RES URBIS Stakeholder Platform – 29 June, Wales

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RES URBIS Stakeholder Platform – 29 June, Wales

A stakeholder platform for the RES URBIS (Resources from Urban Bio-waste) project will take place on 29 June (2-5pm) at the University of South Wales in Cardiff.

Resurbis.width-750If you would like to attend this event please contact David Newman at

RES URBIS, a three-year Horizon 2020 project, is combining a range of biological techniques to produce alternatives to petroleum based plastics. It aims to use waste to produce new environmentally-friendly bioproducts, as well as exploring ways to extract energy and nutrients.

The project is being coordinated by the University of La Sapienza in Rome. BBIA has the role of coordinator of the stakeholder platform, and will be engaging with producers, researchers and potential users during the experimentation phase.

The Stakeholder Platform is a means by which the RES URBIS project can be shared with a wider, specialised audience consisting of interested stakeholders. These include industry, government, associations, technical consultants and research.

The Stakeholder Platform has the role of ‘sounding board’. Participants will be free to discuss and examine the project and to suggest potential pathways to improving its performance and outcomes. Participants can also register their interest in increasing their involvement in the project as it develops.

This second meeting of the Stakeholder Platform will introduce again the project briefly to all participants, and then include speakers giving their wider views on the industrial biotechnology sector without specific reference to the project. Finally, an open discussion follows in which participants can dialogue with the project partners.

The programme, running from 2-5pm, is as follows:

  • Welcome and introduction, Professor Alan Guwys, University of South Wales
  • Introducing RES URBIS, Professor Mauro Majone, University La Sapienza, Rome
  • Industrial biotechnology in the UK: An overview, Colin Miles, BBSRC, UK
  • Innovation in Wales, Adrian Jones SMART Cymru Innovation, Department of Economy and Innovation, Wales
  • Port Talbot Steelworks and the transition to “Green Steel” as part of a Welsh Circular Economy, Dr Chris Williams, TATA,
  • Novamont Italy: Their pathway to 100% renewable biopolmers, Tony Breton, Novamont UK
  • Representatives of Welsh Water and of Rhonda Cynon Taf
  • Getting the Wheels Moving on the Circular Economy – A chemical industry perspective, Professor Tony Davies, Azko Nobel
  • The work packages, latest updates from 6 work package leaders
  • Open discussion with closure of meeting around 5pm

The programme can be downloaded here.

Among SP participants who will be in the audience are Nina Sweet OBE, WRAP, and Andrea Accorigi, European Commission.

Thank you to our Welsh colleagues for the hard work in helping to assemble the line-up for what should be a very interesting afternoon.

If you would like to attend this event please contact David Newman at


Address: Room B1, Brecon Building, University of South Wales, Treforest Campus, near Cardiff Directions:

RES URBIS received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730349 (Call CIRC-05-2016: Unlocking the potential of urban organic waste)

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