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November 2015
TRANSBIO in a nutshell... 

The TRANSBIO project intends to become one of the many steps needed to reach the resource efficiency agenda and comes as a response to European Commission’s approach of promoting clean technologies and products which can be re-used through the implementation of an innovative cascading concept.

With this in mind, TRANSBIO project aims to close the loop between sub-products obtained during agricultural production and fruit and vegetable processing and being thus a valuable step towards reaching the goals of the Circular Economy. The project is using environmentally friendly biotechnological solutions like fermentation and enzyme-conversion strategies to obtain valuable bio-products like plastics (PHB), nutraceuticals / platform chemical succinic acid and enzymes for detergent applications. Finally, the cycle will be closed using anaerobic digestion to obtain biogas and fertilizers for agricultural production. The carbon dioxide released during biogas transformation to energy can be used by fruits and vegetables due to photosynthesis.

Fig.1 TRANSBIO and the Circular Economy

In the last project month the TRANSBIO consortium was very active in presenting the project promising results at several internal and external events.

divider.gif The Bioeconomy Investment Summit

The Bioeconomy Investment Summit in Brussels on the 9-10 November, gathered more than 400 participants to discuss how investment can bring speed and scale to the European Bioeconomy. During the 2 days of the event TRANSBIO results were showcased at the project dedicated stand and also during a presentation in the second day of the event.

You can watch the presentation at:



The 2nd European Workshop took place on the 3rd of November 2015 in Vitoria, Spain. The workshop was organized as a live demonstration of the Circular Economy Concept, with examples of products and technologies. It was a great opportunity for participants to see and touch, ask questions and interact with the project partners.






TRANSBIO Final International Conference

The Final International Conference took place in Vitoria, Spain on the 3rd of November 2015.
You can watch all presentation here.

divider.gif The TRANSBIO Book


For closing the cycle of the research, and for facilitating others find all relevant information in one place, the consortium partners gathered all their results and experience into a book that will be published soon under the umbrella of Elsevier, “Biotransformation of agricultural waste and by-products: the food, feed, fibre, fuel (4f) economy”

You can pre-order at:







Thomas Dietrich
TRANSBIO Coordinator
Parque Tecnológico de Álava
Leonardo Da Vinci, 11
E-01510 Miñano - Álava (Spain)
Mobile +34 664 039 292
Bianca Pop
TRANSBIO Dissemination Manager
Cosminului Str.8
400642 Cluj-Napoca
Mobile.: +40 742 59 32 09


“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration”.