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About BBIA

The Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA) represents companies involved in the production of biodegradable polymers and finished products for the benefit of the environment. Our members’ activities span a wide range of sectors and applications, providing a range of sustainable solutions that benefit both businesses and individual consumers. BBIA aims to develop the circular bioeconomy in the UK, promoting markets and production of bio-based and biodegradable chemicals, their transformation into consumer and other products and materials. With increasing pressure to keep fossil fuels in the ground, bio-based alternatives can bridge the gap to meet demand. This can be done through the use of starch and glucose derivatives, as well as fibre reinforcements, including flax, hemp, sisal, jute and wood regenerated cellulose. The production of new biomaterials is opening up opportunities, creating jobs and wealth in the new green economy.
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 [...]

6 Mar, 2019

Inventors waging war on plastic with world saving wonders

By | March 6th, 2019|News from the web|0 Comments

We can all do our bit to tackle the scourge of single-use plastic which chokes our seas and litters our towns and countryside — from using reusable shopping bags to joining the Great British Spring Clean.  But some people are going even further, inventing clever products or coming up with genius ideas [...]

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 [...]

4 Mar, 2019

California proposes phaseout of single-use plastics by 2030

By | March 4th, 2019|News from the web|0 Comments

California has already placed curbs on plastic items such as straws and bags — and this week legislation was introduced to phase out single-use plastic food containers and other packaging that isn't recyclable or compostable. The proposed measure also would apply to polystyrene foam containers used for takeout meals, as well as plastic detergent [...]

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 [...]