Improving Europe's Urban Metabolism


4 years

2020 - 2024





The EU Bioeconomy Strategy sees cities becoming major circular bioeconomy hubs, where biowaste is a feedstock for safe and sustainable bio-based products. But until now very few cities and regions have developed circular bio-based economy strategies or projects for the production of innovative bio-based products.

The HOOP project supports 8 lighthouse cities and regions in developing large-scale urban circular bioeconomy initiatives that will focus on sustainably obtaining bio-based products from urban biowaste and wastewater. The HOOP Urban Circular Bioeconomy Hub will create an online platform to foster knowledge exchange and replication in cities across Europe. The 8 cities and regions are: Kuopio (Finland) | Bergen (Norway) | Almere (The Netherlands) | Albano-Lazio (Italy) | Porto (Portugal) | Region of Western Macedonia (Greece) | Murcia (Spain) | Münster (Germany)

The HOOP project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement N°101000836