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BioÖkonomie im Non-Food-Sektor

Entwicklung einer grünen Produktionsstruktur, biobasierter Produkte und Vernetzung von Hochschulen, Kompetenzzentren und Universitäten

From 2015 to 2019, the INTERREG VA project “Bioeconomy in the Non Food Sector” developed new bio-based materials that contribute to a sustainable economy, conserve resources and help to reduce CO2. Under the leadership of the Ems Dollart Region (EDR), scientists and entrepreneurs worked together across borders. A total of 7.7 million euros was invested, of which 3.8 million euros came from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). In addition to the predefined “defined projects”, companies also had the opportunity to participate with innovative ideas in “open projects”. This resulted in various product and process innovations, such as a bike path made of biocomposites, a bio-based Tiny House, a compostable tying yarn for tomato growing, bio-based traffic signs, ingredients from Tagetes, a biological seed coating and yarns from algae for textiles.
The topics are further pursued in the INTERREG VA project “Bioeconomy – Green Chemistry”, where the focus is even more on ingredients from plants and fats for chemical applications and the establishment of production chains for the use of wetland plants.

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Planned project costs

7.773.971,16 €

Project Duration

1.6.2015 - 31.5.2019


Increase of cross-border innovation in the programme area

Lead Partner

Eems Dollard Regio

Project partners

Kompetenzzentrum 3N e.V., Hochschule Osnabrück Institut für Duale Studiengänge Lingen, KMU Bioökonomie, N.V. NOM - Investerings- en Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij voor Noord-Nederland, KMU Open projecten, Stichting Stenden Hogeschool (Green Pac/Stenden Pré), Overige kennisinstellingen,


Financer Amount
KMU Open projecten 331.099,24 €
Eems Dollard Regio 0,00 €
Provincie Drenthe 107.571,02 €
Hochschule Osnabrück Institut für Duale Studiengänge Lingen 64.970,42 €
EFRE / EFRO 3.886.985,08 €
Provincie Groningen 28.603,98 €
Provincie Noord-Brabant 66.009,94 €
Kompetenzzentrum 3N e.V. 189.587,67 €
Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat 366.721,02 €
Stichting Stenden Hogeschool (Green Pac/Stenden Pré) 422.681,53 €
Provincie Gelderland 3.667,33 €
KMU Bioökonomie 1.569.161,49 €
Provincie Flevoland 3.911,22 €
Provincie Fryslân 6.112,22 €
Overige kennisinstellingen 87.084,35 €
N.V. NOM - Investerings- en Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij voor Noord-Nederland 0,00 €
Provincie Overijssel 28.603,98 €
MB Niedersachsen 611.200,69 €