Monthly Archives: November 2015

26 Nov, 2015

David Newman on separate food waste collections in Milan

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BBIA Managing Director David Newman has contributed to the latest issue of ENVISION Magazine, looking at how Milan has become the first European city with source separation of food waste.

25 Nov, 2015

Bio-Nutrients and Organic Carbon Recycling are essential components of a Circular Economy

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On 23 November representatives of the European Compost Network (ECN), the Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG), the European Biogas Association (EBA) and the European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform (ESPP) met the Vice-President of the European Commission for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Mr Jyrki Katainen, to raise the importance of bio-nutrients and organic [...]

20 Nov, 2015

UNEP study underlines how oxo-degradable plastics can pose a threat to marine ecosystems even after fragmentation

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Widespread adoption of products labelled 'biodegradable' will not significantly decrease the volume of plastic entering the ocean or the physical and chemical risks that plastics pose to marine environment, concluded a UN report released this week.

18 Nov, 2015

CPI aims to turn second generation waste into plastic

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A partnership between the University of Bath, the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and ReBio Technologies Ltd is developing the use of modified strains of microorganisms to help manufacture bioplastics from organic waste products. By feeding a variety of biomass-derived, second generation waste, such as scraps from food production or animal waste, to [...]

17 Nov, 2015

New €11.5 million BBI JU grant for demonstration project aims for better use of sugarbeet pulp

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Recently, the seven project partners launched the new Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) demonstration project entitled ‘PULP2VALUE’ in Roosendaal, The Netherlands Led by agro-industrial cooperative Royal Cosun, this 4-year project aims to demonstrate an integrated and cost-effective cascading biorefinery system to refine sugarbeet pulp and isolate high value products for a [...]

17 Nov, 2015

Arsenal midfielder’s biochemical breakthrough

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Arsenal and France midfielder Mathieu Flamini has revealed that he is one of the people behind a bio-based company that has developed a process to produce levulinic acid on an industrial scale. In an interview with the Sun on Sunday, the 31-year-old, who has played over 150 times for the club and has [...]

11 Nov, 2015

Bio-based polymers to triple by 2020

By | November 11th, 2015|News from the web|0 Comments

The worldwide production capacity of bio-based polymers will triple from 5.7 million tonnes in 2014 to nearly 17 million tonnes in 2020, according to a new market study by the nova-Institute. The Germany-based consultancy that specialises in the bio-based economy published the 2015 edition of its ‘Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers in the [...]

5 Nov, 2015

Global bioplastics production capacities continue to grow despite low oil price

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The results of European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented today at the 10th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm the positive growth trend of the global bioplastics industry. “The market is predicted to grow by more than 350 percent in the mid-term,” says François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics.

5 Nov, 2015

BBIA reports from events

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BBIA has been present at several events in the past month. See below for reports from Managing Director David Newman on two such events.

2 Nov, 2015

Loss of soil carbon linked to climate change in England and Wales

By | November 2nd, 2015|News from the web|0 Comments

Soil and plants store around 5% of the world’s carbon, but carbon storage in some soils is in decline. Recent research has found that climate change accounted for 9–22% of carbon declines in organic soils in semi-natural habitats throughout England and Wales from 1978–2003. The researchers say monitoring soils rich in carbon should [...]