BIOWAYS project at the European Researchers’ Night in Frascati (RM)

Great success at the European Researchers’ Night (28, 29 , 30 September 2017, Frascati, RM) for the European Project BIOWAYS, that participated to the event with workshops, laboratories, exhibitions and activities for schools.

In the BIOWAYS exhibition booth, different areas allowed the public to discover the Bio-based products through demonstrations and experiment showing practical everyday applications.

Constructions and insulation, natural painting, bioenergy, biofuel and biogas, catering disposals, etc.

Around 1000 persons (mainly children and families) have visited the exhibition stand that was enriched by research and products provided by our supporting partners.

CNR (Italian National Research Council) researchers brought examples of Bio-Plastics made from Cannabinoid-free Cannabis sativa (CNR-IBAF Institute of Agro-Environmental and Forest Biology, Montelibretti) and Biodiesel from dewatered wastewater sludge (CNR-ISTM Institute of Molecular Science and Technologies, Milano).

The company ECOZEMA provided several examples of Bio-based catering disposal from maize starch and cellulose pulp.

The new Serious Game “Bio…What?” was presented for the first time to students and families.

The game is an edutainment tool developed by the BIOWAYS project, in partnership with the BioSTEP project, to raise young generations’ awareness about Bioeconomy, stimulating curiosity and delivering information and  contents about Bio-based Products. More than 350 children played at the online game (or assisted the game play).

The ISAAC project was hosted during the workshop “Educational games and educational solutions to increase the impact of scientific and research results and involve the general public and new generations” with the game BUCK BRADLEY COMIC ADVENTURE, a comic book narrative dealing topics such Biogas and Bio methane.