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23Jun, 2016

Industrial Biotechnology workshop presentations now available on BBIA website

June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Presentations for the workshop on industrial biotechnology and the UK's bioeconomy strategy organised by BBIA at the University of York on 28 April are now available for members in the Members' Area of the BBIA [...]

22Jun, 2016

Deadline for submissions to International Symposium on Biopolymers extended

June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The deadline for abstracts submitted to the International Symposium on Biopolymers 2016 has been extended to 30 June. ISBP2016 is being held in Madrid on 26-29 September and as part of the event is calling for researchers [...]

14Jun, 2016

Consumption of biodegradable and compostable plastic products in Europe could treble by 2020

June 14th, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The nova-Institute has published a comprehensive market study on the consumption of biodegradable and compostable plastic products in Europe, showing that the 100,000 tonnes consumed in 2015 could rise to 320,000 tonnes by 2020. Compostable [...]

9Jun, 2016

Spotlight on Scotland

June 9th, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Iris Anderson, BBIA Ambassador Scotland is striving, through various initiatives, to define and embrace the concepts of a circular economy as set out by the European Commission in its December 2015 package. The Scottish Circular [...]

7Jun, 2016

TEDx to host bioplastics presentation – 18 June

June 7th, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Kathryn Sheridan, CEO of bioeconomy communications and PR agency Sustainability Consult, is to present a TEDx talk on bioplastics at the #bitsoflove event in Ghent, Belgium on 18 June. Sheridan's talk, 'Bioplastic Fantastic: why we don't [...]

3Jun, 2016

IBioIC launches funding calls for industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology projects

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

Two funding calls have been created by the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) at the University of Strathclyde to promote the use of its new open access facilities and to promote the academic talent that exists [...]

23May, 2016

How bio-based solutions are helping solve sanitation problems in developing countries

May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Loowatt produces clean and chemical-free human waste solutions for events in the UK and for domestic use in the developing world. Using a patented and simple sealing technology to contain human waste within biodegradable film, with a [...]

12May, 2016

Speaker list confirmed for EFIB 2016

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

BBIA Managing Director David Newman will be among the speakers at EFIB 2016 (European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy). The event, which combines discussion on business and policy within the industry with the opportunity [...]

6May, 2016

Innovate UK makes bioeconomy a priority in 2016/17 Delivery Plan

May 6th, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Innovate UK has published its Delivery Plan 2016-2017, outlining how it plans to invest around £561 million into helping businesses innovate, with the bioeconomy one of its priorities. The plan for the financial year explains [...]

5May, 2016

Vegware wins 2nd Queen’s Award for compostable packaging with recycling support

May 5th, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Edinburgh eco packaging firm and BBIA member Vegware has won its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation – the SME’s 60th accolade. This recognises Vegware’s innovations in zero waste for foodservice – compostable catering disposables [...]

3May, 2016

Clear labelling needed for biodegradable plastics says ISWA report

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

Biodegradable plastics need to be clearly labelled, in order to enhance consumer awareness and help distinguish compostable plastics from other non-compostable polymers, according to a paper by the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA). The conclusion comes as [...]

On the Web

Plastic ‘nurdles’ found littering UK beaches

A search of 279 beaches around the UK has found that almost three-quarters of them were littered with tiny plastic "nurdles". Volunteers signed up to search their local shoreline, ranging between Shetland [...]

February 20th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|

Our seas have become a plastic graveyard – but can technology turn the tide?

When strong winds prevented filmmaker Jo Ruxton from sending a submarine to her chosen recording location off the coast of Marseille, she was naturally nervous. The crew had just one chance to document evidence [...]

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

Bioplastics industry continues to expand despite low oil prices

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 [...]

December 5th, 2016|Categories: News from the web|

The 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy, 2016-17

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 [...]

November 11th, 2016|Categories: News from the web|

UK and Colombia announce £20m bioeconomy research programme

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 [...]

November 4th, 2016|Categories: News from the web|

Scottish bioeconomy gets £1.5m funding boost

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, [...]

October 20th, 2016|Categories: News from the web|