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Sustainability Transition Assessment and Research of Bio-based Products


European Commission (2017 - 2020)

Research Team

Professor James Clark (PI), Dr Avtar Matharu, Janice Lofthouse

External Collaborators



“Sustainability Transition Assessment and Research of Bio-based Products” (STAR-ProBio) is a multi-disciplinary and multi-actor collaborative project encompassing the construction of a common framework for the development of regulations and standards, suitable for horizontal industrial application, to support the growth of and transition to a bio-based economy. This will be achieved through development of a “fit-for-purpose” sustainability scheme (including standards and labels for bio-based products). An integral part of this project entails use of life cycle assessment (LCA) in a circular economy framework, with emphasis on “end-of-life” phase. This assessment with cover the three pillars of sustainability: environmental, economic and social impacts of exemplary bio-based products from different sectors.

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