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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…


EU meeting on circular bioeconomy

‘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

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…

Editorial office

Irish landscape

‘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

Ton Bastein

‘Nobody can imagine what fully circular means’

Circular is very trendy. The Circular Economy and Bio-Based Economy were once abstract concepts, but these…

Pierre Gielen

Luuk van der Wielen Plant

‘Overarching vision on the bio-economy needed’

‘The authorities in Ireland tend to listen much better to industry and science. Contacts are acted…

Lucien Joppen

Veld Sorghun

Underground value key issue

The ‘state’ of the soil is an absolute prerequisite for a flourishing bio economy. Unfortunately it…

Lucien Joppen


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Lille Grand Palais

CLIB joins European bioeconomy intercluster 3Bi

At BIOKET2020 in Lille, France, the German industrial biotechnology cluster, CLIB will formally join Europe’s leading…

Editorial office / Lille

Cover detail CEO Guide to the Circular Bioeconomy released

CEO Guide to the Circular Bioeconomy released

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released the CEO Guide to the Circular Bioeconomy…

Editorial office / Geneva

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BBI JU to show its added value in the lives of EU citizens

The Bio-Based Industries Joint Untertaking (BBI JU) has published its 2019 Annual Work Plan and Budget…

Editorial office / Brussels

Forest in Europe

BIC presents new vision document ‘The circular Bio-society in 2050’

The Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC) presented a new vision document today, 26 October: 'The Circular Bio-Society…

/ Brussels

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14 Concrete actions for promoting the European bioeconomy

The European Commission wants to stimulate the bio-economy in Europe with 14 concrete actions, mentioned in…

Editorial office / Brussels

PNO Consultants publishes videos from BIOKET 2018

PNO Consultants publishes videos from BIOKET 2018

Three days of BIOKET 2018 in Strassbourg have shown that the bioeconomy is booming, filled with…

Editorial office / Strasbourg


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Biofuture Summit II and BBEST2020

Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel,

Inclusion of Primary Production in Biobased value chains

Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten, Bruxelles

CLIB International Conference 2020

Lindner Congress Hotel, Düsseldorf

World Bio Markets 2020

Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, Amsterdam

EU Bioeconomy Conference

European Commission Charlemagne building, Bruxelles