The Joint Research Centre has been applying Life Cycle Thinking in several contexts and projects, including the evaluation of environmental impacts of bio-based products.
Algae are a valuable resource for food supplements, cosmetics, fertilisers and fuels. The JRC is compiling and analysing data on sustainable algae production and use in Europe.
This unique interactive tool demonstrates how each processing parameter can affect the total emissions of a biofuel.
Did you know that Europe's yearly agricultural biomass is equal to the weight of 162 pyramids of Cheops? How to best manage this valuable resource and optimize a circular economy?
To help measure a sustainable circular bioeconomy the JRC, in partnership with other Commission services and external experts, developed the EU Bioeconomy Monitoring System.
The use of biomass for home heating has emerged as a major health concern.