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Dirk Carrez

The bioeconomy towards 2050

05 / 10 / 2018

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

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Dirk Carrez

‘Biobased Industry in Europe delivers economic growth and employment’

03 / 04 / 2018

The German nova-Institute is conducting on behalf of the Biobased Industries Consortium (BIC) on an annual…

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Luuk van der Wielen

Bioeconomy and Reality

01 / 06 / 2017

The bioeconomy has been hyped, applauded, ridiculed and rejected over the last decade. One thing is…

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Lambert van Nistelrooij

Biobased: from niche to norm

15 / 12 / 2016

I was a guest speaker at the EU conference ‘The Role of the Regions in the…

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Colette Alma

VNCI: sustainable growth

04 / 08 / 2016

The Dutch chemical sector is world class, both on a academic and economic level. However, its…

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Marcel Lubben

Bio-based economy – no place for IP battles

27 / 01 / 2016

Our emerging bio-based industry needs to move from niche to mainstream. What we certainly don’t need is…


Articles

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Green investments
03:19

Investing in the Circular Biobased Economy

Many of the current successful projects in the biobased economy were once started by students. Think…

Pierre Gielen

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

Hands holding biomass
04:46

‘Central authority for the use of biofeedstock’

Sixteen organisations operating in the Dutch bioeconomy have signed a joint letter to the prime minister…

Pierre Gielen

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

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

“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



News

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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…

Editorial office / Baillargues

Green investments
00:48

How to find investors

Finances are often a bottleneck for bioeconomy start-ups that want to scale up. Investors are indispensable.…

Editorial office / Bergen op Zoom

Fist holding sugar beet
01:01

Scotland re-introduces sugar beet to develop the bio-economy

The re-introduction of sugar beet production to Scotland has taken a significant step forward after a…

Editorial office / Glasgow

Waves, shore, sea
01:25

Blue bioeconomy is on the rise

The European Commission has published the fourth edition of “The EU Blue Economy Report”, providing an…

Editorial office / Brussels

Inaugural address of Egbert Dommerholt
01:27

Negative economic growth as an ideal

Our western economy is too dominant and revolves unilaterally around growth and profit. As a result,…

Editorial office / Groningen

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 / Brussels