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Marco Rupp

The buzz on bio: is it the new hydrogen?

30 / 03 / 2024

Not so long ago, only hydrogen experts were convinced about the potential to decarbonize the energy…

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Dirk Carrez

Helping society understand the bioeconomy is part of the change needed

28 / 03 / 2023

The message about the urgent need for action to deal with the threats to the environment…

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Dirk Carrez

Getting the public invested in the bio-based industries by raising awareness

22 / 08 / 2022

With record-breaking heatwaves across Europe this summer, the focus on climate change and the need to…

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Dirk Carrez

EU Bioeconomy Strategy Progress Report outlines the contribution of the bio-based industry

15 / 06 / 2022

The European Commission recently published the Bioeconomy Strategy Progress Report (09/06/22) to track the progress of…

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Marco Rupp

Making it easier to find regional funding for bio-based businesses

30 / 05 / 2022

Regions play an important role in further developing the bio-based economy in Europe, as they can…

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Marco Rupp

The bio-economy has all the ingredients

01 / 04 / 2022

The war in Ukraine has sharpened European leaders’ focus on finding the best way to build…


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Romanian landscape

BIC Country Reports boost development of biobased industries in Europe

The demand for sustainable and circular alternatives to fossil raw materials offers opportunities for the European…

Pierre Gielen

CIrcular Valley Forum 2023

“Industries play a key role in the circular economy”

More than 1,000 visitors attended the second Circular Valley Forum held at Wuppertal's Historic Stadthalle (Germany)…

Pierre Gielen

BIC Trend Report graphic

“The European bioeconomy needs faster and bolder actions”

The US, India and China are diving fully into the opportunities that biomanufacturing offers for producing…

Pierre Gielen


Rubber from yeast, activated carbon from plums and insoles from mycelium

The 2022 Bio-based Innovation Student Challenge Europe (BISC-E) Finals were a close call. Student teams competed…

Pierre Gielen

Kelp seaweed forest underwater

The future of marine and aquatic biomass in Europe

When the Bio-based Industries Consortium was launched in 2012, marine and aquatic biomass was barely discussed.…

Pierre Gielen

Ocean waves

“The most sustainable biomass comes from the sea”

The world's oceans, rivers and lakes are a promising renewable source of biomass. Fish and shellfish…

Pierre Gielen


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Green leaf close-up

Tech Tour Launches Circular 2024 Programme

Tech Tour is announcing the launch of the first edition of the Tech Tour Circular 2024…

Editorial office / Ghent

Vineyards in Romania

Romania provides untapped opportunities for Europe’s bio-based sector and green growth

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has published an updated version of its Country Report on Romania,…

Editorial office / Brussels

Forest in Europe

€213 Million for advancing circular biobased industries in Europe

The Circular Biobased Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU) has dedicated €213 Million for new projects to…

Editorial office / Brussels

Adam Burja, Head of Biotechnology, Science & Research, dsm-firmenich

European biomanufacturing needs more room to grow

Europe has a critical shortage of growth capacity for biomanufacturing new biobased products. "There is a…

Pierre Gielen / Rotterdam

Clare Skentelbery, director general EuropaBio

Call for a strategic perspective for European Biomanufacturing

Biotechnology is being recognised in Europe as an important factor in achieving economic leadership, greening society…

Editorial office / Rotterdam

The BIC team, ltr. Patricia Vanderplasschen, Marco Rupp, Sophia De Smet, Dirk Carrez, Samule Ambrosetti, Nelo Emerencia, Rob Beekers.

‘Take action to unleash the power of the European bio-economy’

For the first time, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has published a Trend Report on how…

Editorial office / Brussels


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Tech Tour Circular 2024

Sint-Pietersabdij, Gent

BIOEAST Bioeconomy Conference

Hungarian Academy of Sciences Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Budapest

Tech Tour Bio-based Industries

Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal GmbH, Wuppertal