The Bioboost consortium, which will provide technical and economic support over the next 4 years to industries, organisations and promoters wishing to develop projects to improve the use of natural resources, industrial symbiosis and circular economy, was launched on Friday 3 June. Bioboost, financed by the European Commission, will provide technical, economic and legal advisory services, which will be completely free of charge for the promoters of the selected projects.
Bioboost aims to be the accelerator of the bioeconomy in Catalonia. It was created with the aim of providing support and channelling investment for the development of this type of project. In this sense, the consortium has set itself the goal of obtaining 30 million euros in investments over the next 4 years for projects that take advantage of biological resources from the agricultural and industrial sectors, such as energy or waste material recovery projects, and circular economy projects.
The consortium in charge of leading the project is made up of the technical-economic consultancies specialised in sustainability Inveniam, Símbiosy and Aeris Tecnologías Ambientales, as well as the legal firm RocaJunyent.
“The selected projects will benefit from comprehensive legal advice, from the initial phase, which will allow them to adapt to the applicable sectoral regulations and anticipate any obstacle or administrative barrier that could condition the viability of their implementation. To this end, the Consortium will act as a facilitator in communication with regulatory agencies and competent public bodies and will help in the search for solutions to any legal difficulties identified”, explains Sergi Chimenos, partner in charge of the Public Law Department at RocaJunyent.
Within the framework of the EU research and innovation framework programmes, Bioboost joins other projects related to the bioeconomy and the circular economy, such as the Finnish FlexSNG, the Belgian BECoop, or the Spanish BeonNAT and WaysTUP!.