The bioeconomy towards 2050
The bioeconomy towards 2050
The bioeconomy towards 2050
‘Make Biobased a permanent part of education in Europe’
The bioeconomy towards 2050
The bioeconomy towards 2050
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Bio-based Industries Consortium
03:40:14

Bio-based Industries Consortium

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) represents the private sector in a public-private partnership (PPP) with the…

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BISC-E Team Waterskins
01:33

Dutch students win international BISC-E competition 2021

The Dutch student team WaterSkins from Delft has won first prize in the international final of…

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Dill
01:06

European Parliament voted in favour of CBE JU

The European Parliament voted in favour of a legislative proposal on the establishment of 9 joint…

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Chemport Connect Live 12 okt 2021
04:06

Biobased business means playing on multiple chessboards

The circular bio-based economy is gaining momentum. Several developments of recent years are about to break…

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EUBCE 2019
01:10

BBI JU joins EUBCE in May 2022

The public-private partnership BBI JU (Bio-based IndustriesJoint Undertaking) is teaming up with the European Biomass Conference…

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Europe - Agriculture - Ireland
01:15

Biobased industries turnover in Europe jumps to € 780 billion

The bio-based industries in Europe continue to grow. In 2018, they achieved a total turnover of…

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Stacks of money
00:55

BBI JU shows impact in various countries

The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) has released a new infographic showing the impact of…

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Interconnected Europe
00:48

Interconnecting players in the European bioeconomy

Pitch Perfect and Boost The European Bioeconomy on 28 September gives a unique opportunity for players…

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Interconnected Europe
03:03

Live event in Brussels brings biobased value chains together

The biobased community in Europe must grow into a lively ecosystem, where parties find each other…

Pierre Gielen

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Plant in lab glassware and model of a molecule
01:14

Progress of The Vanguard Bioeconomy Pilot

The innovative use of biomass for non-food applications can make a significant contribution to addressing contemporary…

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Vienna skyline
00:44

Only 4 more weeks until #EFIB2021

In just four weeks, the international biobased community will gather in Vienna for the 2021 edition…

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Biorefinery
01:49

“Bioeconomy generates significant carbon savings”

The circular and sustainable bioeconomy is already contributing to all dimensions and objectives of the European…

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LoafFoam, winners BISC-E Belgium 2021
01:10

“Link BISC-E competition to industrial activities of BIC members”

The international biobased student competition BISC-E can be linked more strongly to the activities of the…

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Tree in glass
01:44

Microorganisms recycle ‘non-recyclable’ plastic waste

Only 31% of all plastics entering waste management systems are recycled, while the rest are incinerated…

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LoafFoam, winners BISC-E Belgium 2021
05:07

BISC-E stimulates biobased entrepreneurship among students

Some invent grand theoretical concepts, such as cultivating seaweed around offshore wind parks to produce biogas.…

Pierre Gielen

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Micoalgae biorefinery
01:35

SCALE consortium builds world’s largest biorefinery for microalgae

In Baillargues, southern France, the world's largest biorefinery for microalgae will be built. This is announced…

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Meadow in the Alps
01:38

Activity report 2020 conforms impact of BBI JU

The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) is making a substantial contribution to the objectives of…

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Vineyard in Italy
01:21

BBI JU to invest €104.5 million into 18 new projects

Grant agreements have been signed for 18 new projects selected for funding under the 2020 BBI…

Editorial office

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Photocamera close-up
00:29

BBI JU photo competition

BBI JU invites its projects, both ongoing and completed, to participate in the #BBIimpact photo competition.

Editorial office

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Ascidia
01:14

Cures for cancer and Parkinson’s will probably come from the ocean

The world's oceans contain a great diversity of life forms that are still little known, but…

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Underwater
07:33

The undiscovered potential of the ocean

Oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth's surface. They are a source of biodiversity with…

Pierre Gielen

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Saveur Syrups
05:39

“This competition was our ticket to the business world”

Since the Bio-based Industries Consortium 'adopted' the international student competition BISC-E in 2019, the number of…

Pierre Gielen

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Syrup production
01:01

BISC-E 2021 open for participation

The Biobased Innovation Student Challenge Europe (BISC-E) 2021 is open for participation. The challenge aims to…

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Biorefinery LIGNOFLAG, Clariant
02:50

Biorefineries are boosting the bio-based industries across Europe

With 11 flagship first-of-their-kind biorefineries funded across Europe, BBI JU is demonstrating the essential role of…

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Fishing boats near Setubal, Portugal
03:10

Portugal potential champion of the European bioeconomy

Portugal has the potential to become the Green Deal champion of Europe. This is evident from…

Pierre Gielen

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Plant growing on banknotes
01:07

European Commission gives green light to CBE JU

The European Commission has agreed on CBE, the successor of BBI JU in a legislative proposal…

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BBI JU awards funding to 18 new projects
00:39

BBI JU awards funding to 18 new projects

The BBI JU Program Office has selected 18 proposals that will receive a total of €…

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First European success with new Andes Lupine variety
02:31

First European success with new Andean Lupin variety

Plant Breeders Rights were granted to Vandinter Semo BV on 29th December 2020 for the Andean…

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Mathematical formulas
00:50

Valorising food waste streams based on mathematical models

One third of all food waste occurs during processing. In this way, 41 tons of food…

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“Data is our new beacon”
07:31

“Data is our new beacon”

In today's world, customization, transparency and efficiency are of crucial importance for keeping industries competitive and…

Pierre Gielen

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Inverted little planet of rapeseed field
00:51

Scientific article highlights the positive impact of BBI JU

The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) has been crucial in delivering a positive transformative impact…

Editorial office

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Bitter oranges in Athens
02:02

Greek students win BISC-E 2020

Team Citrion from the University of Athens has won the 2020 BISC-E student competition today (October…

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Farmland
01:58

Biopheromones are going to replace insecticides (except in Europe)

The European objective within the Farm to Fork strategy to use 50% less insecticides in farming…

Editorial office

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How to measure the bio-based sector’s contribution to UN SDGs
01:08

How to measure the bio-based sector’s contribution to UN SDGs

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has commissioned guidance produced by the Institute of European Environmental Policy…

Editorial office

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Rapeseed fields
01:57

European bioeconomy worth € 2.4 trillion

The bio-based industries continue their ascent marking a total contribution of € 750 billion to the…

Editorial office

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Biotechgate Digital Partnering
00:53

B2B networking for the bio-based industry

The next edition of the annual BIC industry networking event, now called BioSYNERGISE, will take place…

Editorial office

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Meat packaging
00:38

European consortium looking for partner in the food industry

A European consortium of knowledge institutions and companies in the field of the packaging industry is…

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Green leaf with water drops
00:44

BIC network is growing: 10 new members

Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC) welcomes 10 new members. Of these, 3 are industry members: DuPont, Ava…

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Garbage truck
06:06

Bio-based industries equipped to help Europe meet its waste objectives

Domestic bio-waste contains valuable organic substances that can be used for soil improvement but can also…

Pierre Gielen

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Idyllic landscape
01:16

Annual Activity Report BBI JU published

The 2019 Annual Activity Report of the BBI JU is now available online. The report highlights…

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European Commission building with flags
02:02

Calling for a stronger recognition of the bio-based sector

63 BIC industry members, CEOs and C-level executives have signed an open letter to the European Commission,…

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European Acacia
01:59

Impact of BBI JU for the green recovery of Europe

BBI JU launched the publication BBI JU: a high-impact initiative for green recovery of Europe highlighting…

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Garbage collection
01:30

Europe’s bio-waste potential largely untapped

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has teamed up with Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) to produce a…

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Nord-Est Romania
01:28

BIC launches Bioeconomy Partnering Platform

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has partnered with the European Committee of Regions (CoR) to develop…

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Vidzeme Latvia
07:30

Regions and Green Growth: BIC Platform to connect regions and the bio-based industry launched

The Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC) has launched a new digital bioeconomy partnering platform in cooperation with…

Pierre Gielen

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BBI JU launches 22 projects to support green recovery of Europe
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BBI JU launches 22 projects to support green recovery of Europe

The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) has signed grant agreements with 22 new projects selected…

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Tractor plowing a field
05:59

“Agriculture: a fully-fledged partner in biobased value chains”

The bio-economy starts on the fields. That is where the agricultural biomass originates. Active participation of…

Pierre Gielen

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The bioeconomy towards 2050
01:38

Moving towards a Circular Biobased Europe

We have recently published the last annual call of the current Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI…

Dirk Carrez

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2020 BBI JU Call is open
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2020 BBI JU Call is open

he 2020 BBI JU Call for proposals is now open until 3 September 2020, 17:00 CET.…

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Farmers in the field with laptop
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BBI JU published clear booklet about Call 2020

The Bio-based Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) has published a booklet about the Call 2020. It contains…

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Mushrooms
01:54

BIC opens public consultation on new research agenda

The Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC) invites stakeholders and society for a public consultation on the new…

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European industry collage
01:21

European industry should become frontrunner in clean technology

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) is ready to take the New Industrial Strategy for Europe forward.

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European Commission building with flags
01:17

Core role for bio-based industries in EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), Europe’s leading industry association putting innovation, circularity and sustainability at the…

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Virtual meeting
00:40

BBI JU presents first Virtual Info Day

Due to the COVID-19 threat, the annual information day of the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking will…

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Bio-based solutions for a future-fit Europe
06:39

Bio-based solutions for a future-fit Europe

The ambitious Green Deal of the new European Commission aims at a cleaner, circular future for…

Pierre Gielen

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Philippe Mengal
04:28

“We need 100 Flagships in the next period”

About 800 experts from the biobased economy across Europe visited the second edition of the BBI…

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The bioeconomy towards 2050
01:51

Growing interest in bio-based market applications … let’s continue the support

It has often been argued that a lack of demand-side policies such as no dedicated framework…

Dirk Carrez

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Lady bug on corn
03:56

BIC launches joint Vision for a European circular bio-society

‘In the circular bio-society, informed citizens choose more sustainable means to live and acknowledge and benefit…

Pierre Gielen

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Green tree, dead tree
01:18

IPCC: rapid action required against global warming

To limit global warming to 1.5°C, 'rapid and far-reaching' transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport,…

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The bioeconomy towards 2050
01:52

The bioeconomy towards 2050

In 2012, the companies within the Biobased Industries Consortium (BIC) developed a Vision for 2030. The…

Dirk Carrez

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Boosting the circular bioeconomy helps to meet UN Sustainable Development Goals
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Boosting the circular bioeconomy helps to meet UN Sustainable Development Goals

2015 Seems like a distant memory, especially after all the recent political developments across the globe…

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Children with SDG Poster
01:22

European Bioeconomy contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goals

A new position paper of the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) illustrates that ongoing efforts to stimulate…

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Biobased economy deserves attention throughout school career
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Biobased economy deserves attention throughout school career

'Training employees of the future starts in primary school. Terms such as sustainability, renewability and biobased…

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Incentive for the development of a biobased industry in Eastern and Central Europe
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Incentive for the development of a biobased industry in Eastern and Central Europe

The development of the bio-based industry in Central and Eastern European countries is lagging behind, despite…

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BIC supports the creation of biobased industry with country reports 3
03:33

BIC supports the creation of biobased industry with country reports

An active and properly organised European biobased industry is not developing evenly across the continent. The…

Pierre Gielen

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‘Make Biobased a permanent part of education in Europe’
02:03

‘Make Biobased a permanent part of education in Europe’

‘The Bio-Based Industries Consortium is working hard to set up a strong biobased industry in Europe.…

Nelo Emerencia

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European Commission announces new biofuels forum
02:09

BIC welcomes Horizon Europe

The Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC) is pleased with the plans of the European Commission for Horizon…

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PNO Consultants publishes videos from BIOKET 2018
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PNO Consultants publishes videos from BIOKET 2018

Three days of BIOKET 2018 in Strassbourg have shown that the bioeconomy is booming, filled with…

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European Commission announces new biofuels forum
00:31

BBI JU Call for proposals 2018 now open

The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) Call for proposals 2018 is now open. About €…

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‘There must be benefits for primary producers as well’ 3
01:48

Ireland wants to be a leader in the bioeconomy

Project Ireland 2040, the Government’s €116 billion development plan for the next decade, highlights the potential…

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‘There must be benefits for primary producers as well’ 3
03:30

‘There must be benefits for primary producers as well’

Ireland has a long and strong history of bio-based production and processing. The agrifood industry provides…

Pierre Gielen

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Positive image drives premium prices for biobased products
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Positive image drives premium prices for biobased products

Market analysis shows that a relevant number of customers are willing to pay a GreenPremium price…

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European Commission announces new biofuels forum
01:20

‘Tangible action needed to scale-up the bio-economy’

The EU should champion the bio-economy. The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) therefore calls on the European…

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BBI JU and SPIRE team up for synergy of actions
00:31

Quarter of turnover in the bioeconomy created by biobased industries

The contribution of bio-based industries to the bio-economy is underrated. These industries show a considerable turnover…

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Turning waste into biobased building materials
02:45

Turning waste into biobased building materials

The Spanish startup Rehap is making biobased materials from agroforestry waste, and using them to build…

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A practical guide to investments in the bio-economy
01:24

A practical guide to investments in the bio-economy

Companies and investors who are active in the circular/bio-based economy all need the same: access to…

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BIC presents overview of financial instruments 1
06:09

BIC presents overview of financial instruments

The Bio-Based Industries Consortium recently published a comprehensive overview of financial instruments, a practical guide for…

Lucien Joppen

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Five policy asks for a strong European bioeconomy
01:41

Five policy asks for a strong European bioeconomy

On the occasion of the EU Bioeconomy Policy Day and of the release of the “Staff…

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BBI JU: private sector is stepping up
04:01

BBI JU: private sector is stepping up

In terms of industrial deployment, Europe has made significant strides in the bio-based economy, according to…

Lucien Joppen

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European Commission announces new biofuels forum
01:21

Fostering Europe’s sustainable bioeconomy revolution

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) calls in a paper for a continued partnership with the European…

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Mapping European Biorefineries
01:58

Mapping European Biorefineries

Om de Europese biobased activiteiten meer inzichtelijk te maken, heeft het Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), samen…

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Proper risk management needed
05:36

Proper risk management needed

There are funding gaps that hamper the development of circular/biobased projects in the EU. Private investors…

Lucien Joppen

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Proper risk management needed
00:54

Proper risk management needed

There are funding gaps that hamper the development of circular/biobased projects in the EU. Private investors…

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BIC Announces New SIRA Roadmap to Develop Europe’s Bioeconomy
02:02

BIC Announces New SIRA Roadmap to Develop Europe’s Bioeconomy

To help build a resource-efficient, circular and bio-based economy, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has announced…

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The bioeconomy towards 2050
01:55

BBI JU on track for 2020

The European strategy "Innovating for Sustainable Growth: A Bioeconomy for Europe (2012)" calls for a bioeconomy…

Dirk Carrez

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'Markets get a leading role'
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‘Markets get a leading role’

‘The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) participates with a clear vision in a comprehensive programme with the…

Lucien Joppen

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The bioeconomy towards 2050
01:55

Biobased economy in Europe on the right track!

The biobased economy becomes an important industrial sector contributing to the priorities of the current Juncker…

Dirk Carrez

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BIC welcomes 38 new members 1
01:26

BIC welcomes 38 new members

At 2017 General Assembly, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) welcomed 16 new Full members and 22…

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BBI opens third call
01:32

Crucial role of the regions

In the EU there are at least 50 regions or clusters that on the short term…

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Philippe Mengal: 'Kickstart the bio-economy'
05:27

Philippe Mengal: ‘Kickstart the bio-economy’

'The global paradigm shift from oil-based towards bio-based materials represents a unique opportunity for Europe to…

Lucien Joppen

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The five value chains of Bioforever
06:14

The five value chains of Bioforever

There is already and will be a clear need in the future for chemicals and materials…

Lucien Joppen

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MetGen wins John Sime Award at EFIB 2016
01:37

MetGen wins John Sime Award at EFIB 2016

MetGen has won this year's edition of the John Sime Award. The Finnish company develops and…

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Chemical industry should use more sugar
04:00

BBI JU showcases novel bio-based products at Bratislava Bioeconomy conference

The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) together with 4 of its projects, introduced participants to…

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BIC, BBI JU and Polish regions sign Letter of Intent to develop new bioeconomy partnerships
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BIC, BBI JU and Polish regions sign Letter of Intent to develop new bioeconomy partnerships

The Bio-Based Industry Consortium (BIC), the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) and eight Polish regions…

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BBI opens third call
03:45

BIC and Vanguard join forces: more alignment between international and regional developments

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and the Vanguard Initiative have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)…

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BBI opens third call
04:16

BBI opens third call

The Bio-based Industries (BBI) Joint Undertaking (JU) recently publicized its third call, with room for three…

Lucien Joppen

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Bio-based Industries Consortium
03:40:14

Bio-based Industries Consortium

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) represents the private sector in a public-private partnership (PPP) with the…

Now reading
BISC-E Team Waterskins
01:33

Dutch students win international BISC-E competition 2021

The Dutch student team WaterSkins from Delft has won first prize in the international final of…

Editorial office

Now reading
Dill
01:06

European Parliament voted in favour of CBE JU

The European Parliament voted in favour of a legislative proposal on the establishment of 9 joint…

Editorial office

Now reading
Chemport Connect Live 12 okt 2021
04:06

Biobased business means playing on multiple chessboards

The circular bio-based economy is gaining momentum. Several developments of recent years are about to break…

Editorial office

Now reading
EUBCE 2019
01:10

BBI JU joins EUBCE in May 2022

The public-private partnership BBI JU (Bio-based IndustriesJoint Undertaking) is teaming up with the European Biomass Conference…

Editorial office

Now reading
Europe - Agriculture - Ireland
01:15

Biobased industries turnover in Europe jumps to € 780 billion

The bio-based industries in Europe continue to grow. In 2018, they achieved a total turnover of…

Editorial office

Now reading
Stacks of money
00:55

BBI JU shows impact in various countries

The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) has released a new infographic showing the impact of…

Editorial office

Now reading
Interconnected Europe
00:48

Interconnecting players in the European bioeconomy

Pitch Perfect and Boost The European Bioeconomy on 28 September gives a unique opportunity for players…

Editorial office

Now reading
Interconnected Europe
03:03

Live event in Brussels brings biobased value chains together

The biobased community in Europe must grow into a lively ecosystem, where parties find each other…

Pierre Gielen

Now reading
Plant in lab glassware and model of a molecule
01:14

Progress of The Vanguard Bioeconomy Pilot

The innovative use of biomass for non-food applications can make a significant contribution to addressing contemporary…

Editorial office

Now reading
Vienna skyline
00:44

Only 4 more weeks until #EFIB2021

In just four weeks, the international biobased community will gather in Vienna for the 2021 edition…

Editorial office

Now reading
Biorefinery
01:49

“Bioeconomy generates significant carbon savings”

The circular and sustainable bioeconomy is already contributing to all dimensions and objectives of the European…

Editorial office

Now reading
LoafFoam, winners BISC-E Belgium 2021
01:10

“Link BISC-E competition to industrial activities of BIC members”

The international biobased student competition BISC-E can be linked more strongly to the activities of the…

Editorial office

Now reading
Tree in glass
01:44

Microorganisms recycle ‘non-recyclable’ plastic waste

Only 31% of all plastics entering waste management systems are recycled, while the rest are incinerated…

Editorial office

Now reading
LoafFoam, winners BISC-E Belgium 2021
05:07

BISC-E stimulates biobased entrepreneurship among students

Some invent grand theoretical concepts, such as cultivating seaweed around offshore wind parks to produce biogas.…

Pierre Gielen

Now reading
Micoalgae biorefinery
01:35

SCALE consortium builds world’s largest biorefinery for microalgae

In Baillargues, southern France, the world's largest biorefinery for microalgae will be built. This is announced…

Editorial office

Now reading
Meadow in the Alps
01:38

Activity report 2020 conforms impact of BBI JU

The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) is making a substantial contribution to the objectives of…

Editorial office

Now reading
Vineyard in Italy
01:21

BBI JU to invest €104.5 million into 18 new projects

Grant agreements have been signed for 18 new projects selected for funding under the 2020 BBI…

Editorial office

Now reading
Photocamera close-up
00:29

BBI JU photo competition

BBI JU invites its projects, both ongoing and completed, to participate in the #BBIimpact photo competition.

Editorial office

Now reading
Ascidia
01:14

Cures for cancer and Parkinson’s will probably come from the ocean

The world's oceans contain a great diversity of life forms that are still little known, but…

Editorial office

Now reading
Underwater
07:33

The undiscovered potential of the ocean

Oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth's surface. They are a source of biodiversity with…

Pierre Gielen

Now reading
Saveur Syrups
05:39

“This competition was our ticket to the business world”

Since the Bio-based Industries Consortium 'adopted' the international student competition BISC-E in 2019, the number of…

Pierre Gielen

Now reading
Syrup production
01:01

BISC-E 2021 open for participation

The Biobased Innovation Student Challenge Europe (BISC-E) 2021 is open for participation. The challenge aims to…

Editorial office

Now reading
Biorefinery LIGNOFLAG, Clariant
02:50

Biorefineries are boosting the bio-based industries across Europe

With 11 flagship first-of-their-kind biorefineries funded across Europe, BBI JU is demonstrating the essential role of…

Editorial office

Now reading
Fishing boats near Setubal, Portugal
03:10

Portugal potential champion of the European bioeconomy

Portugal has the potential to become the Green Deal champion of Europe. This is evident from…

Pierre Gielen

Now reading
Plant growing on banknotes
01:07

European Commission gives green light to CBE JU

The European Commission has agreed on CBE, the successor of BBI JU in a legislative proposal…

Editorial office

Now reading
BBI JU awards funding to 18 new projects
00:39

BBI JU awards funding to 18 new projects

The BBI JU Program Office has selected 18 proposals that will receive a total of €…

Editorial office

Now reading
First European success with new Andes Lupine variety
02:31

First European success with new Andean Lupin variety

Plant Breeders Rights were granted to Vandinter Semo BV on 29th December 2020 for the Andean…

Editorial office

Now reading
Mathematical formulas
00:50

Valorising food waste streams based on mathematical models

One third of all food waste occurs during processing. In this way, 41 tons of food…

Editorial office

Now reading
“Data is our new beacon”
07:31

“Data is our new beacon”

In today's world, customization, transparency and efficiency are of crucial importance for keeping industries competitive and…

Pierre Gielen

Now reading
Inverted little planet of rapeseed field
00:51

Scientific article highlights the positive impact of BBI JU

The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) has been crucial in delivering a positive transformative impact…

Editorial office

Now reading
Bitter oranges in Athens
02:02

Greek students win BISC-E 2020

Team Citrion from the University of Athens has won the 2020 BISC-E student competition today (October…

Editorial office

Now reading
Farmland
01:58

Biopheromones are going to replace insecticides (except in Europe)

The European objective within the Farm to Fork strategy to use 50% less insecticides in farming…

Editorial office

Now reading
How to measure the bio-based sector’s contribution to UN SDGs
01:08

How to measure the bio-based sector’s contribution to UN SDGs

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has commissioned guidance produced by the Institute of European Environmental Policy…

Editorial office

Now reading
Rapeseed fields
01:57

European bioeconomy worth € 2.4 trillion

The bio-based industries continue their ascent marking a total contribution of € 750 billion to the…

Editorial office

Now reading
Biotechgate Digital Partnering
00:53

B2B networking for the bio-based industry

The next edition of the annual BIC industry networking event, now called BioSYNERGISE, will take place…

Editorial office

Now reading
Meat packaging
00:38

European consortium looking for partner in the food industry

A European consortium of knowledge institutions and companies in the field of the packaging industry is…

Editorial office

Now reading
Green leaf with water drops
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BIC network is growing: 10 new members

Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC) welcomes 10 new members. Of these, 3 are industry members: DuPont, Ava…

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Bio-based industries equipped to help Europe meet its waste objectives

Domestic bio-waste contains valuable organic substances that can be used for soil improvement but can also…

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Annual Activity Report BBI JU published

The 2019 Annual Activity Report of the BBI JU is now available online. The report highlights…

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Calling for a stronger recognition of the bio-based sector

63 BIC industry members, CEOs and C-level executives have signed an open letter to the European Commission,…

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Impact of BBI JU for the green recovery of Europe

BBI JU launched the publication BBI JU: a high-impact initiative for green recovery of Europe highlighting…

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Europe’s bio-waste potential largely untapped

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has teamed up with Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) to produce a…

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BIC launches Bioeconomy Partnering Platform

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has partnered with the European Committee of Regions (CoR) to develop…

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Vidzeme Latvia
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Regions and Green Growth: BIC Platform to connect regions and the bio-based industry launched

The Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC) has launched a new digital bioeconomy partnering platform in cooperation with…

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BBI JU launches 22 projects to support green recovery of Europe
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BBI JU launches 22 projects to support green recovery of Europe

The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) has signed grant agreements with 22 new projects selected…

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“Agriculture: a fully-fledged partner in biobased value chains”

The bio-economy starts on the fields. That is where the agricultural biomass originates. Active participation of…

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The bioeconomy towards 2050
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Moving towards a Circular Biobased Europe

We have recently published the last annual call of the current Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI…

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2020 BBI JU Call is open
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2020 BBI JU Call is open

he 2020 BBI JU Call for proposals is now open until 3 September 2020, 17:00 CET.…

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BBI JU published clear booklet about Call 2020

The Bio-based Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) has published a booklet about the Call 2020. It contains…

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BIC opens public consultation on new research agenda

The Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC) invites stakeholders and society for a public consultation on the new…

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European industry should become frontrunner in clean technology

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) is ready to take the New Industrial Strategy for Europe forward.

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Core role for bio-based industries in EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), Europe’s leading industry association putting innovation, circularity and sustainability at the…

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BBI JU presents first Virtual Info Day

Due to the COVID-19 threat, the annual information day of the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking will…

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Bio-based solutions for a future-fit Europe
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Bio-based solutions for a future-fit Europe

The ambitious Green Deal of the new European Commission aims at a cleaner, circular future for…

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Philippe Mengal
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“We need 100 Flagships in the next period”

About 800 experts from the biobased economy across Europe visited the second edition of the BBI…

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The bioeconomy towards 2050
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Growing interest in bio-based market applications … let’s continue the support

It has often been argued that a lack of demand-side policies such as no dedicated framework…

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BIC launches joint Vision for a European circular bio-society

‘In the circular bio-society, informed citizens choose more sustainable means to live and acknowledge and benefit…

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Green tree, dead tree
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IPCC: rapid action required against global warming

To limit global warming to 1.5°C, 'rapid and far-reaching' transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport,…

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The bioeconomy towards 2050
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The bioeconomy towards 2050

In 2012, the companies within the Biobased Industries Consortium (BIC) developed a Vision for 2030. The…

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Boosting the circular bioeconomy helps to meet UN Sustainable Development Goals
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Boosting the circular bioeconomy helps to meet UN Sustainable Development Goals

2015 Seems like a distant memory, especially after all the recent political developments across the globe…

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European Bioeconomy contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goals

A new position paper of the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) illustrates that ongoing efforts to stimulate…

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Biobased economy deserves attention throughout school career
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Biobased economy deserves attention throughout school career

'Training employees of the future starts in primary school. Terms such as sustainability, renewability and biobased…

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Incentive for the development of a biobased industry in Eastern and Central Europe
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Incentive for the development of a biobased industry in Eastern and Central Europe

The development of the bio-based industry in Central and Eastern European countries is lagging behind, despite…

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BIC supports the creation of biobased industry with country reports 3
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BIC supports the creation of biobased industry with country reports

An active and properly organised European biobased industry is not developing evenly across the continent. The…

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‘Make Biobased a permanent part of education in Europe’
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‘Make Biobased a permanent part of education in Europe’

‘The Bio-Based Industries Consortium is working hard to set up a strong biobased industry in Europe.…

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European Commission announces new biofuels forum
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BIC welcomes Horizon Europe

The Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC) is pleased with the plans of the European Commission for Horizon…

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PNO Consultants publishes videos from BIOKET 2018
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PNO Consultants publishes videos from BIOKET 2018

Three days of BIOKET 2018 in Strassbourg have shown that the bioeconomy is booming, filled with…

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European Commission announces new biofuels forum
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BBI JU Call for proposals 2018 now open

The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) Call for proposals 2018 is now open. About €…

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‘There must be benefits for primary producers as well’ 3
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Ireland wants to be a leader in the bioeconomy

Project Ireland 2040, the Government’s €116 billion development plan for the next decade, highlights the potential…

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‘There must be benefits for primary producers as well’ 3
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‘There must be benefits for primary producers as well’

Ireland has a long and strong history of bio-based production and processing. The agrifood industry provides…

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Positive image drives premium prices for biobased products
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Positive image drives premium prices for biobased products

Market analysis shows that a relevant number of customers are willing to pay a GreenPremium price…

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European Commission announces new biofuels forum
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‘Tangible action needed to scale-up the bio-economy’

The EU should champion the bio-economy. The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) therefore calls on the European…

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BBI JU and SPIRE team up for synergy of actions
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Quarter of turnover in the bioeconomy created by biobased industries

The contribution of bio-based industries to the bio-economy is underrated. These industries show a considerable turnover…

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Turning waste into biobased building materials
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Turning waste into biobased building materials

The Spanish startup Rehap is making biobased materials from agroforestry waste, and using them to build…

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A practical guide to investments in the bio-economy
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A practical guide to investments in the bio-economy

Companies and investors who are active in the circular/bio-based economy all need the same: access to…

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BIC presents overview of financial instruments

The Bio-Based Industries Consortium recently published a comprehensive overview of financial instruments, a practical guide for…

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Five policy asks for a strong European bioeconomy
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Five policy asks for a strong European bioeconomy

On the occasion of the EU Bioeconomy Policy Day and of the release of the “Staff…

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BBI JU: private sector is stepping up
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BBI JU: private sector is stepping up

In terms of industrial deployment, Europe has made significant strides in the bio-based economy, according to…

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European Commission announces new biofuels forum
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Fostering Europe’s sustainable bioeconomy revolution

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) calls in a paper for a continued partnership with the European…

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Mapping European Biorefineries
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Mapping European Biorefineries

Om de Europese biobased activiteiten meer inzichtelijk te maken, heeft het Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), samen…

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Proper risk management needed
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Proper risk management needed

There are funding gaps that hamper the development of circular/biobased projects in the EU. Private investors…

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Proper risk management needed
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Proper risk management needed

There are funding gaps that hamper the development of circular/biobased projects in the EU. Private investors…

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BIC Announces New SIRA Roadmap to Develop Europe’s Bioeconomy
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BIC Announces New SIRA Roadmap to Develop Europe’s Bioeconomy

To help build a resource-efficient, circular and bio-based economy, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has announced…

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The bioeconomy towards 2050
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BBI JU on track for 2020

The European strategy "Innovating for Sustainable Growth: A Bioeconomy for Europe (2012)" calls for a bioeconomy…

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'Markets get a leading role'
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‘Markets get a leading role’

‘The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) participates with a clear vision in a comprehensive programme with the…

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The bioeconomy towards 2050
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Biobased economy in Europe on the right track!

The biobased economy becomes an important industrial sector contributing to the priorities of the current Juncker…

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BIC welcomes 38 new members 1
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BIC welcomes 38 new members

At 2017 General Assembly, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) welcomed 16 new Full members and 22…

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BBI opens third call
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Crucial role of the regions

In the EU there are at least 50 regions or clusters that on the short term…

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Philippe Mengal: 'Kickstart the bio-economy'
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Philippe Mengal: ‘Kickstart the bio-economy’

'The global paradigm shift from oil-based towards bio-based materials represents a unique opportunity for Europe to…

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The five value chains of Bioforever
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The five value chains of Bioforever

There is already and will be a clear need in the future for chemicals and materials…

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MetGen wins John Sime Award at EFIB 2016
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MetGen wins John Sime Award at EFIB 2016

MetGen has won this year's edition of the John Sime Award. The Finnish company develops and…

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Chemical industry should use more sugar
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BBI JU showcases novel bio-based products at Bratislava Bioeconomy conference

The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) together with 4 of its projects, introduced participants to…

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BIC, BBI JU and Polish regions sign Letter of Intent to develop new bioeconomy partnerships
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BIC, BBI JU and Polish regions sign Letter of Intent to develop new bioeconomy partnerships

The Bio-Based Industry Consortium (BIC), the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) and eight Polish regions…

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BBI opens third call
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BIC and Vanguard join forces: more alignment between international and regional developments

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and the Vanguard Initiative have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)…

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BBI opens third call
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BBI opens third call

The Bio-based Industries (BBI) Joint Undertaking (JU) recently publicized its third call, with room for three…

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