Bridging the gap between research and education for the circular bioeconomy
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PROGRAMME 2021-2027
priority
3 Climate-neutral societies
objective
3.1 Circular economy
Project type
Small Project
Implementation
October 2022 - September 2024

BREC

The project BREC connects agricultural schools, authorities and researchers to spread circular agricultural practices among practitioners and test technologies driving circular bioeconomy.

The Interreg-project “Bridging the Gap between Research and Education in the Circular Bioeconomy” (BREC) is dedicated to tackling some of the challenges associated with the transition from a linear to a circular economy. In the agricultural sector, there has been a vast technological development creating the issue of “analysis paralysis”. This phenomenon occurs when numerous new technologies are introduced at the same time, creating a dilemma for effective decision-making. BREC identifies several key technologies - such as biogas production, protein extraction, phosphorous extraction, nitrogen enrichment, biochar production, and their accompanying pre- and post-treatment processes - that are central to shift towards a circular economy.

Through a collaborative effort involving an international team of researchers and educators, one of our primary goals is to create an information bank detailing how the different technologies can effectively address specific agricultural challenges. This resource will serve as a comprehensive toolkit, benefiting agricultural schools in educating the next generation of farmers and also catering to seasoned practitioners, advisers and farmers associations.

Additionally, BREC aims to propose at least one innovative biorefinery concept that can serve as a demonstrative platform, showcasing the practical application and synergies between these varied technologies.

Our belief is that by disseminating knowledge and sharing firsthand experience concerning these new technologies, we can mitigate the challenges of analysis paralysis. Empowering the upcoming generation of farmers with exposure to the technologies is a central part of this initiative. Through BREC, our aspiration is for agricultural schools across Europe to have the opportunity to showcase what circular bioeconomy means in practice.

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Budgets

BREC
in numbers.
  • 0.49
    Million
    Total
  • 0.28
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.07
    Million
    Norway

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BREC
in numbers.

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Lead partnerViken County Council
  • Town
    Oslo
  • Region
  • Country
    Norway
  • Region
    Oslo
Total partner budget
140,000.00
Region Västra Götaland
  • Town
    Skövde
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Västra Götalands län
Total partner budget
112,000.00
Zemgale Region Energy Agency
  • Town
    Jelgava
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Zemgale
Total partner budget
22,400.00
RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden
  • Town
    Stockholm
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Stockholms län
Total partner budget
112,000.00
Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)
  • Town
    Jokioinen
  • Region
  • Country
    Finland
  • Region
    Kanta-Häme
Total partner budget
35,000.00
University of Rostock
  • Town
    Rostock
  • Region
  • Country
    Germany
  • Region
    Rostock, Kreisfreie Stadt
Total partner budget
44,800.00
Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies
  • Town
    Jelgava
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Zemgale
Total partner budget
22,400.00

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