Biomass & Food
Due to the growth of the global population and the increase of the level of prosperity worldwide, the need for biomass for food production and other applications increases significantly. At the same time, the ecological capacity of the earth has already been exceeded; consider the deforestation, the decrease in biodiversity, the disrupted nitrogen, phosphate and carbon cycles, and the decline of soil quality. Circular Economy strategies have the potential to offer solutions: reduce food waste, recovery and reuse, composting and produce chemicals from waste. Find relevant showcases, events and news below.
CIRCULAR FACTORY PROGRAM OPENS APPLICATIONS FOR ITS SECOND EDITION
20th of June 2023
Circular Factory program helps circular startups get to demo plant phase
Milgro whitepaper- 'Towards a circular food sector'
Find out how the food sector is moving towards a circular future
No Time to Waste 'Help business owners with regulations around end-of-waste declaration'
Conference No Time to Waste, white paper handover
International Cradle to Cradle Congress
Berlin, Germany | 8th until 9th of September 2023
International Circular Economy Congress exchange and networking
The Netherlands - A Country Circular by Design
An article by Antonella Ilaria Totaro
Interview: 'The Secret Weapon of Climate Action'
An interview with Freek van Eijk
Sixth Edition of Circular Week 2023
Warsaw, Poland | 23rd until 27th of October 2023
Educate about circular economy and promote sustainable development
Catalyzing Sustainable Food & Agri Innovation
Wageningen, Netherlands | 24th until 25th of May 2023
Agrifood industry towards net-zero target
IUPAC WORLD CHEMISTRY CONGRESS 2023
The Hague, Netherlands | 20th until 27th of August 2023
Connecting Chemical Worlds
Netherlands introduces National Circular Economy Program 2023 - 2030
Netherlands to launch National Circular Economy Program 2023-2030
Fresh Ventures Studio - Revolutionizing ownership while transforming the food system
Co-founding companies to transform the food system.
Zeeman, PeelPioneers and the Province of Gelderland winners Circular Awards 2023!
Dutch Circular Economy Week!
Launch of the Circular Gap Report 2023
Circularity Gap Report 2023, annual check-up of global circularity
Floating Farm – From cow to city to cow
The first self-sufficient floating farm in the world
Upcycling to the Consumer: a hybrid seminar by Foodvalley NL
Wageningen | 14th of February 2023
How to create new circular value-chains and bring the products to consumers
Spotlight country page Canada: Opportunities for Dutch collaborations
Learn more about the policies and circular economy in Canada.
Opportunities for circular bio-economy in Thailand
Country booster seminar
BioBTX - making circular chemistry possible
Developing biobased and renewable aromatics for a sustainable future
Webinar: Circular bio-economy in Thailand
online | 13th of December 2022
Explore opportunities for Dutch-Thai collaboration
Regenerative Farming Event
Aeres University of Applied Sciences Dronten | 2nd of November 2022
Future Farming: What Is Regenerative Farming And Does It Work For You?
MUSA intimates - making lingerie comfortable and sustainable
The world's first circular underwear made out of banana
'Sustainable packaging beyond borders' seminar
Antwerp and online | 17th of November 2022
The seminar will discuss challenges for fibre-based packaging.
New publication: ‘Waste Management as a catalyst to a Circular Economy'
The publication was launched during the NL mission to Malaysia.
Milgro - Waste control and raw material recovery
Technology organization for managing natural capital
Circular economy possibilities in South Africa
South Africa | 27th of September 2022
RVO will organize a meeting about the circular economy in South Africa.
Tackling root causes: halting biodiversity loss through the circular economy
online | 13th of June 2022
Learn the role a circular economy can play in halting global biodiversity
Nordic Circular Summit 2022
Stockholm, Sweden & Online | 22nd until 24th of November 2022
Learn more about circular opportunities in the Nordic region from the event
Caffe Inc. Building signs contract for €4 million to build recycling plant for coffee waste in Amsterdam
Dutch company is building a plant to create bio-based product ingredients
TechMeeting: Circular Economy Opportunities in France
online | 17th of May 2022
Matchmaking event for circular companies with technological innovation!
Holland Circular Hotspot forms partnership with Milgro to promote internationalization CE
A new partnership to accelerate the international circular transition
Virtual trade mission China on circular smart solutions construction and infrastructure
Online | 9th until 12th of May 2022
Explore circular business opportunities with Minister Schreinemacher
Canada market report, on food production, waste and waste management (including packaging)
online | 9th of March 2022
Market Study on Food and Waste Management in Canada
Discover the promising solar and bioenergy market in Croatia and Slovenia
online | 10th of February 2022
Discovery of sustainable energy opportunities in Croatia and Slovenia
Session 'Grenzeloos Circulair'
online | 7th of February 2022
Session on international entrepreneurship for Dutch circular companies
Week of Circular Economy 2022
Several locations | 7th until 12th of February 2022
The week of circular economy is coming!
Dutch Circular Day 2021 in Poland
Dutch conference within the framework of Circular Week
Brazilian Agriculture & Food Webinar Series
online | 9th until 18th of November 2021
Opportunities in the Brazilian Agriculture sector
Virtual Business to Business Matchmaking Event -Ghana
La Villa Boutique | online | 28th until 29th of September 2021
2-day programme to bring together Dutch and Ghanaian businesses
ISWA World Congress: “From waste management to a circular economy – the road ahead”
online| Athens, Greece | 4th until 7th of October 2021
Impactful international congress in the field of waste management
Webinar "Out of the Box." A Dutch Approach to Tackling Food & Organic Waste
online | 17th of June 2021
Innovative ways to improve food and organic waste management
EU Circular Talks: Youth voices on Circular Economy
online | 3rd of June 2021
Opportunities, good practices and challenges for youth engagement in CE
Pre-event Dubai Expo 2020
online | 9th of June 2021
Opportunities for Dutch entrepreneurs
New spotlight country page: Ireland
Circular opportunities for Dutch entrepreneurs
Urban Circular Bioeconomy: Stakeholder Engagement and Citizen Awareness
online | 15th of May 2021
Explore the art of bioeconomy in Europe
Urban Circular Bioeconomy Webinar Series
online | 5th of May until 30th of June 2021
The development of urban bioeconomies across Europe
Kick-Off: North Sumatra Virtual Focus Sessions
online | 28th of April 2021
AgriFood, Water, Renewable Energy, Waste & CE
CHAPLIN: The green road to a circular future
Accelerate the transition to a circular biobased industry.
ReMeet 'Virtual trade mission to Southeast Asia 2020'
Online | 9th of March 2021
An update of the latest developments in the region
A low-carbon and circular industry for Europe
online | 5th of March 2021
A breakfast briefing to launch the Think2030 paper.
New publication: Waste Management in Latin America
Matching demand and offer between LATAM and The Netherlands
Circular City Week New York 2021
NYC & online | 22nd until 28th of March 2021
Events and activities, hosted by an array of local and global stakeholders.
Circular business opportunities in Chile? Re-watch the webinar series!
Virtual trade mission Chile
Digital Africa Business Days
online | 15th until 16th of December 2020
Sustainable trade and investment between Africa and the Netherlands forum.
Business Week Central and Eastern Europe
online | 8th until 9th of December 2020
Country specific perspectives for sustainable sector development
Circular Business Opportunities in Chile: Plastics & Sustainable Packaging
online | 16th of December 2020
Virtual Circular Economy Mission to Chile
Circular Business Opportunities in Chile: Water Management
online | 10th of December 2020
Virtual Circular Economy Mission to Chile
Circular Business Opportunities in the Chilean Agro-Food Sector
online | 9th of December 2020
Virtual Circular Economy Mission to Chile
Circular Economy & Waste management: Business opportunities in France
Report of the online French-Dutch meet-up
Grown bio - Naturally grown materials: Mycelium
Grows material from mycelium and rest-streams based upon natural principles
Circular Economy Mission Chile
online | 9th until 16th of December 2020
Business opportunities in Agro-Food, Water Management and Plastics!
Food processing & The Circular Economy
online | 8th of December 2020
Dutch & Canadian food processing sectors infuse circular economy principles
Water Management Opportunities and Italian-Dutch Cooperation
Circular Economy in Italy
Circular Durable Goods made out of Advanced Biobased Materials
Circular Economy & Waste Management: Business Opportunities in France
online | 12th of November 2020
Online meetup for Dutch and French stakeholders
Biodesign Night 2020
online | 25th of September 2020
Growing a long term solution
Chile: Circular Economy & Food Packaging
online | 25th of August 2020
Addressing the advances of the Circular Economy Road-Map
Renewi & PeelPioneers - New materials from citrus peels
Producing raw material for cellulose and pectin
4th G-STIC Brussels conference
online | 27th until 29th of October 2020
Join the Global Sustainable Technology and Innovation Community
Budapest, Hungary | 28th until 30th of April 2021
Waste Management, Brownfield industry, CE and Freshwater Protection
Biorizon - the profitable way to bio-aromatics
Shared Research Center developing innovative chemical processes
World Bioeconomy Forum 2020
online | 10th of September 2020
Innovative developments to increase the efficient use of natural resources
Big Food Workshop
online | 15th until 17th of June 2020
Share, learn and take action for positive food systems transformation
How to Biodesign #6: Vertical farming in an existing environment
Online | 2nd of June 2020
How can you design vertical farming for food and climate adaptation?
The Sustainable Urban Delta
Blog #8 of 12 voices by Meiny Prins, CEO Priva
Groningen Seaports - Circulair Cluster Delfzijl
An innovative circular cluster and ongoing sustainable investments
Dutch Harvest – sustainable crop and compostable packaging
Hemp Tea from Dutch soil where all parts of the plant are used
PaperWise – wise with waste
PaperWise gives waste a second life
Vibers - Biobased materials from elephant grass
Making the switch from traditional materials to organic
Humanity, climate change and biogas opportunities: a lacking sense of urgency
Blog #3 of the selection 12 voices on the transition to a circular economy
Fruitleather – from fruit to leather-like material
Discarded fruit as a starting point
De Fruitmotor – circular fruit cultivation
Transforming surplus fruit into high-end regional products.
Schut Paper – Residual fiber as raw material
Paper that can be reused 7 times over.
Instock - Reducing food waste
Delicious restaurant meals from rescued food
Zero Waste Lab - Waste as a currency
Just 27% of the waste in Amsterdam is separated, unlike the rest of the ...
Kromkommer – Combating food wastage
One major reason why fruit and vegetables are wasted is the extreme ...
All Transition Agendas now available in English
Transition agendas Construction, Manufacturing, Biomass and Food translated
Greendish - Sustainable Menu Engineering
Vitens - Water as a source of the Circular Economy
The Vegetarian Butcher - Curb the cravings of meat lovers
Jaap Korteweg decided to become a vegetarian after the outbreaks of ...
The Waste Transformers - Turning food waste into value on-site
Businesses wanting to tackle the issue of their organic waste had ...
Heineken Green Circles
Partnership to make the region a global example for circular economy
Surplus Food Factory - Salvages food waste
Producing high quality food products for retail and catering
Protix - Nature and technology working together
Nature and technology working together
Rotterzwam - Spread ideas, inspire others
Transforming coffee grounds to mushrooms!