The ‘Fibrenamics Green’ platform, created at the University of Minho for product development using industrial waste, is one of the 25 finalists for the European Commission’s Regiostars 2020 Awards, known today, which distinguish good practice supported by EU funds.
Developed by the International Fibrenamics Platform of the University of Minho, in partnership with the Centre for the Valorisation of Waste, in Guimarães, the project now finalist aims to promote the use of waste from various industries in new innovative products, creating value.
“Fibrenamics Green” aims to bring together in a common space the various players in the entire value chain of the waste generation and recovery process, enhancing the transfer of interdisciplinary and multi-sectoral knowledge in the development of waste-based products, driven by scientific and technological knowledge”, can be read on the platform page.
With a total eligible cost of 553,000 euros, the project was co-financed by the European Union at 470,000 euros, through the ERDF – European Regional Development Fund, as part of the North 2020 Regional Operational Programme.
For Registars 2020, ‘Fibrenamics Green’ is competing in the ‘Circular Economy for a Green Europe’ category, along with four other candidates.
In addition, ‘Fibrenamics Green’ competes with the 25 finalists in the five categories for the Public Prize.
The winner of the 2020 edition of the award given by the European Commission since 2008 will be decided by a jury and known on 14 October, in an event part of the European Week of Regions and Cities.