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Janneke Krooneman at ZAP Groningen

“We now have a better grip on biology”

PHAs are special biopolymers. Strictly speaking, we may not call them bioplastics, because this material is…

Pierre Gielen

Green Chemistry vector

Green chemistry from biomass

Discussions about the sustainability of woody biomass, which have been taking place in the Netherlands for…

Pierre Gielen


Getting the maximum value out of biobased feedstock

Biorefining is the way to get maximum value out of biobased raw materials and to close…

Pierre Gielen

Research identifies promising chemicals for the Northern Netherlands

Research identifies promising chemicals for the Northern Netherlands

The availability of numerous basic chemicals at Chemical Park Delfzijl, combined with the region’s agricultural residual…

Pierre Gielen

Vidzeme Latvia

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

Plastic bags

Circular pathways for bio-based plastics require more cooperation

The demand for plastic packaging, of which a small part is bio-based, has increased strongly in…

Anne-Charlotte Hoes, Greet Overbeek, Marieke Meeusen


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Wood pellets on the wharf

Guarantees needed for sustainable origin of biomass

Biomass is the only raw material that is subject to legal sustainability conditions. That is why…

Editorial office / Bergen op Zoom

Fresh fish

WaSeaBi aims for better utilization of aquatic biomass

Aquatic biomass is an undervalued sidestream of considerable size in Europe: around 1.5 million tonnes per…

Editorial office / Brussels

Sun shining through the trees in a forest

Joint European vision for a circular bio-society

On behalf of 15 parties from the European bio-economy, the Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC) has launched…

Editorial office / Brussels

Bioeconomy and agriculture

BIC welcomes 21 new members

Twenty-one new members from the industry have recently officially joined the Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC). It…

Editorial office / Brussels

BIC welcomes 38 new members 1

BIC welcomes 38 new members

At 2017 General Assembly, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) welcomed 16 new Full members and 22…

Editorial office / Brussels

Who steers the value chain?

Who steers the value chain?

Brand owners are seen in general as 'orchestrators' of biobased value chains. This was one of…

Editorial office / Utrecht