BBIA

/BBIA

About BBIA

The Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA) represents companies involved in the production of biodegradable polymers and finished products for the benefit of the environment. Our members’ activities span a wide range of sectors and applications, providing a range of sustainable solutions that benefit both businesses and individual consumers. BBIA aims to develop the circular bioeconomy in the UK, promoting markets and production of bio-based and biodegradable chemicals, their transformation into consumer and other products and materials. With increasing pressure to keep fossil fuels in the ground, bio-based alternatives can bridge the gap to meet demand. This can be done through the use of starch and glucose derivatives, as well as fibre reinforcements, including flax, hemp, sisal, jute and wood regenerated cellulose. The production of new biomaterials is opening up opportunities, creating jobs and wealth in the new green economy.
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 [...]

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 [...]