April 26, 2023

PEFerence project: New plant-based bioplastics could make beer cans and glass bottles obsolete

One of the challenges in fibre-based food and beverages packaging is the barrier layer needed to keep moisture and gases from entering and exiting the package. These packaging barriers need to meet many different strict demands to be competitive. Therefore, a novel biobased polymer, namely PEF (polyethylene furanoate) with a powerful combination of environmental features […]

December 15, 2021

CBE JU: the new partnership for the bio-based industries

The Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU), successor of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) is entered into force on 30 November 2021. The CBE JU is a €2 billion partnership between the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and the European Union that will fund projects to build strong, resource-efficient and competitive bio-based industries […]

December 21, 2017

BBI JU Stakeholder Forum brings bioeconomy stakeholders together

The BioBased Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) Stakeholder Forum and project exhibition held on 7 December 2017 in Brussels, illustrated some important drivers and trends for the biobased economy in Europe today.  In the sessions, both European Commission representatives as well as private stakeholders stressed the importance of an innovative bioeconomy in Europe. Estimates showed […]

December 8, 2017

BBI JU Stakeholder Forum 2017

Registration is now open for the BBI JU Stakeholder Forum 2017 The BBI JU Stakeholder Forum 2017 will gather together stakeholders from across every aspect of the bio-based economy to discuss how the BBI JU programme can further contribute to the development of bio-based industries across Europe. Stakeholders are high-level decision makers and policy influencers, drawn from academia, C-level […]

September 14, 2017

Have your say on the BBI JU’s implementation

The European Commission has opened a public consultation to collect views and opinions on the implementation of the Join Undertakings (JUs) under Horizon 2020 for the period 2014-2016. Participation of all FTP stakeholders is strongly encouraged, particularly to highlight the positive outcomes of the Bio-Based Industries Public-Private Partnership (BBI JU) and the sector’s interest to […]

Registration open for the BBI Info Day

The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) has opened registration for its Info Day and Brokerage Event taking place on 28 April 2017, in Brussels.  The aim of the event is to bring together potential participants interested in the BBI JU 2017 Calls for proposals, including SMEs and representatives from large industry and academia.  The […]

September 13, 2017

Impact matters for success in the competitive Calls of the BBI JU Call 2017

During the BBI InfoDay and Brokerage Event that took place in Brussels on 28 April 2017, the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) delivered a strong message on the increasing importance of describing the impact of research proposals submitted in the competitive Calls of the BBI JU Call 2017. Providing convincing statements to explain how […]

The BBI JU Call 2017 will release € 81 million of funding for the European biobased industries

The BBI JU Call 2017 of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) features several topics relevant for the forest-based sector, falling under the areas of the FTP Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda.  Out of 16 topics covering all possible types of actions, FTP has identified topics that address activities within ‘Integrated biorefinery concepts’ (RIA […]

BIC launches new roadmap to develop Europe’s circular bioeconomy

To help build a resource-efficient, circular and biobased economy, the Biobased Industries Consortium (BIC) has announced its new Strategic and Research Agenda (SIRA). The SIRA identifies the activities needed to speed up the development of sustainable and competitive biobased industries in Europe. The updated SIRA addresses the technological and innovation challenges facing the biobased industries, takes […]

The bioeconomy age no longer science fiction

Lignin, nanocellulose, cross-laminated timber, biochemicals, biofuels, wood-based packaging, forest fibre textiles and countless materials and products of biological origin, particularly from forests, can replace a range of fossil fuel and non-renewable materials; these products can also have enhanced energy efficiency or environmental performance. To assume that these biobased materials and products will trigger a paradigm […]