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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 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

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



News

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Dill
01:06

European Parliament voted in favour of CBE JU

The European Parliament voted in favour of a legislative proposal on the establishment of 9 joint…

Editorial office / Brussels

BBEPP fermenting facilities
00:58

€21 million for Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

The Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEPP) in Ghent (Belgium) is receiving a financial injection totalling…

Editorial office / Ghent

Europe - Agriculture - Ireland
01:15

Biobased industries turnover in Europe jumps to € 780 billion

The bio-based industries in Europe continue to grow. In 2018, they achieved a total turnover of…

Editorial office / Brussels

Plant in lab glassware and model of a molecule
01:14

Progress of The Vanguard Bioeconomy Pilot

The innovative use of biomass for non-food applications can make a significant contribution to addressing contemporary…

Editorial office / Bergen op Zoom

Forest
02:11

Four new online courses on the bioeconomy

The Erasmus-Plus Strategic Partnership ABBEE (Accelerating the transition towards the Bio-Based Economy via Education) will present…

Editorial office / Wageningen

Agriculture in The Netherlands: potato field
01:06

“Agriculture indispensable for climate transition”

Experts and organisations in the bioeconomy and green chemistry oppose plans to expropriate farmers in an…

Editorial office / The Hague