Wageningen Food & Biobased Research is making progress with the development of bio-asphalt. Half of the fossil-based bitumen has been replaced by the natural binder lignin in a number of demonstration projects. The quality of the bio-asphalt compares well with conventional asphalt, which is good news for an international asphalt industry actively seeking bio-based alternatives.
Based on information provided by 91 countries and 27 international organizations, analysis of global literature and datasets, and contributions from over 175 authors and reviewers, The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture assesses biodiversity for food and agriculture and its management worldwide.
The project aims to develop sustainable bioeconomy guidelines to assists countries and bioeconomy operators in developing and implementing national and regional sustainable bioeconomy strategies, policies and programmes.
Innovation is thus apprehended in its complexity in which cognitive, technical, organizational and institutional dimensions are intertwined. The quest for understanding methods and mechanisms to support innovating actors provides useful and original lines of action for professionals and for policymakers.
A dialogue on “Opportunities and Challenges of South-South Cooperation on Bioeconomy, in the light of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda” was held Monday at the Instituto Nacional Sanmartiniano in Buenos Aires, Argentina.