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Green Enterprise: Innovation for a Circular Economy

October 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

To mark Bioeconomy Week Ireland 2020, we’re pleased to invite you to the EPA’s Green Enterprise: Innovating for a Circular Economy* webinar where we will share the findings of the following three bioeconomy projects:


  1. SymbioBeer

Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) facilitated an Industrial Symbiosis innovation demonstration pilot between St Mel’s Brewery and Panelto Food called SymbioBeer. Waste bread was utilised as a substitute for virgin malt to create a new beer and subsequently a new bread was produced using outputs from beer production closing multiple resource loops (bread to beer to bread). In addition, IMR conducted a feasibility study exploring the wider industrial symbiosis opportunities in the Longford area.

  1. Hexafly

Hexafly developed an innovative way of breeding insects on an industrial scale utilizing Bio-Conversion technology to achieve maximum extraction of high value protein and oil products for the aquaculture, animal feed and plant nutrition industries.  Hexafly has one input (distillery by product ) and multiple outputs e.g. live larvae for poultry, dried larvae for wild bird feed, insect oil for animal feed, insect protein for aqua feed and pet feed.

  1. CyberColloids:

The overall objective of this project was to evaluate the potential to recover and utilise the biomass generated in fruit and vegetable supply chains for the production of new food fibre ingredients. A scoping study was carried out to identify commercially relevant sources of key fruit and vegetable biomass streams with the potential for upgrade. Selected biomass streams were then utilised for the production and evaluation of new food ingredients.

This is a free online event which will take place via Microsoft Teams from 10am-11am on Thursday 22nd October. Following the presentations there will be an opportunity for Q&A.


To register please email nwpp@epa.ie

* Green Enterprise is an annual funding call to support innovators in Ireland to develop and demonstrate consumer and business solutions that will stimulate the circular economy. It is led by the EPA’s National Waste Prevention Programme.


October 22, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland
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