Success story overview

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.
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.