Environmentally friendly and sustainable circular bioeconomy should largely focus on biomass that cannot be used as food, such as seaweed, algae and waste from food production.
SINTEF is looking at how food waste, sludge and surplus heat can be part of the solution. We have a long way to go. Fortunately, it does not depend on the will of the industry and the public, but on access to good and profitable technologies and solutions. We need extensive research and innovation to find, develop and commercialize the solutions that will let us go from a linear to a circular society.