Best awarded circular business models for the use of agroforest sidestreams

Three business models selected and awarded at the final conference, 06.07.2018 in Brussels

Published on 30-07-2018 09:22:45 by AGRIFORVALOR

CakePHP AGRIFORVALOR supported Innovation partnership groups (multi-actor project teams) in the three hubs in defining circular Business models along the valorization of specific biomass sidestreams.

The selection of best business models was made using a "Circular Business Model CANVAS". On the one hand, this method considers resources used in different ways, such as natural-material and energetic resources, and on the other hand, the use of the product after the end of life (up-cycling). To this end, the regions had to form inter-disciplinary teams involving the primary sector. The winning teams were invited to Brussels to present their business models.

The following teams received an award:
- From Spain on organic compost of olive oil residues: Cooperativa San Isidro de Loja, SCA, Cooperativas Agroalimentarias de Andalucía, Andalusian Council of official Colleges of Agricultural Technical Engineers, University of Granada,Estación Experimental del Zaidín.

- From Hungary on isolation material from bark: University of Sopron and NARIC Forestry Research Institute.

- From Ireland on small mobile grass biorefineries: Carbery Food Ingredients (Farming Co-op), Barryroe Co-op, Institute of Technology Tralee, University College Dublin, University College Cork, GRASSA.

More research results and practical application examples for agricultural and forestry sidestreams are available on the Sidestream Value Tool at


Photo by: Alexander Louvet;  Copyrights: Steinbeis 2i GmbH