Report about POWER4BIO cross-visit to Mazovia, Poland

20 and 21 January 2021

Due to COVID 19, the cross-visit to Mazovia took place online for two days: January 20-21, 2021. On the first day, the morning session was an introduction to the economy of Mazovia presented by the Representative of the regional authorities. The presentations concerned the resources and potential of bioeconomy development in the agricultural and waste management sectors. Then the process of transition to the bioeconomy was presented, along with social aspects. The second part of the session on the first day dealt with the research and innovation situation in the field of the bioeconomy. Then, the bioeconomy development strategy document in Mazovia, developed as part of the POWER4BIO project by Regional Bioeconomy Hubs (RBHs), was presented. Information on public and institutional support for bioeconomy activities closed the first day of the POWER4BIO cross-visit.

The second day of the cross visit was more focused on the practical side of the bioeconomy and bioeconomy activities. This section included two examples of good practice in the bioeconomy. First, a representative of the BIOTREM company presented the activity of the company that produces bran food accessories. The second example was the research activity of KEZO in the field of bioenergy.

Here you can download the presentations of the POWER4BIO cross-visit to Mazovia:
Mazovia Region: Administration & Economy
Speaker: Mariusz Rukat – Chancellery of the Marshal Office of the Marshal of the Mazovian Voivodeship

Availability and use of agricultural resources. Bioeconomy development potential in this sector in Mazovia
Speaker: Marta Król – Marshal’s Office of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Availability and use of resources from waste management. Bioeconomy development potential in this sector in Mazovia
Speaker: Urszula Pawlak – Marshal’s Office of the Mazowieckie

Transformation towards a bioeconomy. Social and environmental aspects
Speaker: Dr Piotr Wieczorek – Polish Biomass Society. Department for Fuels and Bioeconomy at Łukasiewicz Research Network – Automotive Industry Institute

Research and innovation in the field of bioeconomy in Poland
Speaker: Dr Marek Hryniewicz – Institute of Technology and Life Sciences. Department of Economical and Energetical Analyses

Assumptions and review of the bioeconomy development strategy for Mazovia
Speaker: Prof. Piotr Gradziuk – Institute of Rural and Agricultural Development, Department of Economic Modeling of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public and institutional support for the development of bioeconomy in Mazovia
Speaker: Marek Pszonka – Mazovia Energy Agency on behalf of Marshal’s Office of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship. Department of Regional Development and European Funds

Case study 1: The future of single-use food packaging according to BIOTREM. Biodegradable single-use tableware and packaging made from plant-based raw materials – by-products and waste of the agri-food industry
Speaker: Artur Bednarz – BIOTREM

Case study 2: Work of the KEZO Research Center on energy systems including biomass
Speaker: dr inż. Patryk Chaja – Polish Academy of Sciences Research Centre Energy Conversionand Renewable Resources