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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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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…


Articles

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Biobased Circular
04:07

Bio-based raw materials as the basis for a new branch of industry

The chemical industry is facing a radical turnaround: from fossil fuels as the trusted basis for…

Pierre Gielen

Rubber
05:30

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

Ocean waves
05:59

“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

Green transport
06:09

Making an impact with bio-based democases

The bioeconomy is flourishing in Europe. Biorefinery initiatives are sprouting up all over the place; the…

Pierre Gielen

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

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



News

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Ems Dollart Region
01:57

New training for biotech talent in the Ems-Dollart Region

Knowledge institutions and companies in the Ems-Dollart Region (EDR) are joining forces in the Biotech Talent…

Editorial office / Groningen

Mowing road side grass
01:41

Optimal use of grass in the circular economy

Cut grass from roadsides and nature reserves is a good usable biocommodity. Commissioned by the Circular…

Editorial office / Mol

Zero Waste concept
01:28

Students contributing to circular biobased economy

With the Rething Waste Student Challenge, Wageningen University & Research challenges students to develop a circular…

Editorial office / Wageningen

Emissions
00:59

“Without further investments we will miss the zero emission target”

“Without further investments in the bioeconomy, the net zero emission target will not be met”. Data…

Editorial office / Brussels

Joe Biden
02:42

US invests $2 billion into bio-based production and biotechnology

US President Joe Biden last week launched an ambitious $2 billion plan to boost the bioeconomy…

Editorial office / Washington

Sunflower tiny planet
01:15

BIOMODEL4REGIONS improves decision-making in bioeconomy

The new European project BIOMODEL4REGIONS will improve the decision-making process in the field of bioeconomy at…

Editorial office / Brussels