Monthly Archives: March 2016

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29 Mar, 2016

BBIA intervenes on ‘storm in a coffee cup’ discussion

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

BBIA Managing Director David Newman has spoken to Packaging News about the recent media debate over coffee cups, saying that infrastructure and materials make currently their recycling too difficult.

22 Mar, 2016

Compostable coffee cups present solution to single-use cups in foodservice environments

By | March 22nd, 2016|Press releases|0 Comments

Compostable coffee cups present a sustainable solution to waste caused by takeaway drinks packaging in foodservice environments like office blocks, universities and, says the Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA).

21 Mar, 2016

New EU Rules to Ease Waste Based Fertiliser Market

By | March 21st, 2016|News from the web|0 Comments

The European Commission has proposed a new Regulation that make access of organic and waste based fertilisers to the EU single market easier, putting them on a level playing field with traditional, non-organic fertilisers. The European Commission has proposed a new Regulation that make access of organic and waste based fertilisers to [...]

18 Mar, 2016

UCL relaunches three-day Industrial Biotechnology course

By | March 18th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

University College London in collaboration with The Centre for Process Innovation has announced the relaunch of its Industrial Biotechnology: Biocatalysis through to Synthetic Biology MBI® course on 18 – 20th April 2016 at UCL, London.

15 Mar, 2016

TerraVia and Unilever ink $200m sustainable algae deal

By | March 15th, 2016|News from the web|0 Comments

Fresh from rebranding and changing its name from Solazyme, US-based sustainable algae technology specialist TerraVia has announced one of its most significant deals to date, inking a multi-year global supply agreement with consumer goods giant Unilever. TerraVia said the five-year deal was expected to result in sales of renewable algae oils worth over [...]

15 Mar, 2016

Design for Sustainability with Natural Materials Event

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

The Natural Materials Association will be holding its second event in London on Wednesday 20 April following the hugely successful first event held in Glasgow last year. This will be a joint event held in conjunction with the Wood Technology Society another IoM3 group with shared interests in the subject area. Sponsored by a number [...]

7 Mar, 2016

Industrial Biotechnology in support of the UK bioeconomy workshop

By | March 7th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

28 APRIL 2016, AT BIOVALE, UNIVERSITY OF YORK, 10.00am to 5.00pm Location: The Lakehouse in the Ron Cooke Hub on the Heslington East Campus (For directions, click here) The Workshop is organised with the participation of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and is supported by the Knowledge Transfer Network, Biovale, CPI, and IbioIC, and is organised by the Bio-based and [...]

7 Mar, 2016

Europe’s ecosystems facing increasing threats says EEA

By | March 7th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

Europe’s ecosystems face increasing pressure to stay healthy amid rising pollution, overexploitation, urban sprawl and the effects of climate change, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report. The EEA report, ‘Mapping and assessing the condition of Europe’s ecosystems: progress and challenges’, gives a snapshot of current ecosystem health in Europe and identifies key gaps in data which [...]

3 Mar, 2016

Bio-based Start-up Day – Featuring the Best and Brightest

By | March 3rd, 2016|News from the web|0 Comments

Eleven innovative start-ups will introduce themselves to the bio- and CO2-based industry. At the same time, experts of the finance world will give an insight into their work with young companies. The event programme is final. At 7 April 2016 the “Bio-based Start-up Day” will take place for the first time in Cologne [...]

3 Mar, 2016

UK Synthetic Biology Strategic Plan 2016, Biodesign for the Bioeconomy, released

By | March 3rd, 2016|News from the web|0 Comments

Minister for Life Sciences George Freeman MP has today (24th February 2016) visited SynbiCITE at Imperial College London, the UK innovation and knowledge centre for synthetic biology, to announce the release of the UK Synthetic Biology Strategic Plan 2016 — Biodesign for the Bioeconomy. This strategic plan, published by the Synthetic Biology Leadership [...]