Success story overview

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
30 September 2020

The global bioeconomy is growing, but it must overcome hurdles including avoiding competition with land used for food production. The BBI JU-funded GRACE project is exploring using contaminated and waste land for biocrops.

BBI JU GRACE project - Crops grown on contaminated land could fuel bioeconomy
08 July 2020

The goal of the LIBBIO project is to supply a range of products to the food, animal feed, and cosmetics industries by adapting the Andean lupin to grow as a biomass crop in Europe's poorest soils.

14 April 2020

BBI JU-funded researchers from BIOrescue project developed innovative technologies that will enable mushroom farms to turn compost into novel bio-based products such as eco-friendly pesticides and tiny biodegradable capsules for targeted drug delivery.

BBI JU BIOrescue project