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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 [...]

12Oct, 2016

Innovate 2016

October 12th, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Innovate 2016, the UK's leading innovation conference, exhibition and networking event bringing together those needing and providing funding, connections, support and international business opportunities, takes place in Manchester next month. The conference, hosted by the [...]

15Sep, 2016

New €3.8 million SuperBIO project to support industrial innovation within the EU bioeconomy

September 15th, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Bioeconomy consultancy NNFCC is to provide innovation services to the new Horizon 2020 SuperBIO project, which aims to provide innovation services to SMEs to support the development of cross-border value chains within the bioeconomy. It is doing [...]

12Sep, 2016

The Importance of Design

September 12th, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Iris Anderson, BBIA Ambassador In a circular economy, design has a major role to play. The use of biomaterials requires design that enhances the functionalities of the material. For example, theAdnams distribution centre at Southwold [...]

4Aug, 2016

Start-ups and research projects sought for Young Biotech Award 2016

August 4th, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Biotechnology start-ups or projects are being sought to apply for the Young Biotech Award 2016. Leading French biocluster Genopole has launched the award for the sixth time this week and has for the first time [...]

3Aug, 2016

New ministerial responsibilities at Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy clarified

August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The newly-formed Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has confirmed the roles and responsibilities of its ministers this week, reports, two weeks after the department was created in Theresa May's reshuffle of government. [...]

1Aug, 2016

Fearnley-Whittingstall’s ‘War on Waste’ highlights need to develop sustainable solutions for food and drink packaging

August 1st, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Celebrity chef and environmental campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall returned to the BBC last week (28 July) for an hour-long programme documenting his War on Waste. Over recent months a debate has been raging about the recyclability of [...]

28Jul, 2016

Here’s how BBIA member Vegware helps events reach 72% recycling

July 28th, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has returned to the BBC this week to continue his 'War on Waste'. After two episodes in November 2015 highlighted the amount of food waste caused by supermarket cosmetic standards and households, [...]

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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|

Compost, degrade, recycle: the truth about plastic bags

There is obviously a lot of confusion around the materials plastic shopping bags are made from and the compostability, biodegradability and recyclability of them. A blog published on edie earlier this week underlines [...]

April 13th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|

Innovative materials announced for 2017 bio-based award

Six materials, including a bioplastic composite paper, a wetsuit made from natural rubber, and packaging and disposable tableware made from up-cycled agricultural residuals have been announced as the finalists for the nova-Institute’s ‘Bio-Based [...]

April 10th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|

Belfast Council bans food waste to landfill

Belfast County Council has announced plans to ban food waste to landfill in a move that could save £800,000 a year. The new measures aim to reduce the amount of food waste put [...]

April 10th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|