About IPStar BV
IPStar is technology transfer partner and member of the MELiSSA Space research consortium. We manage a space technology portfolio in collaboration in the area of biobased economy, circular technology, sustainability, cleantech and life sciences.
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In order to achieve sustainable growth for an increasing world population a balanced and fair distribution of resources is a necessity. Circular economic models present powerful tools to empower this objective as recycling helps to eliminate ‘scarcity’ from the economic equation.
Accelerate the transition to a circular economy on space ship earth inspired by restorative life support technologies designed for long term human space missions that present highly efficient and robust solutions for a sustainable Earth.
MELiSSA is a multi-disciplinary international consortium of 14 academic institutes, organizations and business partners across Europe and Canada that work for the development of bio-regenerative life support technologies to enable long-term manned space travel. The ultimate recycling machine. A space mission to Mars takes roughly three years. With a crew of six astronauts 30 tons of supplies are required includes water, nutrients and oxygen. Recycling of basically everything including (human and plant) waste on site is a necessity. In order to achieve this, the MELiSSA space research program was launched by ESA in 1989. MELiSSA stands for "Micro-Ecological Life Support Alternative '. This has produced hundreds of technolgies that can be apllied on Earth to boost the transition to a Circular Economy.