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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…


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Fishing boats near Setubal, Portugal
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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”
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“Data is our new beacon”

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

Pierre Gielen

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

Tractor plowing a field
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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…

Pierre Gielen

EU meeting on circular bioeconomy
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‘Calimero effect biobased industry misplaced’

The circular bioeconomy in Europe is bigger than we think, says Alain Dufait, managing director of…

Pierre Gielen

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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Measuring the Economic Footprint of the Biotechnology Industry in Europe
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Biotechnology ‘one of the fastest growing innovative industries in Europe’

European GDP benefitted by €38.5 bn in 2018. Including spill-over effects, that number rises to €78.7bn,…

Editorial office / Brussels

First European success with new Andes Lupine variety
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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 / Groningen

Stacks of Euro's
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European Circular Bioeconomy Fund raises €175 million

Within two months after starting its operations, the European Circular Bioeconomy Fund (ECBF) has more than…

Editorial office / Luxembourg

Inverted little planet of rapeseed field
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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 / Brussels

Bitter oranges in Athens
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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 / Brussels

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“Good time for investments in biobased”

“It is the right time to invest in biobased innovation,” says Michael Brandkamp, general partner of…

Editorial office / Brussels