SuperBark featured at CONECT 2024 in Riga

SuperBark featured at CONECT 2024, the International Scientific Conference on Environmental and Climate Technologies in Riga.

The SuperBark project was showcased at CONECT 2024, the 17th International Scientific Conference on Environmental and Climate Technologies, held from May 15th to 17th in Riga, Latvia. 

The event was hosted by SuperBark partner Riga Technical University’s (RTU) Institute of Energy Systems and Environment (IESE), a leader in environmental and engineering sciences in Latvia. 

CONECT 2024 gathered scientists, researchers, PhD students, and professionals from over 25 countries to discuss advancements in energy systems and environmental engineering. Under the theme “Circularity in Bioeconomy,” Lead Researcher Ilze Vamža from RTU presented the SuperBark project, highlighting its focus on waste stream valorization in the bioeconomy sector. Ilze showcased two initiatives: SuperBark and PESCO-UP 

During her talk, Ilze emphasized SuperBark’s goal of achieving over 95% bio-based products to mitigate safety concerns related to human health and the environment. The RTU team focuses on optimizing the entire value chain of SuperBark, from bark properties to end-product performance, and developing a system dynamics modelling database. Their aim is to develop an open-source online tool designed to help stakeholders navigate complex systems, and support the scale-up and replication of bio-based adhesives and coatings across Europe. 

For more information on Riga Technical University’s work within the SuperBark project, please contact Ilze Vamža at or the project coordinator Marc Borrega at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd at