Grassland and green shrubs cover 21% of the total surface area of the EU-28 and as such are a key element of the regions’ landscape and biodiversity. Today, grass as a resource remains underutilised. It is often left to decay after mowing and thus incurs costs and fails to capitalise on the potential benefits available for individuals and society.
The EU-funded project GO-GRASS is determined to harness this overlooked potential by developing circular business models based on the exploitation of grass resources, thereby contributing to nutrient recovery, reducing the dependency on fossil fuels, and creating benefits to strengthen rural communities.
As part of EU Green Week 2020, which aims to emphasise the contribution biodiversity can make to society and the economy, this online event will explore the untapped potential of Europe’s grasslands.
The first session will demonstrate a range of innovative and cost-effective processes and technologies to transform grass into valuable bio-based products. The second session will afford stakeholders the opportunity to discuss various tools and resources that can foster the deployment of sustainable grassland management practices and circular business models across the EU.
Join our event to share your views and explore the circular business practices that will shape tomorrow’s rural economies.