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The Bin2Grid project is promoting segregated collection of food waste from specific and various waste producers (food and beverage industry, catering, residential) in order to produce biofuel (biomethane) and its usage through local filling stations network.

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PPI4Waste - Final conference

PPI4Waste project explored ways to boost innovative solutions in the waste sector thanks to public procurement of innovation

After almost 3 years of work, the EU-funded PPI4Waste project ended with an international conference gathering public procurers and suppliers committed to boost innovation in the waste sector. Following a presentation of the main findings of the project, experts and participants agreed that more cooperation was needed to support public procurement of innovation and help increase the uptake of innovative solutions for waste management.

Without surprise, public procurement of innovation (PPI) was at the heart of every discussion during “Feedback and opportunities for public procurement of innovation in the waste sector”, the final conference of the project Promotion of Public Procurement of Innovation for Resource Efficiency and Waste Treatment (PPI4Waste), which took place on 12 September 2017 in Brussels. It gave in particular the opportunity to showcase the outputs of the project.
As highlighted during the conference, there is no doubt that PPI is a powerful tool to foster innovation and leverage the market. However it still results in a complicated process for most of the public authorities. This is why the PPI4Waste project was set up: to explore mechanisms to overcome barriers to PPI in the waste sector. A number of activities took place within the project lifetime to identify common needs and state-of-the-art solutions, bring together the demand and supply sides, and gain a better understanding of ready-to-market solutions.

Bin2Grid project has been also presented during the conference, with main objectives and outcomes. This was also a perfect opportunity to announce Bin2Grid final conference that will be organised on 24 November in Brussels.

 

For more information about the project, its outputs and final conference, visit www.ppi4waste.eu