AlpBioEco Newsletter - December 2018
Potentials of bioeconomy along value chains of vegetable extracts and foods
Vol. 01
Merry Christmas to all AlpBioEco participants, friends and sponsors!

With the first newsletter of the project AlpBioEco, we would like to thank you for your commitment, your interest and your support in the year 2018!


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What is AlpBioEco?

We are an interdisciplinary project group consisting of
13 partners in the Alpine Space. Together we are looking
for new ways to create economic value from vegetable
products – called bioeconomy. For this purpose, the
value chains of walnuts, apples and herbs are examined
in terms of their bioeconomic potential. Our approach to developing bioeconomic business concepts is transferable to other crop products and, in the long term, to other regions.
(photo: AlpBioEco project partners, © AlpBioEco)


AlpBioEco is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Interreg Alpine Space programme and by the „Federal Transnational Cooperation Programme“ of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community.

Project start: April 2018 | Project end: April 2021

What has happened so far?

The first meeting after the project approval, our kick-off meeting, took place on 26th of July 2018 in Sigmaringen. The gathering brought the project partners together as a team and was a great opportunity for the joint project planning. In the following months, the research activities of the project partners were intensified according to our partners’ competences, for instance the development of new products made from walnut flour.
(photo: Laboratory study with students of HSAS, © AlpBioEco)

What are we working on now?

At our meeting in Munich on the 26th of November 2018, we had an intensive exchange about the project process and the further steps.  We are currently working together on the results of the first project phase: the value chain assessment report (apples, herbs and walnuts) and the replicable roadmap for analysis of bio-based value chains. We currently conduct a market and lab analyses as well as product research on the three value chains.
(photo: Meeting in Munich, © AlpBioEco)


You can support us by answering or forwarding our questionnaire about the current market of walnuts, apples and herbs. Please find all questionnaires in different languages on our homepage:


Insights into the practice

The BUND, the Albstadt-Sigmaringen University of Applied Sciences, the City of Sigmaringen and other interested participants did an excursion to two enterprises working with walnuts and nutcrackers close to Stuttgart. Thanks to this excursion, we could learn a lot about practical issues and applications which is highly relevant to evaluate practical feasibility.
(photo: Walnut oil mill, © AlpBioEco)

AlpBioEco project meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia
For more information about AlpBioEco and upcoming events please visit AlpBioEco project website.
The AlpBioEco Newsletter is published quarterly by AlpBioEco head of project communication (Albstadt-Sigmaringen University of Applied Sciences).
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