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14Feb, 2017

New address and phone number for BBIA

February 14th, 2017|Categories: 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, [...]

9Feb, 2017

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

February 9th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

2Feb, 2017

BBIA submits responses to BEIS consultation on UK bioeconomy strategy

February 2nd, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

19Jan, 2017

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

January 19th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

12Jan, 2017

BEIS seeks views on Brexit impact on chemicals sector

January 12th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

12Jan, 2017

Novamont to bring bioplastics expertise to New Plastic Economy initiative

January 12th, 2017|Categories: 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, [...]

29Nov, 2016

European funding awarded to support Yorkshire’s bio-based businesses

November 29th, 2016|Categories: 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 [...]

17Nov, 2016

Free Exporting is GREAT webinars from the Department for International Trade

November 17th, 2016|Categories: 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 [...]

15Nov, 2016

£2.6M IBioIC studentships to boost skills in UK bioscience

November 15th, 2016|Categories: 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 [...]

11Nov, 2016

Member Spotlight: Snow Business looking for continued packaging sustainability improvement

November 11th, 2016|Categories: 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 [...]

20Oct, 2016

Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Network (LBNet) funding opportunities: POC and BIV

October 20th, 2016|Categories: 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 [...]

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Agricultural residue packaging wins Bio-based Material of the Year 2017

Packaging materials based on upcycled agricultural residues created by German company BIO-LUTIONS have been named ‘Bio-based Material of the Year 2017’ at the 10th International Conference on Bio-Based Materials in Cologne, Germany. Photo: [...]

May 25th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|

Recycling body criticises Pringles and Lucozade packaging

Pringles tubes and Lucozade Sport bottles are the "villains" of the recycling world, a trade body has said. The Recycling Association named them in a list of products that pose the biggest [...]

May 18th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|

Bill: Biomaterial content will be marked on plastic bags in Romania

Several MPs from the Social Democratic Party (PSD), Save Romania Union (USR), and from national minorities have drafted a law that may oblige producers to mark the content of biomaterial on plastic bags. [...]

April 24th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|

Finland is taking a leading role in the bioeconomy

The Finnish Government has chosen the bioeconomy as a future growth area of the Finnish economy. The national bioeconomy strategy, published in May 2014, sets ambitious growth targets for the future bioeconomy. The [...]

April 18th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|

MEPs agree proposals to cut the EU’s 88m tonnes of annual food waste

MEPs have called on the EU to step up its actions on fighting the 88 million tonnes of food wasted in Europe every year, voting in proposals this week that will go to [...]

April 18th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|

Bioplastics: end the confusion

Bioplastics industry need to give the public more adequately explanation of the difference between biobased and biodegradable The term bioplastics causes much confusion and will continue to do so, according to my [...]

April 18th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|