Success story overview

21 June 2019

The food industry is hungry for more plant protein, which is why researchers are working on extracting more from current sources.

BBI JU PROMINENT project: Boosting plant protein in the diet to fuel human and environmental health
14 June 2019

Euronews Business Planet travelled to Finland in search of what is known as Europe's bioeconomy to see how firms with bright ideas are making a positive difference to our future with sustainable products. MetGen, an SME beneficiary of five BBI JU projects (BIOFOREVERBIOrescueSWEETWOODSUNRAVEL and WoodZymes), is featured in the report.

20 May 2019

The BBI JU BIOrescue project investigates how to transform used mushroom compost into valuable bio-based products such as biodegradable nanocarriers for drug encapsulation. These have now been successfully tested to reduce symptoms of a common grapevine disease.

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29 April 2019

BBI JU-funded project AFTERLIFE is developing a technology that filters, treats and converts wastewater from the food and drink industry into bioplastics and food additives.

AFTERLIFE is a BBI JU project transforming wastewater from food and drink industry into bioplastics and food additives.
05 April 2019

The BBI JU initiative has produced renewable bio-isobutene for use in various applications ranging from cosmetics to fuels.

OPTISOCHEM is a BBI JU project converting wheat straw into bio-based chemicals.
18 February 2019

Every year, around one-third of all food produced across the world is wasted before it even reaches the consumer. The team of the BBI JU's project, AgriMax, is tackling the problem by turning crop and food-processing waste into high-value products.

AgriMax is a BBI JU project transforming agricultural waste into high-value bio-based products.
18 February 2019

The BBI JU's BIOSMART project is working on the development of bio-based smart food packaging that will reduce waste by monitoring and extending shelf-life, while being compostable, biodegradable or recyclable - good for the environment. It has already developed biodegradable packaging that incorporates an oxygen sensor to monitor shelf-life.

BIOSMART is a BBI JU project developing bio-based smart food packaging.
16 February 2019

France-headquartered Global Bioenergies has teamed up with chemical company Clariant to produce quality batches of wheat straw-based isobutene at its Germany-based Leuna demo plant. The production of cellulosic isobutene is part of OPTISOCHEM, a BBI JU project that started in June 2017.

OPTISOCHEM is a BBI JU project converting wheat straw into bio-based chemicals.
12 February 2019

Extremely efficient to use, bringing about improvements in several industries and products, giving industry a tool to enhance performance... and all of this from sustainably sourced trees. Microfibrillated cellulose, a remarkable natural material that can replace oil-based products in industries as diverse as construction, cosmetics and agriculture, is now entering commercialisation thanks to the pioneering BBI JU's project, EXILVA. Microfibrillated cellulose has arrived to out-compete additives from petrochemicals.

EXILVA is a BBI JU project that produces bio-based microfibrillated cellulose to replace oil-based products.
23 January 2019

The author and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, no stranger to the beauty of the natural world, famously said that the wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more. So much of our world has its roots in our trees, from clothes and furniture to food and paper.

SWEETWOODS is a BBI JU project that develops bio-based chemicals from wood sugars.