Relevant projects and initiatives with whom the LUCRA project is collaborating:


From food waste to biosurfactants and lactic acid

The WASTE2FUNC project aims to resolve supply chain hurdles towards the efficient conversion of food (crop) waste into two types of biobased functional molecules for use in home- and personal care applications: lactic acid and microbial biosurfactants, functionally outperforming or equalling their respective fossil-based and/or 1G bio-based benchmarks.


Concise Consumer Communication through Robust Labels for Bio-based Systems

In retail models where products move from businesses to end users, label and certification schemes (LCSs) are an important part of the communication. In terms of bio-based products (BBPs), these labels help consumers make sustainable purchases. In this context, the EU-funded 3-CO project will assess the LCSs and metrics in the bioeconomy. It will also iteratively engage consumers to understand their decision-making processes and motivation towards sustainability consumption as well as needs and requirements regarding future labelling of BBPs. By co-developing smart digital solutions for consumers, the project will support responsible consumption. To further support consumers, 3-CO will create guidelines for the design of labels for BBPs. Overall, the project aims to improve transparency of BBP value chains and information communicated to consumers.


Innovative Value Chains from Tree & Shrub Species grown in marginal Lands as a Source of Biomass for Bio-based Industries

BeonNAT proposes to use marginal lands in Europe to obtain forest biomass for the production of 8 products based on new bio-based value chains. This way, BeonNAT will allow the production of biodegradable bio-based products and bioactive compounds that will play an important role TO REPLACE FOSSIL-BASED COMPETING SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS. BeonNAT will help to mitigate the impacts of climate change, enabling smarter and more sustainable products and materials, to make the most efficient use of our renewable natural resources, as well as providing huge economic opportunities for the bio-based economy in Europe.


Monitoring system of the environmental and social sustainability and circularity of industrial bio-based systems

The BIORADAR Projecta aims to help organisations, policymakers and investors have the necessary information to step towards a more sustainable, bio-based economic model by taking a system perspective to fill the indicator gaps in material circularity and evaluating the environmental and social impacts of industrial bio-based systems by developing digital monitoring tools that will provide benchmarks and a self-assessment platform for bio-based industries.


Biological Resources Certifications Schemes

BioReCer (Biological Resources Certifications Schemes) aims at assessing and complementing current certification schemes for biological resources according to the new EU sustainability goals to enhance bio-based circular systems.This will be achieved by including new criteria that align with EU taxonomy and EU corporate due diligence regulations into guidelines for certifying biological resources’ sustainability, origin, tracking and traceability (T&T), and by ensuring applicability at EU and global scale.By promoting the sustainability and trade of biological resources, BioReCer will increase the added value, use, as well as social acceptance of bio-based products.


Cost-effective prOdUction of ligNin plaTform chemicaLs Extending the biobaSed chemicalS portfolio

COUNTLESS will access lignin, an abundant natural resource, to produce platform chemicals and demonstrate their applicability and cost-effectiveness in a variety of end-use cases from bulk to specialty applications. This will enable the transition from fossil-based to bio-based chemical building blocks – supporting sustainability and climate action goals.