Yearly Archives: 2016

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5 Dec, 2016

Bioplastics industry continues to expand despite low oil prices

By | December 5th, 2016|News from the web|0 Comments

The bioplastics industry is continuing to see stable growth despite falling oil prices, representing a positive shift in business attitudes towards manufacturing low-carbon, resource-efficient products. and a lack of stronger political support to realise the potential of bio-based materials in Europe. Data presented at the European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin this week reveals [...]

29 Nov, 2016

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

By | November 29th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

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 the funding to help establish the region as an internationally recognised leader in this fast-growing bioeconomy sector. The production of [...]

17 Nov, 2016

Free Exporting is GREAT webinars from the Department for International Trade

By | November 17th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

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 to export. The series of bespoke webinars aimed at UK-based businesses that have little or no experience of exporting. From 18 November [...]

15 Nov, 2016

£2.6M IBioIC studentships to boost skills in UK bioscience

By | November 15th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

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 bioenergy and a further 10 to develop world-class underpinning bioscience. Funding for the studentships comes from the Biological Sciences Research [...]

11 Nov, 2016

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

By | November 11th, 2016|News from the web|0 Comments

In Florida, Reverdia took the #1 spot in the 2016 “40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” rankings, published in The Digest and Nuu, the world’s most widely-read advanced bioeconomy dailies. Last year, Reverdia ranked #12. Gingko BioWorks (#2), Rennovia (#3), Leaf Resources (#4), Mango Materials (#5), Calysta (#6), Bolt Threads (#7), [...]

11 Nov, 2016

Member Spotlight: Snow Business looking for continued packaging sustainability improvement

By | November 11th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

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 will have seen our work and our products. Some years all the snow in every single advert at Christmas will [...]

4 Nov, 2016

UK and Colombia announce £20m bioeconomy research programme

By | November 4th, 2016|News from the web|0 Comments

The UK and Colombia this week (2 November) agreed a new £20-million bioeconomy research programme to aid post-conflict developmental efforts in some of the worst affected regions in Colombia. The agreement, signed by Minister for Industry and Climate Change Nick Hurd and Yaneth Giha, Director of the Colombian national research agency Colciencias, will [...]

20 Oct, 2016

Scottish bioeconomy gets £1.5m funding boost

By | October 20th, 2016|News from the web|0 Comments

Funding of £1.5 million is to be made available for businesses and research institutions working in the bioeconomy in Scotland to support innovative work that will help deliver circular economy growth. Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, announced the fund, the latest part of the Scottish Government’s £70-million Circular Economy [...]

20 Oct, 2016

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

By | October 20th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

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 establishment of lignocellulosic biorefineries in the UK (funding value of up to £100K per project).  LBNet has commissioned a landscape [...]

12 Oct, 2016

Innovate 2016

By | October 12th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

Innovate 2016, the UK's leading innovation conference, exhibition and networking event bringing together those needing and providing funding, connections, support and international business opportunities, takes place in Manchester next month. The conference, hosted by the Department for International Trade and Innovate UK, will be taking place on 2-3 November at the Manchester Central Convention Complex. As [...]