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19 Mar, 2019

Postdoctoral research opportunity in Luxembourg

By | March 19th, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

Applications are open for a postdoctoral research project at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) on biobased polymers and materials, as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), a funding scheme from the European Commission to finance postdoctoral research projects. The project will take place in the 'Materials Research and Technology' (MRT) department of [...]

12 Mar, 2019

BioBase4SME Innovation Biocamp 2019 applications deadline approaches

By | March 12th, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

The application deadline for BioVale's Innovation Biocamp for start-up bio-based businesses is approaching, with prospective participants having until 18 March 2019 to register for the event. The Biocamp, part of BioVale's BioBase4SME project, will take place in Bovendonk, the Netherlands, across 5-10 May 2019 and will provide small businesses working in the bioeconomy with specialist training fully [...]

4 Mar, 2019

BBIA is hiring for EU-funded project on Usable Packaging

By | March 4th, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

BBIA is looking to hire an individual to help undertake tasks related to an EU-funded project known as Usable Packaging. The project, which begins in June 2019 and ends in June 2022, will investigate and research the possibility of obtaining novel products and chemicals from bio-based waste resources originating in the food industry, including those [...]

27 Feb, 2019

Registration to the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking Info Day now open

By | February 27th, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

Registration is now open for the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) Info Day, taking place on 12 April 2019 in Brussels. The aim of the event is to bring together potential participants interested in the BBI JU 2019 Call for proposals. The morning sessions will provide information about the BBI JU initiative and all aspects of the call [...]

27 Feb, 2019

Open call from Innovate UK Smart Grants

By | February 27th, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

Innovate UK has issued an open call for projects for its 'open grant funding' programme, Smart. Innovate UK will invest up to £20 million in the best disruptive ideas and projects with a view to commercialisation, with projects that overlap with Innovate UK's grand challenge areas – including clean growth – particularly welcomed. Projects submitted [...]

27 Feb, 2019

Edinburgh biofilm engineering workshop

By | February 27th, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

The National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) is holding a workshop on biofilm engineering on Tuesday 30 April at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). The workshop will be the second industrial/academic cross-sector workshop on biofilm engineering held by NBIC, following on from the Centre's first workshop on biofilm detection. The workshop will explore problem areas, unmet needs and [...]

27 Feb, 2019

71 per cent of EU agricultural land used to feed livestock, says Greenpeace report

By | February 27th, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

Greenpeace released a report on 12 February 2019 on how public funds delivered via the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are currently used, finding that around 71 percent of EU agricultural land is used to feed livestock.   When excluding grasslands and only taking account of land used for growing crops, the report concludes that [...]

20 Feb, 2019

BBIA response to BBC report on compostable materials being landfilled

By | February 20th, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

BBIA has responded to a recent BBC article that compostable plastics are going to landfill in Wales rather than recycling because Welsh councils are unable to deal with them. In a letter to the BBC, taking into account comments from BBIA members, BBIA reiterated the lower carbon impact of compostables and their ability to be [...]

4 Feb, 2019

Scottish Government announces new plan for biotechnology

By | February 4th, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

The Scottish Government has released its National Plan for Industrial Biotechnology, which sets out its vision to achieve a mature bioeconomy by 2025. Published on 31 January 2019, the new national plan hopes to further embed circular economy thinking in Scotland's manufacturing sector, aiming to increase the number of companies active in industrial biotechnology to [...]

31 Jan, 2019

Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches Cities and Circular Food report

By | January 31st, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation launched its new report, Cities and Circular Economy for Food, on 24 January at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The report highlights the enormous environmental and health damages caused by the linear nature of how we produce food and manage waste and by-products. The findings brings to light how [...]