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#EFIB2020 dialogues on sustainability after COVID-19

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.

Webinar

The first webinar in the Sustainability Dialogue series, 'How Europe is progressing with bio-based innovation', took place on 25 June, 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.

Insights. Discussions. Perspectives.

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, and other pioneers in the field of industrial biotechnology.…

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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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

Featured article by B.R.A.I.N AG
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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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Consultation process of the SIRA2030 draft has closed

With more than 100 submissions, the public consultation process of the SIRA2030 draft received high interest among stakeholders and is now closed. A report will be published in summer, the Biobased Industries Consortium (BIC) says... 

Consultation process of the SIRA2030 draft has closed

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BIC and CoR team up for a new partnering platform

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has teamed up with the European Committee of Regions (CoR) to establish a new partnering platform that aims at connecting industry and regional stakeholders... 

BIC and CoR team up for a new partnering platform

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Bioeconomy is pivotal to making the Green Deal a success

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... 

Bioeconomy is pivotal to make the Green Deal a success

The bioeconomy has a pivotal role to play in the transition to a more circular, sustainable and resource-efficient society, says the European Bioeconomy Alliance (EUBA) in an position paper... 
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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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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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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 Nestlé and Perrier started new initiatives to invest in innovative and sustainable packaging solutions...

A push towards a circular economy for plastic packaging

The bioeconomy has a pivotal role to play in the transition to a more circular, sustainable and resource-efficient society, says the European Bioeconomy Alliance (EUBA) in an position paper... 
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EFIB 2019 highlights around this topic

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