A little glimpse into the testing of marine biodegradation, performed by HYDRA:
Bio-based products – Market acceptance
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
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
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
Public summary of the first technical report of the Open-Bio project (PDF)
D1.2 Public final report
Public summary of the final report
D2.3 First Advisory Workshop Report
Report of the first Advisory Workshop, April 2014, Cologne.
D3.1 Performance characteristics for horizontal bio-based carbon content standard - round robin assessment results
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
An interlaboratory biodegradation test in soil was executed according to the horizontal test method Bio-based products.
D5.4 Biodegradability in freshwater test
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
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
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
Public summary of the marine biodegradation testing at lab and mesocosm scale
D5.8 Marine degradation test field assessment - pulic summary
Public summary of the marine biodegradation testing in field conditions.
D5.9 Draft test methods and specifications on marine degradation of bio-based materials
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Official project leaflet to be distributed at conferences, fairs, etc. Note: For print version, please contact Lara Dammer
Advisory Workshop Materials
Open-Bio 3rd Advisory Workshop Materials
All presentations given at the 3rd and final Open-Bio Advisory Workshop October 2016, Brussels
Open-Bio 2nd Advisory Workshop Presentations
All presentations of the 2nd Open-Bio Advisory Workshop that took place on 26 May 2015 in Brussels (zip file)
Open-Bio 1st Advisory Workshop presentations
Presentations of the first Open-Bio Advisory Workshop, April 2014, Cologne (only Open-Bio related presentations)
Combined KBBPPS & Open-Bio Advisory Workshop
All presentations of the combined KBBPPS & Open-Bio Advisory Workshop on 7 April 2014 in Cologne. Including halfway results of KBBPPS and project planning for Open-Bio.