During the CatchBio meeting held in Utrecht on 19th January, the post-docs Anand Narani (University of Amsterdam), Yann Le Brech (Utrecht University) and Shilpa Agarwal (University of Groningen), won the ‘Value creation’ competition. The three researchers made a short film that translates the CatchBio programme and its results to the general public. The team competed with six other post-doc teams in describing the socio-economic impact and key results of the CatchBio programme.
The short film describes the drastic need for alternatives to fossil fuels, and the contribution of the CatchBio programme to develop sustainable alternatives to secure a green society for which enough energy is produced while waste streams are appropriately managed. The valorization of lignin waste streams from the paper and pulp industry into useful products such as biofuels is given as an example.
The short film will be presented during the open CatchBio Celebrates! symposium on 16 November 2016 in SugarCity, Halfweg.