Open-Bio project launches database showcasing bio-based products for public procurement
The recently completed EU project Open-Bio investigated how markets could be opened for bio-based products through standardization, labelling and procurement. As one main result informed by customer needs and demands, the project developed a database that provides relevant information about bio-based end products to assist public buyers in making purchasing decisions. Its main goal is to simplify the lives of procurement officials that want to pay more attention to bio-based products but don’t know where to start. Here is a starting point now!
The database presents various bio-based products that are relevant for public procurers and sorted by application area, product type and Common Procurement Vocabulary Code. Products include for example office supplies, gardening equipment, lubricants or plastics plates and cutlery.
The database was developed by a team of German and Dutch partners, including BTG Biomass Technology Group. NEN coordinated the project.