Sugar beet

“Saccharide offers opportunities for chemistry and agriculture”

Saccharides (sugars) are wonderful building blocks for the chemical industry. They are versatile molecules that can…

Pierre Gielen

Tractor plowing a field

“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

Lady bug on corn

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

Chemistry Park Delfzijl

North Netherlands aims to close green cycles

The northern region of the Netherlands is the region where green chemistry is most clearly anchored…

Pierre Gielen

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

‘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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Biotechnology and digitisation

Belgian biotech can become industry of the future

With an effective policy framework, Belgium can build even more advanced biotech production capacity. That way,…

Editorial office / Brussels

Agriculture in The Netherlands: potato field

“Agriculture indispensable for climate transition”

Experts and organisations in the bioeconomy and green chemistry oppose plans to expropriate farmers in an…

Editorial office / The Hague

Tractor and data cloud

Corbion teams up with Truterra and farmers to advance sustainable agriculture

Biobased ingredients company Corbion and Truterra are partnering to support the adoption and success of sustainable…

Editorial office / Gorinchem

Meadow full of flowers

“Greening conventional agriculture best solution for the climate”

Not organic farming, but greening conventional agriculture is the solution to maintaining both the climate and…

Editorial office / Weidenbach

Tree in glass

Microorganisms recycle ‘non-recyclable’ plastic waste

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

Editorial office / Brussels

Precision Agriculture

Chemelot gets fertilizer plant for precision agriculture

Tessenderlo Kerley International plans to build a new plant on the Chemelot industrial estate in Geleen…

Editorial office / Geleen


Inclusion of Primary Production in Biobased value chains

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