Budget: € 3.608.613,20

Duration: May 2017 – May 2020

Description: A multi-actor collaborative Research and Innovation Action (RIA) coordinated by Unitelma Sapienza University and including 15 partners from 11 European countries – has been awarded three-year Horizon 2020 funding.

STAR-ProBio supports the European Commission in the full implementation of European policy initiatives, including the Lead Market Initiative in bio-based products, the industrial policy and the European Bio-economy Strategy.

STAR-ProBio does so by developing sustainability assessment tools for bio-based products, and by developing credible cases for bio-based products with the highest actual market penetration and highest potential for the future markets.

STAR-ProBio integrates scientific and engineering approaches with social sciences and humanities-based approaches to formulate guidelines for a common framework promoting the development of regulations and standards supporting the adoption of business innovation models in the bio-based products sector.

The aim of STAR-ProBio is to cover gaps in the existing framework for sustainability assessment of bio-based products, and improve consumer acceptance for bio-based products by identifying the critical sustainability issues in their value chains.

Area Europa’s Role: Area Europa supports the Interdepartmental Center for Environmental Sciences (CIRSA) of the University of Bologna in the technical and financial management of the project

Program: HORIZON 2020

Areas: Environment and climate change

Services: Project management

Partners: Unitelma Sapienza University of Rome, University of York, TechnischeUniversitaet Berlin, Agricultural University of Athens, DeutschesBiomasseforschungszentrumGemeinnuetzige GMBH, SQ Consult, University of Bologna – Alma Mater Studiorum, UniwersytetWarminskoMazurski W Olsztynie, ChemProf, Quantis Sàrl, NOVAMONT, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency – Naturvardsverket, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, agroVet GmbH, European Environmental Citizens Organisation For Standardisation