BBIA, advancing the UK circular bioeconomy
Welcome to the Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA), representing companies involved in the production of biodegradable polymers and finished products for the benefit of the environment.
Our members’ activities span a wide range of sectors and applications, providing a range of sustainable solutions that benefit both businesses and individual consumers. BBIA aims to develop the circular bioeconomy in the UK, promoting markets and production of bio-based and biodegradable chemicals, their transformation into consumer and other products and materials.
With increasing pressure to keep fossil fuels in the ground, bio-based alternatives can bridge the gap to meet demand. This can be done through the use of starch and glucose derivatives, as well as fibre reinforcements, including flax, hemp, sisal, jute and wood regenerated cellulose. The production of new biomaterials is opening up opportunities, creating jobs and wealth in the new green economy.
BBIA’s inaugural Chair, Andy Sweetman, Marketing Manager at cellulose-based film producer Innovia Films, highlights the potential for the bio-based solutions to contribute to the UK economy. With a new government in place, the time is right to create a positive environment for investment. Read more
BBIA is partnering in a consortium awarded a EU grant under the Horizon 2020 programme. The project, Res Urbis, led by the University of La Sapienza Rome, will experiment in the production of polylactic acid [...]
Presentations for the workshop on industrial biotechnology and the UK's bioeconomy strategy organised by BBIA at the University of York on 28 April are now available for members in the Members' Area of the BBIA [...]
The deadline for abstracts submitted to the International Symposium on Biopolymers 2016 has been extended to 30 June. ISBP2016 is being held in Madrid on 26-29 September and as part of the event is calling for researchers [...]
The nova-Institute has published a comprehensive market study on the consumption of biodegradable and compostable plastic products in Europe, showing that the 100,000 tonnes consumed in 2015 could rise to 320,000 tonnes by 2020. Compostable [...]
Iris Anderson, BBIA Ambassador Scotland is striving, through various initiatives, to define and embrace the concepts of a circular economy as set out by the European Commission in its December 2015 package. The Scottish Circular [...]
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European Bioplastics (EUBP) has backed a new European Parliament report on revised waste [...]
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Ministers are failing to protect Britain's soils on farmland and in cities, [...]
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