Bio-economy Green Chemistry project nominated for European award

Bio-economy Green Chemistry project nominated for European award

The Dutch-German INTERREG VA project "Bioeconomy - Green Chemistry" of the Ems Dollard Region (EDR) has been nominated for the REGIOSTARS Awards 2020. It is the only project in the entire INTERREG VA program area along the German-Dutch border to be nominated in the "Sustainable Growth/Circular Economy for a Green Europe" category. The award is given in five categories.

In the Bio-Economy project, Dutch and German entrepreneurs and scientists from across the EDR are working in various projects to develop bio-based materials and make more efficient use of natural waste streams from agriculture and horticulture.

Projects focus on tagetes biorefinery, product chains from paludiculture, biobased insulation materials, biobased materials for 3D printing and micro-injection molding, and sustainable fibers for the yarn and carpet industry, among others.

The REGIOSTARS AWARDS is an annual competition organized by the European Commission. The purpose of the competition is to identify good practice in regional development and to highlight innovative EU-funded projects that can be attractive and inspiring to other regions and project managers.

Everyone can now cast a vote

Until July 9, anyone can vote for the Bioeconomy-Green Chemistry project at It can be found under the second category, the English title is "Bioeconomy - Green Chemistry."

A panel of judges will select up to five finalists per category, which will be announced on July 9. Online votes cast until then will be used to determine the winner of the audience award.