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Publications

A little glimpse into the testing of marine biodegradation, performed by HYDRA:

 

  • Bio-based products – Market acceptance

    Bio-based products – Market acceptance pdf

    2015-12

    Poster representing the findings of the delphi studies carried out on market acceptance of bio-based products

  • Comment on the UNEP report on biodegradable plastics and marine litter - long version

    Comment on the UNEP report on biodegradable plastics and marine litter - long version pdf

    2016-02

    The Open-Bio research consortium comments on various aspects of the recently published UNEP report on biodegradable plastics and marine litter. Experts opinions on scientific accuracy, applications, risk assessment as well as conclusions and recommendations.

  • Comment on the UNEP report on biodegradable plastics and marine litter - short version

    Comment on the UNEP report on biodegradable plastics and marine litter - short version pdf

    2016-02

    The Open-Bio research consortium comments on various aspects of the recently published UNEP report on biodegradable plastics and marine litter. Experts opinions on scientific accuracy, applications, risk assessment as well as conclusions and recommendations. SHORT VERSION

  • D1.1 Open-Bio First Periodic Report - Public Summary

    D1.1 Open-Bio First Periodic Report - Public Summary pdf

    2015-06

    Public summary of the first technical report of the Open-Bio project (PDF)

  • D1.2 Public final report

    D1.2 Public final report pdf

    Public summary of the final report

  • D2.3 First Advisory Workshop Report

    D2.3 First Advisory Workshop Report pdf

    2014-05

    Report of the first Advisory Workshop, April 2014, Cologne.

  • D3.1 Performance characteristics for horizontal bio-based carbon content standard - round robin assessment results

    D3.1 Performance characteristics for horizontal bio-based carbon content standard - round robin assessment results pdf

    2015-05

    This report presents the results of the round robin assessment that was organised with the aim to investigate the performance characteristics of the method that is described in CEN/TS 16640 for the bio-based carbon content determination, in order to convert the available technical specification into the European standard.

  • D3.2 Evaluation of applicable techniques for the determination of the bio-based content

    D3.2 Evaluation of applicable techniques for the determination of the bio-based content pdf

    2015-12

    This report presents the comparison between different methods for the bio-based content determination. Radiocarbon method supplemented by elemental analysis (EN 16785-1) is the standardized method used for the determination of bio-based carbon content and total bio-based content. Application of EN 16785-1 to a certain product results in a fixed number for the bio-based content of the product, describing which fraction of the product originates from biomass. This report discusses a possibility to use stable isotope analysis for the determination of total bio-based content.

  • D3.3 Performance characteristics for horizontal bio-based content standard – Round robin assessment results

    D3.3 Performance characteristics for horizontal bio-based content standard – Round robin assessment results pdf

    This report presents the results of the round robin assessment that was held in order to test the procedure proposed for determination and validation of total bio-based content.

  • D3.4 Definitions for renewable elements and renewable molecules

    D3.4 Definitions for renewable elements and renewable molecules pdf

    2014-06

    Described in this report is an attempt to produce definitions for renewable elements and molecules (as components of bio-based products). The purpose of these definitions is to assist the Open-BIO consortium when preparing sustainability criteria for the indirect as-sessments of bio-based products

  • D3.5 A methodology for the indirect assessment of the renewability of bio-based products

    D3.5 A methodology for the indirect assessment of the renewability of bio-based products pdf

    The aim of this task within the Open-Bio project has been achieved in two deliv- erables. This is the second. The first aimed to provide definitions for a ‘renewable’ molecule’ and a ‘renewable element’ (as a component of a bio-based product), which was prepared and proposed to bio-based product stakeholders as part of a consortium led workshop. The- se definitions lead to the development of a new concept of recirculation .

  • D3.6 Bio-based sustainability schemes

    D3.6 Bio-based sustainability schemes pdf

    This report shows the setup of Task 3.4. Incorporation of bio-based (carbon) content methods in sustainability schemes. In this task, it is investigated whether and how biomass sustainability schemes for energy and fuels can be used to certify bio-based products, and what kind of adaptations are needed, like the incorporation of bio-based (carbon) methods.

  • D3.8 Report on the use of isotopes

    D3.8 Report on the use of isotopes pdf

    This report presents the results of the investigations carried out in the frame of Task 3.5 Direct methodol- ogies for sustainability of bio-based products. This concerns the development of complete bio-based content methodologies using stable isotopes and isoscapes.

  • D4.5 Standardization report on bio-based product testing

    D4.5 Standardization report on bio-based product testing pdf

    This report demonstrates the functionality of selected commercial Bio-based products through testing. Deliverable D4.1 describes the selection of 7 product categories from the key categories for bio-based products defined in the EU FP7 project KBBPPS.

  • D5.1 Interlaboratory test on soil biodegradation

    D5.1 Interlaboratory test on soil biodegradation pdf

    An interlaboratory biodegradation test in soil was executed according to the horizontal test method Bio-based products.

  • D5.2 Round robin test on freshwater biodegradation

    D5.2 Round robin test on freshwater biodegradation pdf

    This work is a follow-up of work carried out earlier in Work Package 6 of European project KBBPPS, in which the focus was mainly on lubricants. The literature study performed in KBBPPS (Deliverable N° 6.1: Report on current relevant biodegradation and ecotoxicity standards) showed that a broad range of freshwater biodegradation test methods is available on OECD, ISO, CEN and ASTM level.

  • D5.3 Biodegradability in soil test

    D5.3 Biodegradability in soil test pdf

    An interlaboratory biodegradation test in soil was executed according to the horizontal test method Bio-based products.

  • D5.4 Biodegradability in freshwater test

    D5.4 Biodegradability in freshwater test pdf

    The objective of this work is the development of a testing scheme for a broad category of bio-based products. For several bio-based products (e.g. detergents, rinse-off cosmetics, plastic protection layers for detergents for dishwashers and washing machines, lubricants, textiles, flushables, etc.) biodegradability in freshwater is an interesting characteristic as such products will anyway be disposed in freshwater.

  • D5.5 Review of current methods and standards relevant to marine degradation

    D5.5 Review of current methods and standards relevant to marine degradation pdf

    2015-10

    This deliverable provides the background knowledge needed for the definition of an improved and substantiated testing scheme for the biodegradation of polymers in the marine environment, based on literature and relevant existing standards.

  • D5.6 Validation of lab and mesocosm tests against field experiments

    D5.6 Validation of lab and mesocosm tests against field experiments pdf

    This deliverable aims to validate the main results obtained from laboratory and mesocosm tests by field test results.

  • D5.7 Marine degradation test lab and mesocosm – public summary

    D5.7 Marine degradation test lab and mesocosm – public summary pdf

    Public summary of the marine biodegradation testing at lab and mesocosm scale

  • D5.8 Marine degradation test field assessment - pulic summary

    D5.8 Marine degradation test field assessment - pulic summary pdf

    Public summary of the marine biodegradation testing in field conditions.

  • D5.9 Draft test methods and specifications on marine degradation of bio-based materials

    D5.9 Draft test methods and specifications on marine degradation of bio-based materials pdf

    This report presents the accumulated research work that contributes to establishing test methods and specifications for marine degradation of bio-based materials. While it is premature to talk about such test methods and specifications at the moment, the report points out main findings and the need for further research.

  • D5.x Environmental safety of biodegradation residuals of polymers

    D5.x Environmental safety of biodegradation residuals of polymers pdf

    Work package 5 of Open-Bio investigates biodegradability test methods for bio-based prod- ucts in several natural environments: soil, freshwater and marine environment. This work is a follow-up of work carried out earlier in Work Package 6 of European project KBBPPS, in which the focus was mainly on biodegradability and environmental safety of lubricants.

  • D6.01 Review on centralized composting

    D6.01 Review on centralized composting pdf

    This deliverable contains a critical review on available standards and practices of centralized composting and an evaluation of benefits and shortcomings. This research has not been limited to Europe, but was carried out on a worldwide basis.

  • D6.02 Draft centralized composting standard

    D6.02 Draft centralized composting standard pdf

    The aim of deliverable 6.2 as described in the DoW was to refine existing standards on centralized industrial composting.

  • D6.03 Review on decentralized composting

    D6.03 Review on decentralized composting pdf

    This deliverable contains a critical review on available standards and practices of decentralized composting and an evaluation of benefits and shortcomings. This research has not been limited to Europe, but was carried out on a worldwide basis.

  • D6.05 Validated standard for decentralized composting

    D6.05 Validated standard for decentralized composting pdf

    This work is a follow-up of work carried out earlier in the project (Deliverable 6.3 “Review on de- centralized composting” and Deliverable 6.4 “Draft standard on decentralized composting”).

  • D6.06 Review on standards for biogasification

    D6.06 Review on standards for biogasification pdf

    This deliverable contains a critical review on available standards on anaerobic digestion and biogasification of (bio-based) products and an evaluation of benefits and shortcomings with a specific focus on products and components most likely to end up in gasification plants, i.e. bio-based plastics and bio-based packaging materials. This re-search has not been limited to Europe, but was carried out on a worldwide basis.

  • D6.08 Validated biogasification test

    D6.08 Validated biogasification test pdf

    This work is a follow-up of work carried out earlier in the project (see Deliverable 6.6 “Review on standards for biogasification” and Deliverable 6.7 “Draft standard for biogasification”).

  • D6.10 Assessment of chemical/feedstock recycling and test methods

    D6.10 Assessment of chemical/feedstock recycling and test methods pdf

    This report addresses the chemical/ feedstock recycling. Chemical recycling is the process of transforming a waste material, by means of a chemical reaction, back to the original chemical intermediate.

  • D7.3 Proposal on eco-criteria for bio-based products

    D7.3 Proposal on eco-criteria for bio-based products pdf

    The research of task 7.3 presented here builds on previous conclusions (see Deliverable D7.1 “Analysis of existing ecolabel criteria” and Deliverable D7.2 “Dedicated group of bio-based products”) and presents a concept for integrating or adding a “bio-based” criterion to the EU Ecolabel.

  • D7.4 Assessment of expansion of Ecolabel to bio-based

    D7.4 Assessment of expansion of Ecolabel to bio-based pdf

    This research is building on previous conclusions (see Deliverable D7.1 “Analysis of existing ecolabel criteria” and Deliverable D7.2 “Dedicated group of bio-based products”) and presents a concept for integrating or adding a “bio-based” criterion to the EU Ecolabel.

  • D7.5 EU bio-based label description and strategy

    D7.5 EU bio-based label description and strategy pdf

    The objective of this report is to describe a strategy for implementation of the combined eco- and bio-based label. Due to the decision at the beginning of the project to only work on an existing label which is already implemented, the focus of this report is not on the implementation of the label in general, but on how the newly developed criteria ideas can be taken forward after the end of the project.

  • D8.1 Information platforms - available tools and best practices

    D8.1 Information platforms - available tools and best practices pdf

    2014-04

    The first Deliverable of WP8 gives an overview of all the information platforms dedicated or partly dedicated to bio-based products. (slightly updated version)

  • D8.2 Requirements of product information list

    D8.2 Requirements of product information list pdf

    2014-09

    Analysis of requirements that businesses, public procurement and consumers have for a product information list of bio-based products.

  • D8.4 Product information list guidelines

    D8.4 Product information list guidelines docx

    2015-10

    This report describes final guidelines for a European product information database of bio-based products for use by various target groups, i.e. business-to-procurer (B2P), business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) markets.

  • D8.7 Revised tool

    D8.7 Revised tool pdf

    This restricted report provides information on the actions taken after the evaluation of testing results of the Open-Bio product database beta version which was developed in December 2015.

  • D8.8 Final interaction tool

    D8.8 Final interaction tool pdf

    This report presents a short overview on the final version of the product information list de- veloped from December 2015 – October 2016 in the research project Open-Bio. The real Deliverable is the website, online and published at www.open-bio.eu.

  • D9.1 - Public Synthesis - Acceptance factors for bio-based products and information systems

    D9.1 - Public Synthesis - Acceptance factors for bio-based products and information systems pdf

    2014-09

    Overview of acceptance factors for bio-based products of three target groups: (i) consumers, (ii) businesses, (iii) public procurement.

  • D9.1 Annex Acceptance Public Procurement

    D9.1 Annex Acceptance Public Procurement pdf

    This report represents an annex to the first deliverable of work package 9 on “Social Ac-ceptance” in the Open-Bio project. It presents empirical findings on the acceptance of bio-based products in public procurement.

  • D9.1 Annex B2B Acceptance

    D9.1 Annex B2B Acceptance pdf

    This report represents an annex to the first deliverable of work package 9 on “Social Acceptance” in the Open-Bio project. It presents empirical findings on the acceptance of bio-based products in the business-to-business market.

  • D9.2 Acceptance factors for bio-based products and related information systems

    D9.2 Acceptance factors for bio-based products and related information systems pdf

    2015-09

    To foster an innovation-friendly market environment for bio-based products, the European Commission’s Bioeconomy Strategy proposes the development of standards and standardized sustainability assessment methodologies as well as the promotion of green public procurement of bio-based products. The Open-Bio project supports these policy initiatives by performing co-normative pre-standardization research and by developing an information system to support the public and private procurement of bio-based products.

  • D9.2 Annex I Acceptance factors for bio-based products and related information systems among consumers

    D9.2 Annex I Acceptance factors for bio-based products and related information systems among consumers pdf

    2015-09

    The objective of this project is to increase the uptake speed of standards, labels and harmonized product information lists for bio-based products.

  • D9.2 Annex II Acceptance of Bio-Based Products in the Business-to-Business Market

    D9.2 Annex II Acceptance of Bio-Based Products in the Business-to-Business Market pdf

    2015-06

    This background report presents the results of the second round of a Delphi survey among experts in the business-to-business (B2B) market of bio-based products. The main objective of this two-stage Delphi survey is the identification of key factors influencing the acceptance of bio-based products in the B2B market.

  • D9.2 Annex III Acceptance of Bio-Based Products by Public Procurement Officials

    D9.2 Annex III Acceptance of Bio-Based Products by Public Procurement Officials pdf

    2015-06

    This background report presents the results of the second round of a two-stage Delphi survey among experts in the field of public procurement and in particular green public procurement (GPP). The main objective of this two-stage Delphi survey is the identification of key factors influencing the acceptance of bio-based products in public procurement.

  • D9.3 Decisive factors for NGO acceptance of bio-based products

    D9.3 Decisive factors for NGO acceptance of bio-based products pdf

    2015-09

    To ensure the effectiveness of measures that support the de- mand of bio-based products, work package 9 of the Open-Bio project on “Social Acceptance” is tasked with the identification of key criteria for the acceptance of bio-based products and related standards and information systems, including labelling options for bio-based prod- ucts. This report provides an overview of acceptance factors for NGOs.

  • Open-Bio project leaflet

    Open-Bio project leaflet pdf

    2014-09

    Official project leaflet to be distributed at conferences, fairs, etc. Note: For print version, please contact Lara Dammer

Advisory Workshop Materials