Development of the bio-economy and green chemistry is explicitly mentioned in the strategic vision No(o)rd2020 + as one of the opportunities to make the Ems-Dollard Region (EDR) economically stronger. Both projects contribute to this. They have led to strong cross-border networks between companies and knowledge partners in the north. In the meantime, many innovative products have been developed that contribute to a greener environment.
In the new Bio-economy Green-Chemistry project, the current networks are further expanded to stimulate the transfer of knowledge between chemistry and the agricultural sector. A total of 53 companies, educational institutions and other organizations are involved in the ‘Green Chemistry’ project. A number of them presented themselves during the ECOinnovations congress, 20 March.
Both projects have been supported within the framework of the INTERREG VA program Deutschland-Nederland with funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). They are co-financed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the provinces of Drenthe, Flevoland, Fryslân, Gelderland, Groningen, Noord-Brabant and Overijssel and by the Land of Lower Saxony.
A report of the ECOinnovations congress is now available on the Agro&Chemistry website.