Explore good practice bio-based business models and real-life inspiring examples

This section of e-Tools provides virtual library of 12 good practice bio-based business models and 20 real-life inspiring examples illiustrating how existing business enterprises are innovating in the bioeconomy sector. These business models and examples are developed to demonstrate how bio-based businesses in the BSR can introduce innovations in their current activities or how can they find a niche for new businesses in the bioeconomy sector.

Search engine of this library (click search icon below) enables to find relevant good practice business models and their examples, i.e. case studies, by specifying value proposition of a business (replacement of fossil fuels, etc.), source of biomass used in production (agriculture and food industry biomass, etc.), and type of production, i.e. energy production, circular bioeconomy development, production of non-energy high value-added products. The search can be narrowed to business models or business cases. Business cases can be searched by country in which analysed business enterprises are located. Search by word or phrase is also possible.

For more information on here presented materials, please read “Report on good practice business models and example small and medium scale pilot business projects for sustainable bioenergy and side bio-products production in the BSR”.

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Case 9.2: Spoontainable - edible ice cream spoons - Germany
Name of the company: Spoontainable Country: Germany Size of the business: 7 employees Website: https://spoontainable.com/ Background The founders met at the University of Hohenheim at the e […]
Case 10.1: Est-Agar - sustainable enhancement of the red algae Furcellaria lu...
Name of the company: Est-Agar AS Country: Estonia Size of the business: 25 employees Website: http://estagar.ee/ Background The enterprise is currently owned by three friends who were inter […]
Case 10.2: SatiMed - wellness and health products from the hemp plant - Lithu...
Name of the company: UAB SatiMed Country: Lithuania Size of the business: 8 employees Website: https://www.satimed.eu Background SatiMed is a biotechnology R&D company that started with […]
Case 10.3: oceanBASIS - natural cosmetics and food from seaweed - Germany
Name of the company: oceanBASIS GmbH Country: Germany Size of the business: 20 employees Website: https://www.oceanbasis.de Background In 1994, CRM – Coastal Research & Management was f […]
Case 11.1: Borregaard - production of sustainable and environmentally friendl...
Name of the company: Borregaard Country: Norway Size of the business: 1 103 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees Website: https://borregaard.com/ Background Borregaard is a company with ric […]
Case 11.2: Emsland Group - sustainability through ‘using nature to create’ - ...
Name of the company: Emsland Group Country: Germany Size of the business: 1 200 employees Website: https://www.emsland-group.de/ Background The Emsland Group manufactures vegetable (potato, […]