Circularity & Sustainability

In order to achieve food security, meet climate and renewable energy targets and accelerate progress towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a holistic and cross-sectoral approach to foster bio-based solutions is needed. This strategy is of even greater importance now in the midst of the largest health crisis the world has ever faced.

Developing green, circular and sustainable solutions for the industry will be key in this process and help push forward the transition into a sustainable bioeconomy. EFIB provides a platform to discuss different approaches, novel technologies, challenges and opportunities.

Insights. Discussions. Perspectives.

Feeding The Future

In an interview DSM Chief Technology Officer, Marcus Remmers, speaks about the developments in the field of alternative proteins, the need for more collaboration and open innovation, and DSM’s biotechnology activities in Austria, this year’s EFIB host country.

Feeding The Future

How biotechnology can enable more sustainable food systems
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Green light for the Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking

The new partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) is expected to build on the success of BBI JU while stepping up its contribution to the EU’s climate targets, in line with...

Green light for the Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking

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Planet B.io: All you need to scale up your Industrial Biotech solution

Planet B.io is an exciting new accelerator for innovative biotech solutions. Located at the Biotech Campus Delft, it welcomes startups, SMEs, knowledge institutes,...

Planet B.io: All you need to scale up your Industrial Biotech solution

Interview with Cindy Gerhardt, Director, Planet B.io & Campus Development Director for Biotech Campus Delft, DSM
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Post-corona Green Economy: Focus on waste management

European Waste management companies are calling to safeguard new approaches of waste handling outlined in the European Green Deal as part of a post-corona green economy recovery...

Post-corona Green Economy: Focus on waste management

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New report on the potential of bio-waste

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has teamed up with Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) to produce a first-of-its-kind report identifying the untapped potential to valorise bio-waste (garden and food waste) in Europe... 

New report on the potential of bio-waste

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63 industry leaders from BIC sign letter to EU Commissioners

With a letter to the EU commissioners signed by 63 industry leaders, the Bio-based Industry Consortium (BIC) calls for a stronger recognition of the bio-based sector in the discussion around green recovery... 

63 industry leaders from BIC sign letter to EU Commissioners

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A push towards a circular economy for plastic packaging

Food and beverage companies have signed on to the European Plastic Pact and pledged to accelerate a circular economy for plastic packaging in Europe. In addition, large corporations such as...

A push towards a circular economy for plastic packaging

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The circular economy action plan under the European Green Deal

Under its Green Deal, the European Commission has presented a circular economy action plan that prepares the ground for a sustainable bioeconomy...

The circular economy action plan under the European Green Deal

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Highlights from previous EFIB editions

#EFIB2020 dialogues on sustainability after COVID-19

The first webinar in the EFIB2020 Sustainability Dialogue series, 'How Europe is progressing with bio-based innovation', took place on 25 June 2020, with presentations from Zero Waste Europe, Covestro, BASF and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research on the key developments in the field and what is needed going forward.

Interview with:
Carlo Pettinelli, DG GROW, European Commission

Interview with: 
Maria Mendiluce, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Interview with:
Bo Yu, CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence for Biotechnology

Interview with:
Marcus Remmers, CTO, DSM