The AlpLinkBioEco project addresses one of the biggest common challenges of the Alpine
Space: the transition from a fossil-based to a circular bio-based economy. The alpine regions possess huge biomass resources and the necessary knowledge and technology to use them in sectors such as green chemicals, biopolymers or bio-based materials. The project aims at tapping into the existing potential by setting up a methodology to connect diverse bio-feed-stock producers with intermediate product developers and end users of high value
applications addressing critical societal needs, to create new cross-regional value chains for a bio-based circular economy. The project is expected to result in four demonstrator value chains (agro-based, wood-based, chemicals and packaging) with identified individual actors. These demonstrators are examples of how a circular bio-based economy can work in the Alpine Space by connecting real actors across the participating regions into functioning new value chains. At policy level, the examples will contribute to the development of a cross-regional and coherent circular bio-based economy strategy.