Our focal regions


About the focal region

MainstreamBIO MIPs aim to enhance cooperation among key stakeholders in the Lubelskie region. The regional innovation platform provides dedicated support to a wide range of actors in the agriculture and bioeconomy sector. The platform offers business services, technological services, and a digital toolkit to assist biomass producers, business representatives, and technology owners. The primary focus in the Lubelskie region is on utilizing local agricultural residues, and the development of the bioeconomy is seen as a renewable and innovative path towards providing food, clean water, and energy. The region is home to innovative companies involved in agricultural waste processing and those supporting agricultural improvement.

The Lubelskie region places great emphasis on the development of environmental technologies and innovation in various areas. These include energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, low-emission solutions, water and sewage technologies, waste management, recycling, probiotic food products, biomaterials, and medical applications. The region also promotes the production of functional, ecological, and traditional food products specific to the region, such as dairy, meat, fruits, and vegetables. By focusing on these areas, the Lubelskie region aims to drive sustainable growth, foster innovation, and meet the evolving needs of the bioeconomy.

Regional feedstock and value chains

Opportunities and Challenges

  • Corn residues – the main use of corn is for the feed milling industry and for on-farm feed.
  • Rapeseed residues – the main purpose of rapeseed in the region currently is to supply the food market.
  • Sugar beet residues – residues from sugar beet harvesting can play a key role for improving soil nutrient quality and help close the nutrient cycle on the field.
  • Berries residues – Poland is the world’s leading chokeberry producer, while ranking second in the world in currant production.


  •  Comprehensive catalogue of biobased technologies and best practices.
  • Widespread adoption of biosolutions among Polish stakeholders.
  • Expansion of bioeconomy initiatives beyond local markets.
  • Access to the European market
    Support and guidance in upscaling operations.
  • Enhanced competitiveness and success on a broader scale.


  • Developing robust and sustainable business models
  • Mentoring activities on finance management
  • Risk strategy implementation

Context and needs of rural stakeholders

What MainstreamBIO brings

  • Services providing catalogues of bio-based technologies and nutrient recycling practices
  • Support in finding partners for cooperation in Poland and EU countries
  • Knowledge sharing about successful agricultural projects aligned with bioeconomy principles
  • Availability of services in Polish to reach a wider audience
  • Development and cooperation opportunities for associated members through the MainstreamBIO Platform
  • Expansion of knowledge in the field of bioeconomy
  • Broadening horizons of biomass suppliers, entrepreneurs, and stakeholders
  • Key services for innovation support:
    • Catalogue of Biobased Technologies and Best Practices
    • Business model design and mentoring
    • Collaboration and partnerships in driving bioeconomy projects forward


Magdalena Borzęcka ([email protected])

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