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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 [...]

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 [...]

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Heinz and Ford’s drive to make bio-plastic from tomatoes

Heinz and Ford find common purpose as tomato fibre is used to develop a bio-plastic that can be used in cars Heinz began collaborating with Ford because they both wanted the same thing: improving [...]

November 6th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|

Cleaning up Zimbabwe with a styrofoam ban

Styrofoam pollution is a serious problem in Zimbabwe. The government is set to ban the ubiquitous material for use in food containers and to promote greener alternatives. But not everyone is happy [...]

October 3rd, 2017|Categories: News from the web|

Biodegradable plastics needed to increase recycling efficiency

Berlin, 21 September 2017 – In the light of the current debates and consultations on the upcoming EU Strategy on Plastics and the revision of the EU waste legislation, European Bioplastics (EUBP), the [...]

October 2nd, 2017|Categories: News from the web|

EAC relaunches inquiry to curb impact of coffee cups and plastic bottles

Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is relaunching its predecessor’s investigation into the impact of disposable drinks packaging on the environment, after the original inquiry was disrupted by the general election. The new inquiry will look [...]

September 28th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|

Wrapped in plastic, China’s farmland is suffering

Covering soil in plastic has been a boon for agriculture around the world, especially in China, where an area half the size of California is under polyethylene wrap. Farmers cover their land in [...]

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

Kenya plastic bag ban comes into force after years of delays

A ban on plastic carrier bags has come into force in Kenya, which means that anyone found selling, manufacturing or carrying them could face fines of up to $38,000 or prison sentences [...]

August 29th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|