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Nelo Emerencia

‘Make Biobased a permanent part of education in Europe’

26 / 06 / 2018

‘The Bio-Based Industries Consortium is working hard to set up a strong biobased industry in Europe.…

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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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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…


BIC supports the creation of biobased industry with country reports 3

BIC supports the creation of biobased industry with country reports

An active and properly organised European biobased industry is not developing evenly across the continent. The…

Pierre Gielen

Andean Lupin promising crop in Europe 2

Andean Lupin promising crop in Europe

On the volcanic ash in Iceland, on mountain slopes in Austria and in the bone-dry, dense…

Pierre Gielen

Let the bio-aromatics shine! 1

Let the bio-aromatics shine!

To show the good and relevant results that European subsidies can yield, nine members of the…

Harm Ikink

‘Nobody can imagine what fully circular means’

‘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

BIC presents overview of financial instruments 1

BIC presents overview of financial instruments

The Bio-Based Industries Consortium recently published a comprehensive overview of financial instruments, a practical guide for…

Lucien Joppen

Proper risk management needed

Proper risk management needed

There are funding gaps that hamper the development of circular/biobased projects in the EU. Private investors…

Lucien Joppen


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Editorial office / Brussels

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European parliament wants to increase Horizon Europe budget to €120 billion

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Editorial office / Brussels