Valorisation of innovative bio-economical potentials along bio-based food & botanical extract value chains in the Alpine Space


  • Save the date: AlpBioEco final public conference will take place on the 11 February 2021!

    In order to communicate AlpBioEco final projects results, but also to gain once more new contacts and inputs, AlpBioEco and its project partners organise an online final public conference on the 11 February 2021.
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  • The “nut village Frümsen”, Switzerland: Interview with Hans Oppliger

    The “Nussdorf Frümsen” (“nut village Frümsen”) is located in Switzerland and is a specialty because 78 different walnut varieties are currently being preserved there in order to protect biodiversity. We spoke to Hans Oppliger, the president of the “Nussdorf Frümsen” association. 

  • Hay flowers from local rough meadows are turned into regional care products in Austria: Interview with Alexander Heller

    Alexander Heller heads the family company HELFE, which produces natural body care products. HELFE was created in 1927 with the development of a cream – today, the product portfolio is much more extensive and plant extracts are also produced in-house. This also includes hay flower extracts, which connected Alexander Heller to the AlpBioEco project.

  • Herbs cultivation and hydrolates in Istria, Slovenia: Interview with Jana Bergant

    Jana Bergant lives in Slovenia and cultivates local herbs. She uses them in cosmetics of her company "Bonistra". Jana Bergant was therefore an ideal partner for the local cooperation in Slovenia with AlpBioEco for the value chain of “herbs” – we spoke to her about herbs, hydrolates and her cooperation with AlpBioEco. 

  • The study of apple pomace in the laboratory in Austria: Interview with Dr. Bettina Schwarzinger

    As part of the AlpBioEco project, laboratory analyses of the various bioeconomic materials were also relevant for the further development of product ideas. One of the analyses was carried out by Dr. Bettina Schwarzinger from the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria in Wels. Read the interview here!