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Geonardo to promote sustainable metal supply

BIOMIMIC is a two-and-a-half-year project launched in 2018 and funded by the European Union´s Horizon 2020 Programme under the ERA-MIN 2 initiative. This project aims at addressing the challenge of extracting metals, while leaving the remaining material free from toxic substances. Geonardo is contributing to this project by increasing the project´s visibility in the Central Eastern Europe region and establishing synergies with other relevant initiatives such as the BRAVO (Bauxite Residue and Aluminium Valorisation Operations) European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials Commitment.

Business Seminar on Circular Economy

On 11 April 2019, the Business Seminar on Circular Economy was held at Loffice, in Budapest. The event was organized under the Circular Point initiative of the Foundation for Circular Economy and Geonardo. Mr. Jyri Arponen, Senior Lead in Business Development from SITRA introduced the concept of circular economy and its relevance for the manufacturing industry. The presentation provided practical tips and know-how to the manufacturing industry to apply circular economy practices in their day-to-day activities by showcasing best practices. The Ambassador of Finland H.E. Mr. Markku Virri delivered inspiring words to the participants coming from the manufacturing and private sector, academia and associations and foundations interested in the topic of Circular Economy.

Geonardo becomes member of Greenovate! Europe

Geonardo has become a member of Greenovate! Europe in October 2018. Greenovate! Europe is a not-for-profit membership group which enables co-operation in green innovation projects covering all parts of the innovation value chain. Greenovate! Europe is headquartered in Brussels and its members come from 14 EU Members States. Geonardo’s membership was officially welcomed at the latest general assembly of Greenovate! Europe, which took place in Potsdam in December 2018.

Geonardo’s new H2020 project to tackle urban biowaste

Geonardo attended the kick-off meeting of the project SCALIBUR (Scalable Technologies for Bio-Urban Waste Recovery) on 14-15 November 2018 in Valencia, Spain. The meeting was hosted by the Packaging, Transport and Logistics Research Center – ITENE, the project coordinator. The four-year project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme, and 21 partners form part of the consortium. SCALIBUR aims at inspiring a revolution in urban biowaste recycling in Europe by demonstrating a range of innovative technologies to produce high value-added products such as bioplastics and biopesticides. Geonardo is leading the design and development of the e-learning platform and a training kit for municipalities, communities and entrepreneurs to replicate the project’s solutions in Europe.