Sectoral Convergence : Connecting up the dots of the Biotransition
Mirroring the dynamics of our solar system, gravitational pull is drawing related sectors and the Bio360 Expo constellation more and more into overlapping orbits.
Achieving sustainable and circular employment of the biosphere’s resources are core themes of Bio360 Expo and therefore alignment with affiliated sectors, such as carbon capture and utilisation/sequestration and biomaterials, is of particular relevance.
Advancing this convergence, Bio360 Expo 2023 will explore and develop in conjunction with bioenergy topics, these interrelated themes as we try to determine an overall definitive pathway away from fossils to a renewable, circular world.
Connecting up the dots that highlight the relationships across bioenergy, carbon capture and utilisation/storage and biobased materials is what distinguishes and defines Bio360 Expo, as an event with purpose.
Green Build - Biobased and renewable materials for construction
Green Build - Biobased and renewable materials for construction : capture and utilisation of CO2, algae, biochar and/or agricultural co-products in concrete, biochar as a substitute for fossil bitumen to bind asphalt, lignin also as an asphalt binder as well as a main ingredient for the manufacture of high-performance foam door and window frames, hemp and biobased foams for insulation as well as biochar for cladding among other innovative solutions for a healthy, low-carbon or carbon negative built environnement.
Carbon capture and utilisation / storage (CCU/S)
Carbon capture and utilisation / storage (CCU/S): capturing and utilising CO2 is a key tool for reducing net future carbon emissions and can equally make a significant contribution to fossil displacement through downstream processing leading to a large range of products (chemical, fuels, materials… the list goes on), the end goal being to achieve a world where all carbon is renewed and the carbon resident in the geosphere (fossil carbon) remains underground.
Biochar: le biochar has a large evolving range of usages from agriculture and soil management, for livestock, water management, construction, biocomposites etc and is one of the few Negative Emissions Technologies as identified by the IPCC. With biochar, gigatonnes of excess atmospheric CO2 can be extracted and sequestered.