On June 13th and 14th, the launch and presentation of the European innovation project BRILIAN take place in Zaragoza.
We are thrilled to announce the launch and presentation of the Brilian Project. During today and tomorrow Brilian Kick-off-Meeting is taking place at CIRCE – Centro Tecnológico headquarters.
The BRILIAN project has been conceived to support the adoption of sustainable and cooperative business models in rural areas, enabling a smoother transition towards bio-based economies. It plays a fundamental role in revitalizing these regions and promoting sustainable economic and social development by transforming primary producers into active players in the supply chain, aligned with the goals outlined in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the Green Deal, and the European Bioeconomy Strategy.
With the aim of expanding the business model of agroindustries and harnessing their full potential, the project will validate ten bio-based value chains starting from cardoon, safflower, and sunflower (in Italy), potato (in Spain), and rapeseed (in Denmark) as raw materials and will develop sustainable business models encompassing a wide range of high-value-added bio-products, such as bioplastics, biolubricants, proteins, bioadhesives, bioherbicides, products for animal feed or the cosmetic sector. This will allow primary producers to diversify their income while reducing risk.
Maider Gómez, Project Manager at CIRCE and coordinator of the BRILIAN project, stated, «Finding the formula that allows the European agro-industrial fabric to develop its potential as a rural biorefinery is key to achieving sustainability objectives while strengthening the sector.»