The AGRIFORVALOR seeks to meet this challenge by facilitating engagement between farmers/forest owners and stakeholders from Bio-industry, Research/ Academia and Innovation Agencies in order to bridge the research and innovation divide and stimulate market uptake of biomass resources into added value products.
Farmers and forest owners can have an important role to play as potential suppliers of side-streams. There may also be future opportunities to become active partners in biomass value chains as well as gaining both knowledge and support in exploiting emerging research and exploring business development.
The AGRIFORVALOR project has established three Biomass Innovation Design Hubs, in Ireland, Spain and Hungary.
In Ireland, the Hub partners include organisations such as the Institute of Technology Tralee (Hub Manager), the Irish Farmers Association, the Irish Forest and Forest Products Association (IBEC) as well as Teagasc.
Each Hub will support a national network of farmers and forest owners, together with suitable partners and technology stakeholders, to identify opportunities for the development of bio-products and new value chains. This will be achieved via the sharing of identified innovations and best practice within and across the hubs and providing the follow-up business development supports required.
The Irish Hub network is open to all with an interest in adding value to biomass, individuals can join by registering here.
This will provide members with access to the extensive knowledge and expertise base of the EU wide AGRIFORVALOR team.
Get more information on the AGRIFORVALOR Project
Sidestream Value Tool – Database
As part of the AgriForValor network you can now gain access to a database of state-of-the-art in biomass valorisation from across Europe.
To access the database, just register on the AgriForValor Website
By registering you can access information on biobased market leaders such as Novamont, Reverdia and Fortum, in addition to pilot scale and research outputs from leaders in biobased innovation such as Wageningen University, University of Ghent and the University of Stuttgart.
In addition to access to state-of-the-art and technologies in development, exploring the ‘Sidestream Value Tool’ may uncover potential synergies which could be valuable, particularly with the upcoming BBI call.
The AgriForValor team in Ireland can facilitate connections and introductions of interest to help you progress your biobased innovations and activities. For more information or to follow up with any of the companies listed in this database contact James Gaffey: firstname.lastname@example.org or Helena McMahon email@example.com