Bioprocesses & Technologies

Bioeconomy is a major driving force towards more sustainable industrial processes. Advancing EU Green Deal objectives as well as UN Sustainability Goals will lead to further demand of bio-based innovation in different industry sectors and application areas. Biotechnology provides tools for adapting and modifying the biological organisms, products, processes and systems found in nature to develop processes that are eco-efficient and products that are not only more profitable but also more environment-friendly. It is also providing an increasing range of tools for industry to continue improving cost and environmental performance beyond what could normally be achieved using conventional chemical technologies. Many stakeholders in science and industry are developing novel technologies in the field of industrial biotechnology to help establish bio-based processes and biorefineries. Those lay the ground for a circular bioeconomy and resource-efficient alternatives to a fossil-based industry. EFIB provides a platform to discuss latest trends and technologies as well as challenges and future prospects.   

Insights. Discussions. Perspectives.

German synbio start-up raises $15m financing

Origin.Bio, a new German synthetic biology company founded by former AMSilk-CEO Jens Klein, has raised $15m funding round led by EQT Ventures.

German synbio start-up raises $15m financing

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BASF invests in Austria to boost biotech production

BASF has agreed to rent biotech production capacities at the Novartis campus in Kundl, Austria. This step is aimed at strengthening the enzyme business of the German company.

BASF invests in Austria to boost biotech production

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Progress for PLA plant in Europe

Total Corbion has signed a contract with Nextchem to build its new PLA plant in France which is planned to be operational by 2024.

Progress for PLA plant in Europe

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Biosorption for heavy metal removal from sewage sludge

Sewage plant operators and water treatment companies in Germany are under pressure: by 2023 they have to present concepts for phosphorus recovery…

Biosorption for heavy metal removal from sewage sludge

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Low pH (4-6) profiling in microscale // Microbioreactor // m2p-labs

Do you need to measure a pH value in the range of pH 4-6? We offer a new generation of low pH optodes in a single packed FlowerPlate® or Microfluidic Plate for the BioLector® Pro!

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Turn your fermenter or bioreactor in a reliable source of information.

BlueSens offers reliable, accurate and precise off-gas analyzersmade in Germany. Only high-quality componentsare used to build our sensors...

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Highlights from previous EFIB editions

Curious about bioreactors? 

Sylvain Carcelle (Bioréa) won the EFIB2020 Innovation Campus with his presentation on Continuous airlift fermentation – a new microalgae production technology

Learn more about bioreactors and Chlorella microalgae in this virtual tour of the Bioréa factory in Brittany!