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15 Sep, 2017

‘Reinventing plastics – Closing the circle’ conference to inform Commission strategy

By | September 15th, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

The European Commission has organised a conference, 'Reinventing plastics - Closing the circle' (26 September) to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the new strategy for plastics that is under development. The Commission announced that it would be creating a strategy to create a more circular plastics industry at the beginning of the year and published a [...]

12 Sep, 2017

BIOCATNET announces opening of two IB funding calls

By | September 12th, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

Industrial biotechnology network BIOCATNET is opening two funding calls this week (11 September). 5th Proof-of-Concept Call The organisation has announced the launch of the fifth call for BIOCATNET Proof-of-Concept funding, which will fund projects with a total combined value of £200,000, supporting projects in the Network subthemes of Biocatalyst Discovery, Development, and Scale Up. Projects funded under [...]

12 Sep, 2017

Defra publishes draft legislation for microbead ban

By | September 12th, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

Draft legislation for the UK ban on microbeads in rinse off personal care products has been published, alongside separate legislation for the devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) committed to banning the manufacture and sale of cosmetics and personal care products containing microbeads last year [...]

30 Aug, 2017

IBioIC to host promotion and networking event for members – October 2017

By | August 30th, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

IBioIC is inviting members to an exclusive, members-only promotion and networking event to celebrate four years of sustained development and innovation, as well as looking forward to the next stage of this journey. 'Building the Network: IBioIC Member Promotion and Networking Event' Wednesday, 25 October, 12:00-18:00 (starting with lunch and ending with networking/drinks) Edinburgh Centre for [...]

25 Aug, 2017

FUCHS working to promote biolubricants

By | August 25th, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

BBIA member FUCHS is working to promote a step-change in the use of environmentally-friendly bio-lubricants. FUCHS is the world’s largest independent lubricants manufacturer, supplying innovative lubricating products and bespoke support packages – providing a complete service to its customers. In recent years this bio-lubricant strategy has come to the fore of the company's work, with volumes sold [...]

28 Jul, 2017

Call for Abstracts – IBioIC’s 4th Annual Conference

By | July 28th, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

Building a reputation as one of the most important UK based industrial biotechnology meetings in the calendar and attracting key players and influencers in the UK and global bioeconomy, IBioIC’s Annual Conference (25-26 January 2018) is bringing together a unique mix of academia, industry and supporting organisations under one roof, to hear about and explore [...]

21 Jul, 2017

Apply now for EFIB PitchFest 2017

By | July 21st, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

Applications for the EFIB PitchFest must be submitted by 31 July. Part of the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Bioeconomy (EFIB), the PitchFest is back for its second year, helping to raise awareness of investment opportunities in industrial biotech solutions whilst facilitating entrepreneurialism and creating a supportive environment for SMEs to help their business grow [...]

5 Jul, 2017

Newman to speak to International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association about fostering relationship

By | July 5th, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

BBIA Managing Director David Newman will be speaking at a meeting of the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA) at the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 11 July. David will be discussing how a relationship between the BBIA and IBMA, which represents the biocontrol industry and works to intensify the use of biological crop protection, animal health [...]

28 Jun, 2017

Introducing the BS 8001 Circular Economy standard

By | June 28th, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

BSI, the UK’s national standards organisation, has launched a new standard for the circular economy, ‘BS 8001:2017: Framework for implementing the principles of the circular economy in organisations – guide’, the world’s first for implementing circular economy principles. The new standard is the first framework of its kind and is designed to be applicable [...]

20 Jun, 2017

RES URBIS Stakeholder Platform – 29 June, Wales

By | June 20th, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

A stakeholder platform for the RES URBIS (Resources from Urban Bio-waste) project will take place on 29 June (2-5pm) at the University of South Wales in Cardiff. If you would like to attend this event please contact David Newman at dn@bbia.org.uk. RES URBIS, a three-year Horizon 2020 project, is combining a range of biological techniques to produce [...]