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TITLE

Grass-based circular business models for rural agri-food value chains

OBJECTIVE

A total of 21% of Europe is covered by grassland. In large parts it is used for fodder or feedstock. However, some grassland areas are not economically viable for this use. In some cases the grass has a low nutritional value, in others the grassland areas are insufficient in size or accessibility. In addition, marginal land could be used to produce even more grass. All this grass has enourmous potential for new biobased businesses. The GO-GRASS project aims to unlock and harness this grass-based biomass potential to create additional business opportunities for farmers and producers in rural areas. By developing and integrating a set of small-scale bio-based technologies and innovative business models across four demonstration sites the project wants to reduce the dependency on fossil fuel and fossil-based products, while simultaneously strenghtening the rural community across Europe. Replicability will be tested in three follower countries.
ACRONYM

GO-GRASS

FUNDING SOURCE

H2020

WEBSITE https://www.go-grass.eu/
REPORT Not available
CROP CATEGORIES

Lignocellulosic

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PROJECT DURATION

2019-2023

PROJECT TYPE

IA

NUTS3

DE404 - Potsdam, Kreisfreie Stadt

CROP CATEGORIES

Lignocellulosic

KEYWORDS

Rural economy

Rural development

Grass

Grassland

Biobased

Environment

Agriculture

Organic protein

Biochar

Animal bedding

Grasspaper

Sustainable

Green

Biorefinery

Circular economy

Climate

Green recovery

Bioproducts

Biodiversity

Pyrolysis

Htc

OTHER GEOLOCATION
FUNDING SOURCE

H2020

FINAL REPORT

N/A

TOPICS

Harvest & logistics

Uses/applications

Processing

COORDINATOR

Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy

PARTNERS

Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

Aarhus Universitet

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB

Stichting Wageningen Research

Papierfabriek SCHUT BV

Investornet-Gate2Growth APS

IFAU APS

European Science Communication Institute gGmbH

Zabala Innovation Consulting, S.A.

Greenovate!Europe

Prospex Institute

Verein der Freunde des Deutsch-Polnischen Europa Nationalparks Unteres Odertal e.V.

Velas I/S

Noardlike Fryske Walden

Glommers Miljoenergi Aktiebolag

Mattson Nils Gunnar Ingemar

Asociatia Romana Pentru Agricultura Durabila

Union de Cooperativas Asociacion Galega de Cooperativas Agrarias

Okologiai Mezogazdasagi Kutatointezet Kozhasznu Nonprofit KFT

Hiemstra Bruin BV

A total of 21% of Europe is covered by grassland. In large parts it is used for fodder or feedstock. However, some grassland areas are not economically viable for this use. In some cases the grass has a low nutritional value, in others the grassland areas are insufficient in size or accessibility. In addition, marginal land could be used to produce even more grass. All this grass has enourmous potential for new biobased businesses. The GO-GRASS project aims to unlock and harness this grass-based biomass potential to create additional business opportunities for farmers and producers in rural areas. By developing and integrating a set of small-scale bio-based technologies and innovative business models across four demonstration sites the project wants to reduce the dependency on fossil fuel and fossil-based products, while simultaneously strenghtening the rural community across Europe. Replicability will be tested in three follower countries.

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