About BioCannDo

Clear, scientifically sound messages about bio-based products to engage citizens

The context

Europe’s economy is largely dependent on fossil resources, which are used for chemistry and energy and all kinds of everyday products. But these resources are scarce and using them can harm the environment and our climate. The use of biomass from agriculture, forestry and marine resources offers a way out of our dependency on fossil resources. A transition from the fossil-based economy to a new bioeconomy will hopefully make Europe more sustainable, boost growth and create jobs. Most people, however, are not aware of this opportunity.


The Bioeconomy Awareness and Discourse Project (BioCannDo) aims to increase awareness of bio-based products – products partly or wholly made of biomass. The project will develop and distribute communication and educational materials about the bioeconomy and bio-based products: articles, videos, information sheets and other items for a general audience. We also facilitate access to trustworthy resources through our website: AllThings.Bio.
Our goal is to develop clear, scientifically sound messages about bio-based products that can be easily understood by a general audience. We aim to increase acceptance of bio-based materials and engage EU citizens in the new bioeconomy.


The BioCannDo project started in October 2016 and will run until September 2019.
Click here to download the BioCannDo brochure.

Project coordinator

Erik Lohse
FNR – Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V.

BioCannDo Deliverables

D2.6 – Project presentation and leaflet
D3.1 – Virtual Map – 1st version
D3.3 – Virtual Map – 3rd updated version
D3.10 – Periodic Webinar n° 1
D3.11 – Periodic Webinar n° 2
D3.12 – Periodic webinar with networking partners
D4.1 – Infohub kick-off: website and social media accounts operational
D5.4 – Report on 1st Workshop and Focus Group – Case Study 1
D6.1 – Mapping report on educational actors, materials and programmes
D5.5 – Report on 2nd Workshop and Focus Group – Case Study 2

D5.6 – Report on 3rd Workshop and Focus Group – Case Study 3

BioCannDo organises a series of webinars

Who are we?

We are a consortium of organisation with a wide range of expertise, from technical knowledge of renewable resources to the development of educational resources. Our team also includes strategic consultancies and research communication experts.

Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V.

FNR was founded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). FNR main responsibility is to support R&D in the area of renewable resources, but also to inform the public about current research results. FNR contributes to the needed coordination and knowledge transfer and is participating in various trans-national projects and international cooperation.

Prospex bvba

Prospex is a leading provider for developing effective dialogue, lasting agreements and solutions for changing environments. Prospex excels in motivating stakeholders and creating a real and genuine dialogue to build the basis for sustained and successful solutions. Through stakeholder-driven R&D, Prospex enables participatory processes in cutting-edge research and development.

BTG Biomass Technology Group BV

BTG is a SME developing processes and promoting the production and market-uptake of bioenergy, biofuels and bio-based products. We combine academic intelligence with engineering skills and practical field experience. We help bridging the gap between the research community and the marketplace.

Centre of Expertise Biobased Economy

The Centre of Expertise Biobased Economy (CoE BBE) is a co-operation between Avans University of Applied Sciences and HZ University of Applied Sciences. The Centre of Expertise Biobased Economy helps organisations and businesses to leverage their ambitions by renewing their higher education and applied research.


youris.com is an independent non-profit communication agency that partners with consortia in EU-funded projects to enhance dialogue with stakeholders and the public at large. It supports research activities and results delivering targeted communication services and strategies to increase the outreach potential of research and innovation in Europe.

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