July 15, 2020

European Commission introducing Energy System Integration as the pathway towards deep decarbonisation of the European economy

The European Commission (EC) has published the EU Strategy for Energy System Integration which provides the framework for the green energy transition across multiple energy carriers, infrastructures, and consumption sectors. Creating smarter and more integrated energy systems will require more innovative initiatives and research-based actions, significant infrastructure investments, as well as a strong cross-sector collaboration […]

June 27, 2018

Paper & Beyond, 2018

Paper & Beyond, 2018 – Where the bioeconomy and circularity meet​ Paper & Beyond is the successor event to what has been known as European Paper Week and will take place in the heart of the European district in Brussels from 16-17 October.This year the event will take place in the prestigious Solvay Library, in the […]

April 3, 2018

New transnational Call ForestValue on the forest bioeconomy launched

As of 17 October 2017, a new transnational ERA-NET Cofund Call ‘ForestValue– Innovating forest-based bioeconomy‘, has been launched for joint European research, development and innovation proposals in the field of the forest bioeconomy.  With a total available budget of over € 40 million, the joint European Call contributes to transforming the current resource-intensive economy to a sustainable biobased […]

March 14, 2018

The Commission releases roadmap for EU Bioeconomy Strategy revision

The importance of the bioeconomy is increasingly recognized in Europe and beyond. In light of this, the objectives of the 2012 EU Bioeconomy Strategy and the accompanying Action Plan have delivered on many of their proposed objectives. It was recently decided to review the EU Bioeconomy Strategy to make sure it remains relevant in a […]

Bioeconomy-related ETPs meet with European Commission

On 28 February, nine European Technology Platforms (ETPs) operating within the bioeconomy and food value chain came together, on the invitation of the European Commission (EC), DG RTD – Directorate General for Research and Innovation. The main objective of the meeting was for the EC to gather input from the ETPs on common future research […]

January 29, 2018

IMPACT event

​Inauguration of new investments at the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant IMPACT of the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant in industrial biotechnology Towards a sustainable economy Ghent, 19 February from 14:00 to 22:00 A new 9,36 M€ investment in infrastructure for biobased innovation will be inaugurated in the presence of Minister Philippe Muyters, Flemish Minister […]

January 25, 2018

Bioeconomy Impact 2018

Bioeconomy innovation drives smart and sustainable cities The CommBeBiz Budapest meeting on 6-7 February 2018 will provide networking, expertise and skills support to Bioeconomy research teams to ensure that the obligation to deliver innovation can be met. Many scientists need help in identifying the potential of the knowledge they are generating to create innovation. Many also need help in […]

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 11, 2017

Raw materials innovation partnership ready to act within changing technology and policy context

The 4th meeting of the High Level Steering Group (HLSG) of the European Innovation Partnership for Raw Materials (EIP-RM) took place in Brussels on 1st December. As an outcome of previous discussions with the Sherpas and EIP-RM stakeholders, the European Commission (EC) proposed a position paper on future orientations for the EIP-RM and the European […]

November 20, 2017

The Bioeconomy Policy Day gives hope for stronger governance for the bioeconomy

As part of the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 info week, the European Commission presented the review of the 2012 European Bioeconomy Strategy and Action Plan, on November 16, documented as a Staff Working Document, and discussed its findings with stakeholders and policymakers. The event gathered together more than 800 participants from across Europe. Although led by DG […]