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Transforming the role of the circular bioeconomy

BBIA is the UK trade body for companies producing bio-based and biodegradable products and promotes the circular bioeconomy

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.

Chairman’s Message

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BBIA’s inaugural Chair, Andy Sweetman, Marketing Manager at Futamura UK, reflects on BBIA’s first year and looks forward to challenges and opportunities to come. Read more

Market
development

Promoting research, development and production of bio-based and biodegradable chemicals and their derived consumer products

Consumer
awareness

Advancing study of environmental, economic and social impacts of bio-based products, including market research and consumer behaviour affecting use and acceptance of these materials

Industry
engagement

Encouraging debate and action in connected areas such as waste management, soil, air and water quality, farming, climate change, the marine environment and resource issues

Promoting recognised standards

Participation in the promotion and active development of nationally and internationally recognised standards and certification programmes for products according to their specific applications

Introducing our members

BBIA welcomes members from across the bio-based and biodegradable sector involved in designing and producing products to grow the bioeconomy.

Take a look at what our members are up to.

Our News

29Nov, 2016

European funding awarded to support Yorkshire’s bio-based businesses

By | November 29th, 2016|Categories: Our news|

The University of York has been awarded £1.79 million to support the growth of Yorkshire businesses that deliver products, processes or services related to renewable, biological resources. The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is providing [...]

17Nov, 2016

Free Exporting is GREAT webinars from the Department for International Trade

By | November 17th, 2016|Categories: Our news|

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has announced that, starting this week, it will be running a range of free Exporting is GREAT webinars to help businesses know certain things they should consider when preparing [...]

15Nov, 2016

£2.6M IBioIC studentships to boost skills in UK bioscience

By | November 15th, 2016|Categories: Our news|

BBIA member the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) has been awarded a total of 27 four-year studentships to be allocated over the next three academic years – 17 to focus on industrial biotechnology (IB) and [...]

11Nov, 2016

Member Spotlight: Snow Business looking for continued packaging sustainability improvement

By | November 11th, 2016|Categories: Our news|

Founded in 1983 Snow Business is the world’s biggest supplier of winter special effects to the film and television industry. Chances are you won’t have heard of us but it’s a dead cert that you [...]

20Oct, 2016

Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Network (LBNet) funding opportunities: POC and BIV

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: Our news|

The LBNet Proof Of Concept (POC) call is now open. The deadline to submit POC proposals is 11 November 2016. This funding call will be for projects focussed on feasibility studies and development of enabling technologies for the [...]

On the Web

Bioplastics industry continues to expand despite low oil prices

The bioplastics industry is continuing to see stable growth despite falling oil prices, [...]

December 5th, 2016|

The 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy, 2016-17

In Florida, Reverdia took the #1 spot in the 2016 “40 Hottest Emerging [...]

November 11th, 2016|

UK and Colombia announce £20m bioeconomy research programme

The UK and Colombia this week (2 November) agreed a new £20-million bioeconomy [...]

November 4th, 2016|

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