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20 Feb, 2017

10 per cent BBIA discount for the International Conference on Bio-based Materials

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

Friends and members of the BBIA are being offered a special 10 per cent reduction off of the registration price for the 10th International Conference on Bio-based Materials. Hosted by nova-Institute in Cologne over the 10th and 11th May, the conference is aimed at providing international major players from the bio-based building blocks, polymers and [...]

14 Feb, 2017

New address and phone number for BBIA

By | February 14th, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

Please note that as of 1 February 2017, the BBIA has moved offices and has a different postal address and phone number. The new contact details for the association are: BBIA, 2 Old College Court, 29 Priory Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 0DE. Tel : 44 (0)3707 369 369 Email addresses and other individual phone numbers [...]

9 Feb, 2017

Window to apply for ‘Bio-based Material of the Year 2017’ award closes in two weeks

By | February 9th, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

There's just two weeks left to apply for the 'Bio-based Material of the Year 2017' innovation award, to be presented at the International Conference on Bio-based Materials, 10-11 May 2017, in Cologne, Germany. The prestigious innovation award will be awarded for the tenth time. The focus of the award is on bio-based materials in a new specific [...]

2 Feb, 2017

BBIA submits responses to BEIS consultation on UK bioeconomy strategy

By | February 2nd, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

BBIA has submitted two responses to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's (BEIS) consultation on the bioeconomy. The consultation asked for evidence to help shape a bioeconomy strategy for the UK, as the department 'aims to foster a world leading bioeconomy which is appropriate to the UK's industrial structure and availability of natural resources'. [...]

19 Jan, 2017

BBIA presents seven bioeconomy case studies for BEIS public call for evidence

By | January 19th, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

BBIA has produced a series of case studies of BBIA members as part of the call for evidence from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which is seeking to to produce a strategy that will encourage a world leading bioeconomy appropriate to the UK’s industrial structure and availability of natural resources. Below are seven [...]

12 Jan, 2017

BEIS seeks views on Brexit impact on chemicals sector

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

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), ahead of the Brexit negotiations expected to begin by March, is working with the Department for Exiting the EU (DExEU) to gather evidence on the impact of leaving the EU. Following work on dispute resolution issues after the UK’s EU exit, the EU Exit Team is [...]

12 Jan, 2017

Novamont to bring bioplastics expertise to New Plastic Economy initiative

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

BBIA member Novamont has joined the New Plastics Economy as the initiative’s sixth Core Partner. The leading bioplastics and biochemical company joins the initiative’s existing Core Partners, Amcor, The Coca-Cola Company, MARS, Unilever and Veolia, and a group of more than 40 stakeholders led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which are collaborating to rethink and [...]

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 [...]