Every year, in Europe, 33 Million of tons of bio-based materials are wasted.
These cheap bio-based resources could instead be used as feedstocks by all the companies in the nascent sector of the Bio-Economy to produce fuels, fibres, feed and chemicals, replacing their fossil fuel equivalents. However, due to the lack of valid sales channels, aggregated data and awareness, for these companies assessing these symbiosis opportunities is very challenging and can lead to missed opportunities.
InSymbio is the first European B2B Marketplace for bio-based residues and by-products with bidding processes and analytics. We are:
According to EuropaBio, today the European Bioeconomy is already worth more than €2 trillion annually. Just in the EU, €3.7 billion investments are expected in bio-based innovation from 2014-2020 (Horizon 2020). From the other side, there are in Europe about 14 million of agricultural companies.
We are working on the project since September 2015. We won the following awards:
InSymbio is a project of Rethink Sustainable Solutions (www.rethink.srl), an engineering and technical consulting firm that wants to foster the transition to a Circular Economy model. In order to abandon the current ‘take-make-consume and dispose’ pattern of growth, we support changes throughout value chains, from product design to new business and market models, from new ways of turning waste into a resource to new modes of consumer behaviour. To fulfill this mission, we design innovative solutions in the energy and environment fields, with the integration of the digital channels.