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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]