, freshness and uniform color and look
  • the validation of mulch film f mulch film and the certification scheme OK COMPOST SOIL
  • on water treatment and plus and minus on mineral filler in biomaterials as a source for overfertilization
  • EEAD-CSIC discussed future plans to make further tests into why biomaterial help produce stay fresh for longer. GAIA have on several occasions seen the same positive results with packaging of fish and bananas, but the science behind these findings is still not fully explored
  • Aitiip Technology Centre discussed with Konrad on the future opportunities for bioplastic production in Spain and EU. The pros and cons and how to develop the European market in the years to come. The need for legislation and taxation of fossil based non compostable plastics in one time use products. A unified EU standard for waste management of used bioplastics

And excerpt from the final conference which Konrad found interesting on the effect on biobags on peaches:

“The main improvements found using biodegradable bags in the quality parameters were in the external appearance of the peaches. The reddish coloring found on some peaches disappeared with the use of opaque biodegradable bags, improving the peaches commercial quality and subsequently its sale price. In the same way, these bags improved the nutritional composition of the fruit and reduced pesticide residues.”

In the afternoon the Group visited Aiitip lab and production facility. It was interesting to see the lab setup and production facilities and listen to best practices when producing biomaterial.

 

 

 

 

Biodolomer products on display

Recycling Day May 14 2019

On May 14, Vera Park was the main partner on the year’s edition of the Recycling Day, an annual conference in the waste and recycling sector. This time with the theme of future trends that govern waste management. Here, among other things, various Vera Park companies in our booth, including GAIA with their products and information broschure appeared. Here we met a number of stakeholders who showed great interest in Biodolomer as material and for the project Biodolomer for LIFE. Among other things, there were food trays, cutlery and aprons in the Biodolomer material in the stand. 147 people came to the Recycling Day. Picture: Martin Dyberg
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Biodolomer for LIFE at Pack Point Nordic May 16 2019

GAIA representatives participated in the yearly conference, Pack Point Nordic May 16 in Stockholm. Different businesses with high interest in the packaging business met for a day to exchange and discuss. There were different themes on the agenda like sustainability, material development, design and function as well as trends. Some companies that were there was IKEA, Findus, Löfbergs and BillerudKorsnäs. GAIA had a small exhibition booth and got lot of interest from the visitors. App. 200 people were present.

http://www.packpointnordic.se

 

Åke talks to guests at the meeting

Biodolomer for LIFE seminar in Brussels April 25 2019

Biodolomer for LIFE invited professionals in the plastic business, professional organizations and cities/regions in EU to a breakfast seminar to discuss that it is possible already today to substitute 80% of the fossil volume plastics with the renewable, biodegradable and compostable material Biodolomer.

Åsa Webber, ambassador at the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU and Sebastien Paqout, member of the cabinett of commisioner Vella spoke about their view on fossil plastics and biomaterial. Åke Rosen, the founder of GAIA told the story of Biodolomer and showed many products made from the material that attracted a lot of attention among the audience. They were also given the opportunity to bring some products home for testing.

For a biobased material like Biodolomer to expand on the market it needs support from the legislation. Legislator needs to listen to researchers/specialists within the field of biomaterials in order to understand  just how far the development of degradable biomaterials has come and make decisions based on that understanding.

 

 

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:

Previous Events

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Lions Bjuv given presentation about Biodolomer® for Life

On January 18th Biodolomer® for LIFE welcomed the Bjuv Lions chapter to a visit at the NSR plant. The visitors were given a tour of the plant, as well as information concerning how recycling works. They were also given a presentation about Biodolomer® for Life and how products made from Biodolomer® can contribute to the circular economy due to its biodegradable and compostable qualities, which allows for it to be turned into biogas.

Biodolomer for Life would like to thank Lions Bjuv for visiting and for their interest in the project.


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 presented at “The Cultivating City Bazaar”

Biodolomer® for Life exhibited during “Den odlande stadsbasaren” (The Cultivating City Bazaar) at Oxhallen in Helsingborg on Saturday, February 10th.

The event was part of a pilot project to promote ”innovation for sustainable urban development in Helsingborg, Landskrona and Stockholm”. The aim is to explore the opportunities associated with green workplaces and companies. This as sustainable and integral neighbourhoods through urban cultivation is a strong trend in large cities globally.

During the event Biodolomer® for Life presented how products made from Biodolomer® can help further this aim through the innovative nature of the material.oxhallen_lowres_4

Biodolomer® is fully biodegradable biomaterial made with renewable ingredients. This to realize the goal of creating the circular economy.

Great interest in Biodolomer® for Life and Biodolomer®

Visitors and other exhibitors alike were very interested in hearing more about the Biodolomer for Life project and how it can contribute to closing the loop in the circular economy through its ability to be composted into mulch and biogas. They were also very very interested in hearing more about Biodolomer® and its unique qualities; being biodegradable and compostable, but especially how it can increase the shelf life of food when used as packaging material. Something to be expected considering the theme of the exhibition.

Biodolomer® for Life would thank the organizers of “Den odlande stadsbasaren” for inviting us.


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 will participate in Plastic Ocean Panel discussion in Ängelholm on February 26th

Plastic Ocean

On February 26th Biodolomer® for Life has been invited to participate during a panel discussion, during the screening of the film “Plastic Ocean”, 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.

Martin Dyberg, Strategic Communicator at NSR AB and Vera Park, is representing Biodolomer® for Life during the panel discussion and will share information about the project and the circular economy, as well as the benefits with Biodolomer®.

The panel discussion is taking place as part of the screening of the documentary film “Plastic Ocean”, which addresses the problems associated with 10 million tons of plastics ending up in the environment – in the ocean and on land – every year.

Interested in the film?

The film is screened on February 27th in Hörsalen, Ängelholms bibliotek, at 19:00; free entrance, no pre-booking.


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 exhibits in Helsingborg this Saturday (2018-02-10)

Biodolomer® for Life has been invited to exhibit during the Event “Den odlande stadsbasaren” (The cultivating city bazaar) at Oxhallen in Helsingborg on Saturday February 10th.

The event is part of a pilot project to promote “innovation for sustainable urban development in Helsingborg, Landskrona and Stockholm” and aims to explore the opportunities associated with green workplaces and companies, as sustainable and integral neighborhoods through urban cultivation is a strong trend in large cities globally.

During the event Biodolomer for Life will present how products made from Biodolomer® can help further this aim through the innovative nature of the material, which is fully biodegradable biomaterial made with renewable ingredients. This to realize the goal of creating the circular economy.

The exhibition will be open  between 12:00 – 16:00 and the event between 12:00 and 19:00

Biodolomer for Life hope to see you there!

Adress to the event:

Oxhallen
Bredgatan 25, 25225 Helsingborg, Sweden


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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December 26th Biodolomer® for Life will be at Lindab Arena for Rögle – Linköping game

Biodolomer® for Life – via NSR and Vera Park – has been invited to attend the SHL-game Rögle BK – Linköping on December 26th at Lindab Arena, in order to emphasize the club’s commitment to the environment and sustainable living.

From 13:45, when the Arena opens to the public, until 15:15, when the game starts, we will have an exhibition stand and inform about the Biodolomer for Life project, in particular:

  • The scope and aims of the Biodolomer for Life project, as well as what LIFE is.
  • Biodolomer and how it differs from plastics and other bioplastics
  • Biodolomer compared with other materials, such as paper, fossil plastics and other bioplastics

A wide range of sample products made from Biodolomer will be on display, showing how fossil plastics – as well as other materials – can be replaceed by Biodolomer.

We invite everyone interested in hockey and the environment to come visit us before face-off.

Read more about the game here


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/

#Biodolomerforlife #Biodolomer #Biomaterial #Bioplastics #LIFE #Rögle #SHL

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Biodolomer for Life participated at Vera Park event

On November 28th NSR AB and Vera Park presented the results from a survey undertaken by the University of Lund on behalf of Vera Park at Lindab Arena in Ängelholm. Vera Park also presented the new website that was launched just days before, including the section where the Biodolomer for Life project was presented.

 


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/

#LIFE25NATURA #BiodolomerforLife #Biodolomer #LIFE

 

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Biodolomer® for Life presented at sustainability event in Helsingborg

Biodolomer® for Life (hereafter Biodolomer for Life) has participated in the sustainability event “Framtidsjakten” (“Future Hunt”) in Helsingborg.

“Framtidsjakten” is an annual event that focuses on raising awareness among the students at three of Helsingborg’s upper secondary high schools with regards to sustainability based on a number of different criterias.

As part of the ambition to raise the awareness among the students concerning the circular economy and biodegradable biomaterials, representatives from Biodolomer for Life had been invited to make a presentation to students representing all the participating teams from each school.

During two half hour sessions, the students learned more about the LIFE program and how it supports environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU, one of which being the Biodolomer for Life project.

They were also shown how Biodolomer for Life intended to close the loop in the circular economy, in which the project members had very specific roles to play: GAIA BioMaterials responsible for developing a biomaterial – Biodolomer® (hereafter Biodolomer) that is not only renewable and biodegradable, but also generates biogas when composted, the municipality of Båstad responsible for identifying cost efficient ways of implementing the material into everyday operations by looking at the overall economic implications, and finally NSR AB responsible for ensuring that the biomaterial can be handled together with the rest of the organic waste stream to ensure that the composting is conducted in the most efficient way possible in order to ensure that all the products from the process (heating, CO2, biogas and mulch) are collected and used as input for generating new raw materials to be used as input in the production of Biodolomer.

Finally, Students were also told about the difference between not only plastics and biomaterials, but also what separates different biomaterials from each other, and why it is important to understand how these react when exposed to various conditions and situations. For example, not all bioplastics are biodegradable – unlike Biodolomer®, which is fully biodegradable – and the amount of CO2 released when incinerated is much higher for paper, as compared to both plastics and bioplastics, with Biodolomer being the material with by far the lowest CO2 levels.


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/

#LIFE25NATURA #BiodolomerforLife #Biodolomer #LIFE

 

Facsimile from SPF Seniorerna's web page (https://www.spfseniorerna.se/distrikt/skanedistriktet/foreningslista/spf-seniorerna-annetorp-glumslov/bildgalleri/aktuellt2/2017-10-18-studiebesok/)

Biodolomer® for Life hosted SPF Seniorerna Annetorp Glumslöv

On October 18th the local Annetorp Glumslöv chapter of SPF Seniorerna paid Gaia BioMaterials and the Biodolomer® for Life (hereafter Biodolomer for Life) project a visit to learn more about the company, biodegradable biomaterials made from renewable sources and Biodolomer for Life.

During the presentation GAIA BioMaterials founder Åke Rosén told visitors about the Biodolomer for Life project that the company is running jointly together with Båstad Municipality and NSR AB as part of the EUs LIFE program, with the purpose of finding solutions on how to close the loop for the circular economy, as well as the LIFE program itself and how it supports environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU, one of which being the Biodolomer for Life project. Mr. Rosén also showed examples of products made from the company’s unique biomaterial Biodolomer® and explained the qualities that makes it stand out, as compared to competing materials such as different sorts of plastics, other biomaterials and paper.

The visit also included a tour inside the production facility, where production process from raw materials – via pellets and film – to finished products were shown.

The Biodolomer for Life project wishes to thank SPF Seniorerna Annetorp Glumslöv for stopping by and hope that they found their visit to GAIA BioMaterials interesting.


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 participating at the LIFE platform meeting on plastic & the circular economy in Athens, Greece.

During September 21st – 22nd the National Technical University of Athens hosted the LIFE platform meeting on plastic recycling, in Athens (Greece).

Biodolomer® for Life’s representative at the Life project was Ulf Kullenius, Chairman of the Board of GAIA BioMaterials, one of three project partners; the other two being Båstad Municipality and NSR AB.

During his visit, Mr. Kullenius mentioned especially the two keynote speaker presentations on the role of plastics in a circular economy, from both the policy and from an industrial perspective. He also participated in a workshop in which LIFE project teams explained how they were increasing the amount of plastic waste going into the circular economy, as well as a workshop on bioplastics.

– I had been looking forward to the opportunity to learn more about what other initiatives that are out there, working on how to reduce the environmental impact of plastics, as well as closing the loop of the circular economy within the LIFE program. I am pleased to say that the LIFE platform meeting met my expectations, as I have gained a lot of new insights, made some new and exciting networking contacts that I look forward to share with the other project members, Mr. Kullenius said.

The LIFE platform meeting ended with a visit to the now closed LIFE project ENERGY-WASTE (LIFE09 ENV/GR/000307) north of Athens, where its gasification concept for the energy exploitation of the non-recyclable steam was demonstrated.


 

The Biodolomer® for LIFE project is a joint partnership between Båstad Municipality, GAIA Biomaterials AB and NSR AB aimed at showing how fossil-based and energy intensive plastics and packaging materials can be replaced by Gaia BioMaterials renewable and biodegradable biomaterial Biodolomer®, whilst at the same time contributing to closing the loop for the circular economy.

The Project has received financial support from EUs funding instrument for the environment and climate action, the LIFE programme.


 

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 GAIA BioMaterials

Read more about LIFE

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Helsingborgshem´s garden maintenance team at NSR AB in Helsingborg

A delegation of more than 30 people from Helsingborgshem’s garden maintenance team visited NSR in order to find out more about what happens with the waste when it comes to the recycling facility.

The guests were also presented with “Biodolomer® for Life”, an EU sponsored project within the LIFE program, where GAIA together with Båstad Municipality and NSR will evaluate the potential of the fully compostable and biologically degradable biomaterial Biodolomer®.


 “ 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 GAIA BioMaterials

Read more about Biodolomer for Life

 

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Biodolomer for Life exhibits at Swedish Open Tennis Tournament

With Båstad Municipality being one of the principal partners for Biodolomer for Life, the project was included into the Municipality’s exhibition at the 2017 Swedish Open Tennis Tournament.

Generally regarded as one of the most popular events on the ATP and WTA circus among both the players and the audience, the tournament’s exhibition hall proved to be an ideal place for introducing the Biodolomer for Life project to the public, as visitors were very interested in learning more about the project’s aim of developing a commercially viable circular economy, as well as the Biodolomer biomaterial and its applications.

Project Staff from Biodolomer for Life have been on site to guide and answer questions. Visitors have been impressed with the scope and ambition of the project, especially with the goal to create a circular economy based on a sustainable mindset combined with sound commercial considerations, and have left with a better understanding of what separates biomaterials from plastics – and from each other – as well as an appreciation for what must be done.


 “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 GAIA BioMaterials

Read more about Biodolomer for Life

 

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Biodolomer for Life at Swedish Open in Båstad

Film from Biodolomer for Life’s attendance at the Swedish Open Tennis Weeks in Båstad.

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