Success story overview

21 January 2019

BIOrescue project, funded by the BBI JU under Horizon 2020, is developing innovative technologies that will enable mushroom farms to turn compost into novel bio-based products such as natural pesticides, cutting fossil fuel use and positioning the sector at the heart of Europe's circular economy.

BIOrescue is a BBI JU project that transforms mushroom compost into bio-based products.
27 November 2018

The aim of the BBI JU REFUCOAT project is to develop totally recyclable and biodegradable packages for food products with proper safety characteristics.

REFUCOAT is a BBI JU project that is developing totally recyclable and biodegradable bio-based packages for food.
31 October 2018

As the EU aims to head towards a sustainable, low-carbon future, experts in bio-based industries at the forefront of this transition are turning food waste and waste water sludge into bioplastics and converting decommissioned factories into new biorefineries by working with local populations.

FIRST2RUN is a BBI JU project that is developing sustainable and low-carbon bioplastics.
29 October 2018

Finicky eating habits and wasteful processes have led to a system that discards millions of tonnes of food each year, but new approaches from BBI JU PROMINENT and AQUABIOPRO-FIT projects, among others, are salvaging the scraps we never see to make products that people will want to eat.

AQUABIOPRO-FIT and PROMINENT. Food scraps to become dairy and meat substitutes
16 October 2018

A new interactive online platform helps to increase awareness of innovations in the bioeconomy sector.

BIOWAYS is a BBI JU project that works for increasing public awareness of bio-based products on the European bioeconomy.
10 October 2018

Today nearly all aromatic chemicals are made from oil-based sources. European researchers proposed to use lignin, a structural component of many plants and algae, as an alternative raw material in chemical production.

SmartLi is a BBI JU project is transforming underutilized lignin materials into bio-based chemicals.
10 October 2018

The vision of the pulp and paper industry is to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions while improving energy and resource efficiency. Hence, a European initiative has developed a breakthrough technology for greener pulp production.

BBI JU PROVIDES project: New sustainable pulping technologies
10 October 2018

Water, food and resource scarcity, alongside increasing waste are among the main challenges humanity will face in the years to come. To take advantage of the waste, European researchers have come up with a novel nutrient management solution.

BBI JU NewFert project: Nutrient recovery from biowaste for mineral fertiliser production
08 October 2018

Thousands of soiled nappies that were destined to clog Italian landfill sites or incinerators are being redirected to a recycling plant that is turning them into streams of high quality raw materials, in a new process that it is hoped will be replicated around Europe.

BBI JU EMBRACED project: Scientists want to use dirty nappies as a source of raw materials
08 October 2018

Every single minute a truck's worth of plastic enters our oceans, and this waste doesn't just stay in our water, it goes into seafood, our salt, it is even found in melting Arctic ice. And this does not even consider the plastic buried in landfills and other disposal sites. It is clear that businesses must go further and faster to tackle the plastics crisis. And yes, we have seen some major progress with the use of alternative materials, biodegradability and recycling in lowering our domestic environmental footprint.

BBI JU FRESH project: How a bio-based solution can solve our plastic tray problem