Success story overview

18 March 2021

The global population will exceed 9 billion by 2050, further intensifying the demand for more energy, food, recycled nutrients and water. Microalgae are a very promising solution because they contain numerous compounds that can be harnessed for commercial use.

VALUEMAG Success Story
09 March 2021

The BBI JU-funded SSUCHY project demonstrates the potential of sustainable bio-based composite applications in the aerospace, acoustics and automotive sectors.

BBI JU SSUCHY project: speakers and plane cockpit
15 February 2021

Innovative methods for cultivating algae and converting it into sustainable feedstock open the door to creating a bio-based blue economy in Europe.

BIOSEA success story
02 February 2021

Companies haven’t paid much attention to the environmental impact of skin-contact products like diapers and wound dressings. A BBI JU-funded project introduced new materials for more sustainable, environmentally friendly products.

POLYBIOSKIN success story
13 January 2021

Algae grown, harvested and processed using new techniques developed by BBI JU-funded researchers could supply greener alternatives to common ingredients - putting more eco-friendly cosmetics on the shelf and adding more sustainable foods to the menu.

BIOSEA success story
08 December 2020

Digital technologies can alter the way the bio-based industry and society exchange information, innovate, produce and consume. They can offer unprecedented transparency to supply chains. The BBI JU-funded ICT-BIOCHAIN project unveiled a platform that facilitates the use of information technology tools for creating more efficient biomass supply chains.

01 December 2020

An advanced biofuel plant under construction in Romania is at the centre of the BBI JU LIGNOFLAG project to prove the environmental and economic benefits of producing cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues.

LIGNOFLAG success story
26 November 2020

Cultivating mushrooms produces a lot of waste. For every kilogram of mushrooms produced, about three kilograms of soil-like material containing straw, manure and peat is left behind. In the EU, this results in more than 3 billion kilograms of waste per year.

FUNGUSCHAIN success story
19 October 2020

How high-impact bioeconomy initiatives are key to a climate-neutral Europe. 'Circular bio-based industries are an important part of the response,' said Philippe Mengal, executive director of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), the EU’s most ambitious bioeconomy initiative, on the occasion of the EU Green Week. 'By replacing non-renewable fossil resources with waste and sustainably sourced biomass, to produce industrial and consumer goods, they are key contributors to making Europe the world’s first climate-neutral continent. Soil protection, sustainable forest management, reduction of pollution and investments in nature are all vital effects of the bio-based economic model Europe is aiming for.'

EU Green Week: Bio-based industries and the green recovery
06 October 2020

Every year, the European Union produces around 110 million tonnes of food waste in terms of animal and vegetable matter. Some of that waste, in the form of almond shells, is already being used as a biofuel. But could these shells also be used to produce state-of-the-art innovations in the construction or car industries?

BARBARA: transforming food by-products into useful raw materials