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7 Dec, 2018

Bioeconomy Strategy released

By |2018-12-07T14:01:44+00:00December 7th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

The UK Government has released its Bioeconomy Strategy, which outlines how the UK can become a world-leader in the bioeconomy by 2030. The strategy, released on 5 December, seeks to double the value of the bioeconomy to the UK economy from £220 billion to £440 billion and create a fertile policy environment conducive to the [...]

4 Dec, 2018

BBIA Managing Director David Newman speaks at Drowning in Plastics panel event

By |2019-05-08T10:01:17+00:00December 4th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

BBIA Managing Director David Newman featured in a panel debate on the plastics crisis hosted by BBC science and wildlife presenter Liz Bonnin at the Royal Geographic Society in London on 29 November. The event explored the obstacles in the way of tackling the plastics crisis and what needs to be done to reduce its detrimental [...]

30 Nov, 2018

Bioeconomy tour of northern Italy

By |2019-04-05T14:53:14+00:00November 30th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

Cré (Composting and Anaerobic Digestion Association of Ireland), in partnership with Organics Recycling Group of the Renewable Energy Association and the BBIA has put together a bioeconomy study tour in Milan and the Veneto region of Italy to visit: Food waste collections systems in Milan A composting/biogas plant Novamont’s headquarters and research laboratories SESA’s integrated [...]

21 Nov, 2018

BBIA joins the Food Waste Coalition and writes to Environment Secretary Michael Gove

By |2019-05-08T10:01:17+00:00November 21st, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

The BBIA has joined the Food Waste Coalition and submitted a letter to Environment Secretary Michael Gove, calling on the government to 'fast track universal food waste collections'. The Food Waste Coalition has brought together more than 40 companies, organisations and local authorities – including Iceland, Ecosurety, Greenpeace, the Confederation of Paper Industries, Wigan Council, [...]

1 Nov, 2018

Novamont presents new line of products to replace microbeads in cosmetics

By |2019-05-08T10:01:17+00:00November 1st, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

Novamont has announced a new line of bio-based and biodegradable ingredients for cosmetic applications called CELUS-BI®. The new ingredients have been produced to prevent the use of non-biodegradable microplastics used in cosmetic products, which once used end up in the ocean, contributing to marine plastic pollution and harming marine wildlife. The most advanced product in [...]

30 Oct, 2018

Biome Bioplastics launches new digital educational platform

By |2018-10-30T13:50:34+00:00October 30th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

Biome Bioplastics will be launching a new digital educational platform, #ThinkBioplastic, on Thursday 1 November. The company will be organising a new video series designed to explain the UK plastics picture to the public in a way that is easily digestible. A teaser for the video series can be found on the platform's Youtube channel. [...]

16 Oct, 2018

Vegware launches Bristol collections and bring-back scheme for compostable disposables

By |2019-05-08T10:01:17+00:00October 16th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

Vegware, the global specialist in compostable catering disposables, has announced the Bristol launch of Close the Loop, its composting collection service. This initiative will collect used Vegware takeaway packaging from Bristol businesses for composting in under 12 weeks at Rose Hill Recycling, Gloucestershire. Responding to local demand, the Vegware Composting Collective is a new bring-back scheme [...]

9 Oct, 2018

IBioIC Accelerator Programme 2018 call for projects

By |2018-10-09T13:15:49+00:00October 9th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) is inviting applications for industry-led collaborative research projects from bio-based businesses in Scotland or those that can deliver inward investment to help stimulate the Scottish economy. The IB Prime Project Competition offers pump-prime funding of up to £50,000 towards academic costs on new and follow-on projects that focus on the [...]

28 Sep, 2018

BBIA Conference – Resource and Waste Management: A blueprint for a circular bioeconomy

By |2019-05-08T10:01:18+00:00September 28th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

  BBIA is delighted to announce that it will be hosting its conference, 'Resource and Waste Management: A blueprint for a circular bioeconomy', at the Auditorium of the Society of Chemical Industries, London, on 15 November. The one-day conference will address how climate change, soil and water quality, biodiversity loss, food production and waste, packaging [...]

27 Sep, 2018

IBioIC’s Annual Conference 2019

By |2019-05-08T10:01:18+00:00September 27th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre’s (IBioIC) annual conference returns in 2019 for its fifth year. It is the UK's largest industrial biotechnology conference, attracting over 450 bio-based professionals from across the UK and Europe to Glasgow to explore the potential of industrial biotechnology. IBioIC has released its exhibition and sponsorship packages for 2019. Exhibition space [...]