STAR4BBS: Sustainability Transition Assessment Rules for Bio-Based Systems
STAR4BBS is a three-year, multi-disciplinary, multi-actor project involving seven partners, three associate partners and a related third party. The overall objective of STAR4BBS is to maximize the potential of sustainability certification schemes (SCS) and labels to support a successful transition to a sustainable bio-based economy.
Central to the STAR4BBS project is the development of indicators and a new monitoring system to assess the effectiveness and robustness of existing international and European SCS, B2B labels and related traceability systems applicable to biological raw materials and bio-based materials and products. This information will create the basis to support the achievement of much-needed harmonization between systems and transparency in global and EU trade flows.
Project in progress
Program: Horizon Europe GA ID 101060588
Theme: #Bio-basedMaterials, #Bio-basedPlastics, #Bio-basedProducts, #Certification, #Standards, #TechnicalCompliace, #Validation, #Verification
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Obtain an accurate picture of existing international and European Sustainability Certification Schemes (SCS) and labels for both biological raw materials and biobased materials and products, as well as existing monitoring systems
Explore the impact and contribution of existing SCS and labels to enable sustainability and also the impact on market access and trade within biobased systems
Identify relevant and feasible indicators, related metrics and minimum sustainability and traceability requirements to be included in the monitoring system
Develop indicators and a new monitoring system to assess the effectiveness and robustness of existing international, EU SCS and B2B labels and of B2B labels applicable to biological raw materials and organic-based materials and products.
The STAR4BBS project, which started in September 2022, has not yet produced concrete results. Check this section to stay updated on future developments.
10 partners including companies, research centres, universities and public bodies from EU and non-EU countries.
|Organization||Website / contacts|
|Berlin Institute of Technology – TUB – (Germany) – University||Link|
|UNIVERSITA’ DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA UNITELMA SAPIENZA (UNITELMA) – (Italy) – University||Link|
|UNI – ENTE ITALIANO DI NORMAZIONE (UNI) – Italy – Non-profit association||Link|
|Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) (Greece) – University||Link|
|University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) – (Spain) – University||Link|
|AGENZIA PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA RICERCA EUROPEA (APRE) – (Italy) – Non-profit organisation||Link|
|Nova-Institut für politische und ökologische Innovation GmbH (NOVA) (The Netherlands) – Research Centre|
|Nederlands Normalisatie Instituut (NEN) (Germany) – Non-profit organisation||Link|
|Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)||Link|
|The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) – Switzerland||Link|
|ISEAL ALLIANCE (ISEAL) – (UK)||Link|
The project is co-funded by the European Research & Innovation Programme Horizon Europe under Grant Agreement No. 101060588.
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