BBI JU in the media

Grand format: Matériaux tous azimuts
En Direct, 14 November 2019
This French magazine explains the achievements of BBI JU SSUCHY project while reviewing the materials of tomorrow. The article highlights several applications of SSUCHY's innovations, such as an electric scooter chassis and a dashboard for the cockpit of an electric plane.
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Imprese al top nell’innovazione avanzata
La Reppublica, 06 November 2019
The BBI JU BiOPEN project is mentioned in this report by the Italian newspaper about BiOPEN's coordinator CiaoTech.
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Ruim 30 experts Europese bio-economie op BBI JU Stakeholder Forum
Agro&Chemie, 23 October 2019
This specialised media on bio-based and circular economy published the main highlights about the BBI JU Stakeholder Forum 2019.
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Graanul Invest flagship plant received the cornerstone
Bio-based news, 22 October 2019
The BBI JU SWEETWOODS project laid the cornerstone for its flagship biorefinery. The purpose of the plant, which will be constructed in Estonia, next to Imavere pellet plant, is development and production of biomaterials from low-quality wood residues. In result of temperature, pressure and mechanical force, the innovative technology of the plant splits wood fibers into basic elements – high-purity lignin and wood sugars, which enable use in several industries.
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Project focus: How BBI JU is helping businesses to repurpose waste to drive new circular economic models
BioMarketInsights, 17 October 2019
As a conversation piece, the circular economy is on everyone’s lips. It’s not just a buzzword. With the global population predicted to approach 9 billion people by 2030, we are using more resources than the planet can provide. To address this, the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), a €3.7 billion institutional public-private partnership between the European Union and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), has encouraged bio-based industry stakeholders to move away from the linear take-make-dispose model by using waste as a feedstock to contribute to a circular economic model.
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De dañar el planeta a crear valor
Diario de Valladolid, 15 October 2019
The Spanish newspaper highlights the achievements of the BBI JU-funded URBIOFIN and DEEP PURPLE projects as a milestone to transform greenhouse gases into valuable bio-based products.
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Four EU-funded projects joined forces to raise awareness on bio-based products during the EXPO “Science is Wonderful!”
Biobridges, 15 October 2019
On 25 and 26 September 2019, BIOWAYS, Biobridges, LIFT – three projects funded by the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking – and BIOVOICES joined forces and created the Bioeconomy Village at the 2019 edition of Science is Wonderful!, held in conjunction with the first edition of the European Research and Innovation Days.
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High-impact bio-based initiative for a circular Europe
POLITICO, 10 October 2019
The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking delivers substantial socio-economic and environmental benefits to Europe, actively contributing to the European Green Deal.
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À défaut de biocarburants, les micro-algues prolifèrent pour d’autres industries
Industrie & Technologies, 04 October 2019
The BBI JU ABACUS project hosted the European workshop 'Alg'in Provence' in Arles, France. The main discussions revolved around the potentiality of valorising microalgae for industrial applications ranging from cosmetics and food ingredients to bioplastics and biofuels.
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New first-of-its-kind zero-waste biorefinery project to produce proteins for food feedstocks
Bridge2Food, 01 October 2019
Ten partners from industry & research launch a project (known as PLENITUDE) to build a first-of-its-kind, large-scale, integrated biorefinery facility to produce proteins for food from low-cost sustainable feedstocks.
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Achievements of a high-impact initiative for a circular Europe
ScienceBusiness, 27 September 2019
Did you know that renewable biological resources such as waste, agricultural and forestry residues, and aquatic biomass can be used to produce greener everyday products such as food and cosmetics, as well as animal feed, bio-based chemicals, textiles, and biodegradable packaging?
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Microalgues : Microphyt obtient le feu vert pour attaquer le marché américain
La Tribune Occitanie-Montpellier, 26 September 2019
ABACUS beneficiary Microphyt has received the green light for the commercialisation of a food complement based on microalgae in the US. This development is part of the efforts by this BBI JU-funded project.
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BBI JU 2014-2019: achievements of a high-impact initiative for the bioeconomy in Europe
Parliament Magazine, 23 September 2019
In Europe the bio-based industries sector is already worth 700 billion euros and employs 3.2 million people, but it faces complex and substantial technology and innovation challenges. Full deployment of such technologies onto the market requires sustainable sourcing of biomass, as well as new business models, which integrate all the economic actors across the value chains. The complexity of such an endeavour dictates the necessity to foster collaborations not only across sectors but also across borders. An institutional private public-partnership was therefore needed to ensure the full deployment of the bioeconomy in Europe.
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New Ingredient Sources: Mycoprotein. Jim Laird (3F BIO)
Bridge2Food, 11 September 2019
3F BIO CEO Jim Laird explains the role mycoprotein can play in making more sustainable the consumption of proteins. Laird also highlights that BBI JU is 'a great example of leadership in encouraging new bio-based solutions'. 3F BIO is coordinating the BBI JU PLENITUDE flagship project. PLENITUDE aims to develop a sustainable mycoprotein biorefinery process capable of offsetting more than 11 million tonnes of CO2 per year and reducing water consumption.
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How BBI JU has built the model for the successful expansion of Europe’s growing bioeconomy
BioMarketInsights, 04 September 2019
Since 2014, the standard-bearer for the development of the bioeconomy in Europe both from a socio-economic and environmental perspective has been the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU). In the past five years, BBI JU has played a crucial role in delivering investment that clearly states the importance and potential of bio-based industries to the future of Europe, and perhaps most crucially helps de-risk projects by providing EU funding and helping mobilise and leverage private investments.
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Trois nouveaux projets pour réduire l'impact de l’alimentation animale
Process Alimentaire, 02 September 2019
FARMYNG, one of the newest BBI JU flagship projects, features as a solution to sustainably produce feed in France. The article also highlights that the project expects to create 1,200 direct and indirect jobs.
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Sam Dilcock celebrates rural life in North Yorkshire
BBC Radio York, 28 August 2019
Interview to researchers of the Biorenewables Development Centre, where BioVale, a BBI JU AgriMax project beneficiary, is based. They use AgriMax as an example of bio-based innovations related to agricultural waste.
Listen to it (28:18 to 34:30): English

Feeding the 11 billion: the small Dutch town ending our food crisis
Wired UK, 20 August 2019
The BBI JU MAGNIFICIENT project features in this article covering the different approaches that the Wageningen University and Research (WUR) is adopting to tackle the challenge of feeding the growing global population. The WUR is a beneficiary of 10 BBI JU projects and coordinates the MAGNIFICIENT project, which stars in the Fuelling green growth section of the article.
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Eesti ühe jõukama töösturi firma napsas suure eurotoetuse
Postimees, 06 August 2019
The BBI JU VEHICLE project is building a plant that uses hardwood residues as raw materials, breaking down the pulp into novel biomaterials.
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Affordable and scalable: 3F BIO's 'first-of-its-kind' mycoprotein biorefinery
Food Navigator, 23 July 2019
BBI JU PLENITUDE flagship project will increase the availability of sustainable, high-quality food protein to meet growing global demand.
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The Numbers Don’t Add up for Meat-Free Future, says 3F BIO Founder in €17m Alt Protein Partnership
Agfunder news, 22 July 2019
Our PLENITUDE flagship project will produce a plant-based protein that is 50% more cost-efficient than meat alternatives. It is based on grains and is called mycoprotein.
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Car parts from weeds: The future of green motoring?
BBC NEWS, 19 July 2019
In an article covering different ways of making car manufacturing more sustainable, the BBI JU BIOMOTIVE project features as a positive example. The project is working to reduce the carbon footprint of cars by using bioplastics, which are more sustainable than the fossil-based materials employed so far.
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Eesti esirikas asub ehitama uudset puidutehast
Postimees, 08 July 2019
Graanul Biotech granted the permit to build a wood-based demo plant in Järva, Estonia, as a part of the SWEETWOODS project.
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Final Event marks a next phase for Pilots4U
Agro&Chemistry, 26 June2019
With more than 450 registered open access pilot research facilities and more than 100 participating organizations in 20 countries, the BBI JU Pilots4U project can certainly be called a success. 
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6,3 milioni di euro per la ricerca biobased
GreenPlanner Magazine, 26 June 2019
INGREEN project aims to promote waste and by-products from the agri-food industry and paper mills, transforming them into bio-based ingredients, through sustainable and industrially validated biotechnological processes.
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Al via Ingreen, nuovi prodotti per la bioeconomia
Yahoo Italia, 21 June 2019
INGREEN project aims to produce new high-quality biobased food, feed, cosmetic or pharmaceutical prototypes, more sustainable and more effective than the products on the market today.
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Europe's flourishing bioeconomy
Euronews, 14 June 2019
MetGen is a beneficiary of BIOFOREVERBIOrescueSWEETWOODSUNRAVEL and WoodZymes projects.
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Boosting Europe's bioeconomy
Euronews, 14 June 2019
Interview to Johanna Buchert, Vice-Chair of the BBI JU Scientific Committee and the President and CEO of the Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE).
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La start-up Ynsect reçoit 20 millions d'euros de la Commission européenne
Les Echos, 11 June 2019
Philippe Mengal:
« Ce projet phare, FARMYNG, va contribuer […] à l'objectif stratégique […] qui est de réduire la dépendance de l'Union européenne vis-à-vis des importations massives de protéines », complète Philippe Mengal, directeur exécutif de l'agence Bio-Based Industries, cité dans le communiqué.
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Ynsect fourmille d’ambitions avec sa ferme de scarabées
Le Figaro, 11 June 2019
Kick-off about the new French flagship project: FARMYNG.
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Alimentation : comment la start-up française Ynsect veut devenir le plus grand producteur d’insectes du monde
franceinfo, 11 June 2019
Interview to the coordinator of FARMYNG project.
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How companies across Europe are creating sustainable products using no fossil fuels
Euronews, 31 June 2019
The work of the BBI JU-funded EXILVA project is featured in a report as an example of bio-based solutions that can substitute oil-based products. Starting from 8’ 44’’, the video shows the biorefinery that this project is using to transform Norwegian spruce into microfibrillated cellulose (MFC).
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Biomass: The Role of Science and Science-Based Policy-Making
REVOLVE, 23 May 2019
The BBI JU is featured as an example of the European Commission commitment to ensure research and innovation in biomass and bioenergy.
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Du plastique créé à partir de biodéchets chez Celabor
VEDIA, 22 November 2018
Bioplastic created from food waste in the BARBARA project.
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