Register for the BBI JU Stakeholder Forum 2019!
The BBI JU Stakeholder Forum 2019 will bring together the bio-based industries community on 4 December in Brussels. Register now to have access to a full-day programme of inspiring high-level speakers, networking opportunities and a project exhibition with our 100 granted projects. Full programme and registration available here.
New BBI JU Synergy Label recognises the value of high-quality proposals
In order to ensure that the recognition of the proposals awarded with the BBI Synergy Label is fully maximised, BBI JU and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim of maximising the opportunities of taking up investments in the bioeconomy sector. Read more
New BBI JU report: Contribution of the BBI JU’s projects to the SDGs
With a broad spectrum of projects, the BBI JU programme is helping to generate knowledge and to develop technologies for an improved use of biological resources (residues, side streams and waste), contributing to meeting the UN (United Nations) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and at the same time creating value for European society, climate change mitigation, environment and biodiversity. This report presents the contribution of the BBI JU projects to the SDGs through actions such as the replacement of fossil-based products, the production of feed to address climate change future challenges, the creation of new jobs (particularly in rural areas) and the preservation of the biodiversity. The full report is available here.
Ronja Holopainen is the winner of the BBI JU EUCYS 2019 prize
News from the BBI JU projects
BIORESCUE: Tailor-made enzymatic solutions reduce time and cost of biorefinery processes
Key components in a biorefinery conversion are enzymes, which are used to break down the long-chains of sugar and lignin polymers present in the biomass into smaller pieces. As part of the BBI JU BIOrescue project, a Finnish company has created enzymatic solutions tailored to extract sugars from the mushroom compost in an optimal way. Read more
The BBI JU GreenProtein project is transforming byproducts from green vegetables and field crops into high-grade protein for the food industry. The finished product is a viable alternative to egg whites and whey protein - and has huge commercial potential. Read more
EU statistics report that some seven million babies in Europe use up to 36 million disposable nappies in only one day. BBI JU POLYBIOSKIN and EMBRACED projects are sketching out different solutions to reduce the pollution from plastics in diapers. Read more
Our new PLENITUDE flagship project will produce a plant-based protein that is 50% more cost-efficient than meat alternatives. It is based on grains and is called mycoprotein. Read more
The BBI JU AFTERLIFE project works on ensuring that wastewater from the food industry is not discharged into nature but reused in many ways. Discover more in the newest project video.
A recent BBC article, covering different ways of making car manufacturing more sustainable, features the BBI JU BIOMOTIVE project as a positive example. The project is working to reduce the carbon footprint of cars by using bioplastics, which are more sustainable than the fossil-based materials used so far. Read more
The BBI JU MAGNIFICENT project features in a Wired magazine article covering the different approaches to tackle the challenge of feeding the growing global population. Read more
Our TECH4EFFECT project successfully conducted field trials near Rautavaara, Finland, on the impacts of different tracks and machines on the soil. Read more
The BBI JU Pilots4U project has set up an easily accessible open-access database of pilot facilities around Europe where you can search for the perfect partner to scale-up your innovative process. Access it here
The first BBI JU EXCornsEED project conference, ‘Valorisation of proteins and bioactive compounds from biorefinery side-streams’, will take place on 20 November in Bucharest, Romania. More information and registration
The BBI JU SYLFEED project achieved a new milestone, successfully demonstrating the efficacy of their novel alternative protein produced from wood. The alternative protein can be used to replace fish meal or plant-based proteins in feed for juvenile Atlantic salmon, delivering equivalent nutritional performance as conventional protein sources. Read more