In the framework of the BLOOM project, the Spanish Hub is getting ready to launch a journal focused on bioeconomy! The C3-BIOECONOMY!
The bioeconomy encompasses all sectors and systems based on biological resources, their functions and principles, including agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food and bioindustries, and it is a key sector to encourage growth in rural and coastal areas. The European Bioeconomy Strategy addresses the production of renewable biological resources and their conversion into essential products and bioenergy. Since its update in 2018, the Strategy is focused on accelerating the deployment of a sustainable European bioeconomy to maximize its contribution to the Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as to the Paris Agreement: ‘The bioeconomy must be circular, so that biological resources are maintained as long as possible in the productive chain in order to ensure that there are no unexploited resources’. A sustainable bioeconomy contributes to modernization and strengthening of the industrial basis, through the creation of new value chains and more ecological and profitable industrial processes; it is the renewable section of circular economy, which can transform bio-waste, waste and discard materials from valuable resources and generate innovations and incentives to help retailers and consumers reduce food waste; and it promotes healthy ecosystems, contributing to their restoration.
C3-BIOECONOMY is going to be an international innovation journal on Circular and Sustainable Bioeconomy, on an annual basis, focused in the agri-food and forestry field and with a multisectorial approach. It accepts works from all sectors of the innovation system with particular emphasis on business and academic sectors. In general, it includes innovative papers, written in Spanish or English, that deal with topics on food innovation, agriculture and forestry, and bioproducts and bioprocesses related to the agri-food and forestry sector.
C3-BIOECONOMY is going to be divided into the following specific sections:
C3-BIOECONOMY is a combination of efforts, linking highly qualified research institutions with experience in knowledge transfer within areas of the journal scope. It is founded by the Agrifood Campus of International Excellence (ceiA3) and edited by the University of Córdoba, thanks to the network and work generated in BLOOM. We invite everyone to stay updated about the Spanish Hub! The journal is coming soon!