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Newsletter: BERST Newsletter no 4 (June 2015 - Nov 2015; calender and upcoming events)
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Scheduled date2015-11-11
SummaryBERST Newsletter no 4, with news over the period Jue 2015 - November 2015.
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Poster: POSTERS WITH BERST PRODUCTS: from concepts to toolkit (readiness check, I&M, lessons learned, regional profiles)
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Scheduled date2015-10-20
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Series of posters with BERST products:  conceptual framework, bioeconoy readiness check, catalogue of Instruments & Measurs, lessons learned from Good Practice bioclusters, guidelines for making regional profiles

Presented at BERST end-conference that was held on 14 Octobe 2015 in Brussels.


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Newsletter: BERST Newsletter no 3 (Dec 2014 - May 2015; calender and upcoming events)
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Scheduled date2015-06-10
Summary

BERST issues.

News from BERST consortium

Calender and upcoming events


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Working paper: Report 3.1 Good Practices in selected bioeconomy clusters
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Scheduled date2015-06-08
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The overall aim of WP3 of the BERST project is to explain the bioeconomy development path of regional Case Studies and selected Good Practices to serve as a practical guide and ...More




Working paper: REPORT 1: Indicators & Criteria describing regional bioeconomy
Author(s)Gardiner Ben; Stenning Jon;
Scheduled date2014-10-31
Summary

This paper is the primary written deliverable in Work Package 1 of the BERST project. The purpose of the paper is to:




Presentation: ERRIN Bioeconomy Working group
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Scheduled date2015-10-27
SummaryPresentation of Sanna Alaranta from the ERRIN Bioeconomy working group on BERST end-conference, 14 October 2015, Scotland House in Brussels
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Presentation: IAR: Industries & Agro-ressources; A world class cluster dedicated to Bio-based Economy
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Scheduled date2015-10-27
Summary

Presentation of Christope Luguel at BERST end-conference which too place on 14 October 2015 in Brussels (Scotland House). 


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Poster: Building regional strategies for biobased economies
Author(s)Terluin Ida; van Leeuwen Myrna;
Scheduled date2014-09-19
SummaryPoster presentation at EAAE conference, held in Ljubljana on 26-29 August 2014 
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Flyer: Webinars: ‘On Tuesdays, we talk about how to build our bioeconomies” (14:30-15:30 CET)
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Scheduled date2015-09-15
Summary

‘On Tuesdays, we talk about how to build our bioeconomies”




Flyer: YOU’RE INVITED! 14 Oct 2015 BERST end-conference (at Open Days of Regions in Brussels)
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Scheduled date2015-09-15
Summary

YOU’RE INVITED!  BERST end-conference (side event at Open Days of Regions in Brussels)




Working paper: D3.2 RepresenatativeSetOfCaseStudies (v1)_10June15.pdf
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Publication date2015-08-18
Summary

The overall aim of Work Package 3 (WP3) of the BERST project is to explain the bioeconomy development path of regional Case Studies and selected Good Practices to serve as a practical guide and source of inspiration for other regions who wish to develop their bio...More




Presentation: BERST-CoP3 meeting in Terneuzen (NL), 22-23 April 2015
Author(s)Coninx Ingrid; Kranendonk Remco;
Scheduled date2015-05-31
Summary

Reflection report on CoP3 meeting that took place in Terneuzen (NL), 22-23 April 2015

Show cases Bobased Delta and BoiBase Westland  

Key notes:

- prof Johan Sanders (Wageningen UR)

- Willem Sederel (CEO Biobased Delta)

- Rop Zoetemeijer (on behalf of Rogier van der Sande, Committee of the Regions)


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Presentation: BERST-EPIC2020 session on GCGW Athens, 26 May 2015 (presentations)
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Scheduled date2015-05-25
Summary

CERTH (Centre for Research and Technology Hellas), with the cooperation of AKARPORT S.A., has organizing a conference entitled:



Flyer: INVITATION CoP3 - Biobased Delta
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Scheduled date2015-03-25
Summary


Exploration, Exchange and Expedition on

Building Regional bioeconomies in Europe

Listen to inspiring key note speakers, share experiences with other regions about regional biobased strategies, join us on a site visit in the Biobased Delta, try out the BERST tools, participate in break out sessions and set-up alliances and collaborations.

This event is organized by th...More




Working paper: REPORT 2.3: Correlation of I&M with Criteria from WP1
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Scheduled date2015-03-11
Summary

This report is submitted in compliance with deliverable D2.3 of Work Package 2 ‘Correlation of Instruments & Measures (I&M’s) with the Criteria developed in WP1’.




Flyer: Save date: 22 April 15: Terneuzen (NL). Building Regional bioeconomies in Europe. Host: Biobased Delta
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Scheduled date2015-02-14
Summary

Building Regional bioeconomies in Europe.

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Book chapter: The Effects of Bioenergy Production on Food Security
Author(s)Achterbosch T; Bartelings H; Tabeau A; van Berkum S; van Meijl H; Woltjer G;
Publication date2014-12-31
SummaryThe purpose of this paper is to deliver a framework and initial application of a model-based assessment of the food security impacts of changes in bioenergy production and relevant policies on food security. In an economic framework, four pathways are established by which biofuel production potentially affects the dimensions of food security: (1) food availability in connection with the competition for arable land; (2) the contribution of biofuel use of feedstock to food price volatility; (3) bi...More



Newsletter: BERST Newsletter No 2 (June 2014 - Nov 2014; calendar and upcoming events)
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Scheduled date2014-11-29
SummaryBRST Newletter No.2
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Presentation: How to build regional bioeconomies and create cross-sectoral business?
Author(s)van Leeuwen Myrna;
Scheduled date2014-11-12
Summary

The Representation of the State of Saxony-Anhalt to the European Union, together with the Ministry of Science and Economic Affairs of the State of Saxony-Anhalt, organised a More




Journal publication: The impact of the rebound effect of first generation biofuels on greenhouse gas emissions in the EU
Author(s)Moorad J; Smeets E; Tabeau A; van Berkum S; van Meijl H; Woltjer G;
Scheduled date2014-10-31
SummaryAn important objective of the mandated blending of biofuel in conventional gasoline and diesel in the EU is reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. An important assumption thereby is that biofuels replace the production and consumption of oil. However, recent literature challenges this assumption, because an increased use of biofuels will lower oil prices and therefore result in increase crude oil consumption. This so-called rebound effect offsets the expected GHG emission saving effects of usi...More



Presentation: Exploring the Importance of Regional Partnerships
Author(s)Sederel Willem;
Scheduled date2014-09-26
SummaryKey note presentation of Willem Sederal, director BioDelta Impuls, at CoP2 meeting of BERST in Ljubljana (29-30 August 2014).  
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Presentation: How to build Regional Bioeconomies and new agricultural entrepreneurship?
Author(s)Kranendonk Remco;
Scheduled date2014-09-25
Summary

Remco Kranendonk gave a BERST presentation to the Committee of the Regions at a seminar in Florence (see attachment).

 




Presentation: Activities and messages of CoP2 in Ljubljana, 29-30 AUG 2014
Author(s)Coninx Ingrid; Kranendonk Remco;
Scheduled date2014-09-22
SummaryReflection report of CoP2 meeting in Ljubljana, held on 29-30 August 2014 
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Workshop agenda: Program CoP2 meeting in Ljubljana on 29/30 August 14
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Scheduled date2014-08-17
Summary

How to build Regional BioEconomies?

That is the central question being explored in a series of Community of Practice (CoP) sessions which are organised within the scope of the European BERST project www.berst.eu.

These Community of Practice (CoP) sessions bring together practitioners, policymakers, companies, cluster managers and researchers to jointly explore the development of regional Bioeconomies in Europe. The purpo...More




Journal publication: Land use changes of biofuel use in the EU: An uncertainty analysis
Author(s)Kavallari K; Tabeau A;
Publication date2014-07-31
SummaryThis paper employs the general equilibrium model MAGNET to assess the effects of the European Commission’s proposals for the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) on land use changes in the European Union and worldwide. The focus of the paper is to evaluate the sensitivity of the land use changes to different assumptions on the blending mix between ethanol and biodiesel for meeting the 5 % blending target of first generation biofuels, on the intensification level of agricultural produ...More



Technical papers: BIOECONOMY REGIONAL STRATEGY TOOLKIT
Author(s)Guisson Ruben; van Leeuwen Myrna;
Scheduled date2014-06-26
Summary

Paper presented at 22nd European Biomass Conference, held in Hamburg 23-26 June 2014

 ABSTRACT: The implementation of the European bioeconomy occurs under the impulse of entrepreneurs (ranging from carbon-based industries to farmers and foresters) and political authorities, assisted by knowledge workers (R&D). The drivers are (1) the sear...More




Flyer: BERST brochure No1
Author(s)van Leeuwen Myrna;
Scheduled date2014-05-30
SummaryBERST project: EC project, BERST consortium, regional and research partners, objectives, impacts, project set-up
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Newsletter: BERST Newsletter No 1 (Dec 2013 - May 2014; calendar and upcoming events)
Author(s)van Leeuwen Myrna;
Scheduled date2014-05-30
SummaryThe e-newsletter addresses researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders from within and outside the project who are interested in the latest research activities with regard to the regional bioeconomy. The newsletter will keep you updated two times a year. You can also visit our website www.berst.eu.
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Project report: Effects of an EU-US trade agreement on Dutch Agribusiness trade opportunities and competitiveness
Author(s)Rutten M; van Berkum S; Verhoog D; Wijnands J;
Publication date2014-05-06
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Presentation: Activities and Messages from CoP1, organized by BioCampus Straubing
Author(s)Coninx Ingrid; Kranendonk Remco;
Scheduled date2014-04-10
SummaryOur regional partner BioCampus Sraubing hosted the first Community of Practice (CoP) meeting of the BERST project on 25 and 26 March 2014. As main activity on 25 March 2014, BioCampus Straubing organized the BERST Bioregions Conference with the title The Vision of a European Bioeconomy. Speakers from the regional and the European levels were announced by moderator Andreas Löffert (CEO, BioCampus Straubing GmbH).
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Flyer: The Vision of a European - Bioregions Conference Straubing - BERST
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Scheduled date2014-03-03
SummaryThe Vision of a European Bioeconomy: Bioregions Conference Straubing - BERST The conference is free of charge. Limited number of participants. Conference language: English Conference venue: BioCampus Straubing GmbH Europaring 4 · D-94315 Straubing Tel +49 9421 785 161 · Fax +49 9421 785 155 Dr. Thomas Schleker, Cluster Manager Claudia Kirchmair, Cluster Communication
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Presentation: Overview BERST project
Author(s)van Leeuwen Myrna;
Publication date2013-12-09
SummaryExploring the bioeconomy potential in EU regions. Overview of the project presented at Kick-off meeting in The Hague, 9-10 December 2013
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Working paper: Systems Analysis Framework for the EU Bioeocnomy (SAT-BBE FP7 project)
Author(s)van Leeuwen Myrna;
Scheduled date2014-10-31
SummaryThe objective of WP 1 in the SAT-BBE project is to define the scope and definition of the analysis tool for monitoring the evolution of the bioeconomy, or more specifically: 1. to structure the concepts to be used in a bioeconomy strategy, including both the place of sustainability within the bioeconomy, as well as the biobased sectors and its drivers in relation to the rest of the economy; 2. to elaborate the foundations and analytical setting for a systems analysis framework and monitoring t...More



Project report: Assessment Framework and Operational Definitions for Long-Term Scenarios
Author(s)Laborde D; Tokgoz S; Valin H;
Publication date2013-09-26
SummaryTo navigate among the long-term challenges for global and national food security, policy makers cannot rely on qualitative analysis only. They also need quantitative tools to measure and rank the different issues that they will face and the policy responses that can be designed. FOODSECURE proposes state-of-the art simulation models that will give both researchers and policy makers the capacity to study these issues in a comprehensive framework. This paper is aimed at providing an overview of th...More



Journal publication: The role of non-tariff measures in EU dairy trade with Russia
Author(s)Ciaian P; Drgova L; Mraza M; Pokrivcak J; van Berkum S;
Publication date2013-05-07
SummaryThis article investigates Russian non-tariff measures (NTMs) on dairy products and their implications for EU dairy exports. Based on survey results, numerous and detailed Russian standards on imported dairy products are considered by respondents as redundant and unnecessary from a food safety perspective. Conformity assessment procedures are identified as a major problem when exporting to Russia. They are non-transparent, time-consuming and expose exporters to significant risk that their product...More



Journal publication: Sit down at the ball game: how trade barriers make the world less food secure
Author(s)Meijerink G.; Rutten M; Shutes L.;
Publication date2013-02-28
SummaryThis paper analyses the impacts of trade policy responses to rising world food prices by carrying out a series of stylised experiments in the wheat market using a world trade model, GTAP. The sequence of events that is modelled comprises a negative wheat supply shock and subsequent implementation of an export tax by a major net exporter and a reduction in import tariffs by a small importer. The effects of trade policy responses are contrasted with those of full liberalisation of the wheat market...More



Other media: Biofuels and Food Security: Hope or Hindrance?
Author(s)Kuiper M; Rutten M; Shutes L.; Smeets E;
Publication date2013-02-01
SummaryThe overall impact of biofuels on food security in developing countries is a subject of intense debate. The boost to agriculture could increase incomes, stimulate rural development and increase agricultural productivity, whilst biofuel-induced increases in food prices and competition for land could reduce food consumption. The concern over possible negative impacts has been great enough, together with concerns over land use effects, to warrant the EU restricting the food-based biofuel component...More



Project report: An economy-wide assessment of the food security impacts of changes in bioenergy use
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Publication date2013-01-31
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Project report: Macro-economic impact study for BioBased Malasya
Author(s)Powell J; Smeets E; Tabeau A; van Meijl H;
Publication date2012-05-01
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Technical papers: Expaning the household coverage of global simulation models: an application to Ghana.
Author(s)Kuiper M; Shutes L.;
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