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Tue, 24 Oct



Circular Bioeconomy Day

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Circular Bioeconomy Day
Circular Bioeconomy Day

Time & Location

24 Oct 2023, 09:30 – 15:00

Warszawa, Targowa 56, 03-733 Warszawa, Poland

About the event

The second day of Circular Week 2023, dedicated Circular Bioeconomy.

VENUE: Centrum Kreatywności Targowa

Time: 9:30  - 15:00 Registration: Link

Venue: Centrum Kreatywności Targowa, Targowa 56 street, Warsaw, google maps 9:30 – 11.30  | Session 1. Opening session: Systemic ecosystem for circular bioeconomy development national bioeconomy strategies

Discussion among UE Policymakers, Regional government representatives,  local administration, business, NGO and academia about circular bioeconomy strategies  and its role in circular economy transformation.

Introductory presentations:

  1. Tomasz Calikowski, PhD, European Commission, Policy Officer, Research & Innovation, Healthy Planet, Circular Economy and Biobased Systems,
  2. Maria Nikolopoulou, Member of the Trade Union Confederation of Workers' Commissions and President of the Association for the Development of Time Banks, EESC member, Workers' Group (Group II) and NAT Vice-President (online),
  3. “The Future of Bioeconomy for the European Agriculture”, Laurent Bleuze, Copa Cogeca,
  4. “Valorization of Industrial Waste: Opportunities and Challenges”, dr Vignesh Kumaravel International Centre for Research on Innovative Bio-based Materials, Lekshmi Gopakumari Satheesh Chandran Ph.D., Post-doctoral researcher,
  5. “How the BIOEASTsUP Project Shapes the Future of Polish Bioeconomy” - dr hab. Jerzy Kozyra Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation (IUNG),
  6. Pauline Buffing, Policy officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Government of the Netherlands (online).

Moderation: Agnieszka Sznyk, INNOWO

Panel discussion:

  1. Andrzej Grzyb - Member of Parliament,
  2. Laurent Bleuze - Copa Cogeca,
  3. Tomasz Calikowski, PhD - European Commission, Policy Officer, Research & Innovation, Healthy Planet, Circular Economy and Biobased Systems,
  4. Małgorzata Bojańczyk - Director of  the Association for Sustainable Agriculture & Food in Poland,
  5. Antony Buchan - Head of Local Authority Support, ReLondon.

11.30 - 11.45  |  Coffee break

11:45 – 13:00  |  Session 2. Circular Food Hub to tackle food waste in the cities, plant based product development.

Development of food hubs integrate circularity and food loss and waste prevention. It need collaboration between local communities, businesses and municipalities in the local neighborhood.

Introductory presentation:

  • "EIT Food: Innovating and Collaborating for a More Sustainable and Circular Food System." Ewa Rzeszowska, EIT FOOD

Keynote speeches:

  1. “The Warsaw Food Lab - public innovations to reduce food waste” - Natalia Boitot, International Projects Officer of the City of Warsaw.
  2. “The role of education on Food Circularity” - Simona Grande, Università di Torino (online).
  3. “How to best collect biowaste from households” - Theresa Mörsen, Waste & Resources Policy Officer, Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) (online).
  4. "Bioeconomy in Action: How Living Labs Drive Circular Economy Solutions",   Alexandru-Bucur Karshowsky, IRCEM (online).
  5. “Engaging stakeholders for the circular urban bioeconomy and replicating good practices in the HOOP and FoodLoops project” - Daniela Chaves, Carina Diedrich, CSCP (online).
  6. Filip Lundin, Sopköket.

13:00 – 14.00  | Lunch with life cooking

  • Filip Lundin, founder of Sopköket
  • Michał Godyń, chef at the Embassy of Sweden

14.00 – 15.30  | Session 3. Industrial symbiosis – biowaste and biomass as a source of energy, textiles, construction material, packaging

Potato, carrot and banana peels are true resources. The compost they make can replace chemical fertilizers and climate-damaging peat. Biogas generated from biowaste can substitute fossil fuels in the production of electricity and heating. it protects our climate, and stands for careful stewardship of our resources. During the session we will discuss new technology and potentials for its scaling up

Moderation: Michał Siwek BNP Paribas

Introductory presentation:

  • "Enhancing Economic Competitiveness through Local Industrial Symbiosis: A Practical Methodology", Armin Winter, Alchemia - Nova (15 min)
  • “CBE JU as a catalyst for innovation in the biobased sector: the example of the textile project portfolio”, Simone Maccaferri (CBE JU)  (15min),
  • Paul Davidson, Director of the Smart Sustainable, Plastics Packaging (SSPP) Programme, UKRI,
  • ”Recovery of bioenergy from industrial meat wastes” in the framework of the AccelWater project”, Lidia Paredes. Post-doctoral researcher at BETA Technological Center (UVic-UCC) (online).

Power speeches:

  • EcoBean, Kacper Kossowski,
  • Protix, Maurice Brenninkmeijer,
  • Surpluss, Peter Borland.

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