A novel biorefinery concept
for mushroom compost

The BIOrescue project developed and tested a resource-efficient biorefinery concept for mushroom compost, allowing its transformation into valuable bio-based products such as bio-pesticides, biodegradable nanocarriers for drug encapsulation, as well as new enzymes.

Biorefinery process

Ultra rapid biomass analysis

Improved enzymes

Bio-based nanocariers to treat plant disease

Affordable and sustainable biopesticides


BIOrescue project: halfway to success

Discussing the first achievements and planning the way towards project’s end: that is BIOrescue partners’ objectives for their mid-term project meeting, to be held on 14 and 15 February in Chester. The meeting will be hosted by the...

On the way to a more sustainable mushroom industry

While natural resources are depleting, agriculture professionals focus their efforts on research and innovation to make their production processes more circular. Back in 2014, Monaghan Mushrooms, one of the world’s largest…

BIOrescue project featured on the Euronews channel

The Euronews channel broadcasted a short documentary about the final results of the BIOrescue project.

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Factsheet #6 Sustainability aspect of the novel BIOrescue biorefinery

Find out the economic, social, technological and environmental aspects of the BIOrescue biorefinery in this Factsheet #6, the last one of our series.

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Factsheet #5 Affordable and sustainable biopesticides

Factsheet #5 presents the work done by the Spanish Renewable Energy Centre on the development of sustainable biopesticides from the bioconversion of used mushroom compost.

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Factsheet #4 Bio-based nanocarriers to treat plant diseases

In our fourth factsheet, we showcase a new product created within the project: bio-based nanocarriers that can be used for targeted plant treatment.

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25 April 2019 / Madrid, Spain

III Biotechnology Forum

On 25 April 2019, the BIOrescue project will be presented at the Third Biotechnology Forum by its coordinator, CENER (Spain’s National Renewable Energy Centre). The Forum is organised by ASEBIO, the Spanish Association for Biotechnology Companies, and will take place in Madrid.

04 April 2019 / Brussels, Belgium

Towards a circular agro-food industry

After three years of work, partners are looking forward to sharing their findings and debating on the future European policy framework to foster the adoption of circular business practices in the agro-food industry at the occasion of project’s final policy conference that will be held on 4 April 2019 in Brussels (Thon Hotel EU, rue de la Loi 75).

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