Over the past three years, the BBI JU-funded BioCannDo project focused intensively on communicating bio-based products and the bioeconomy. The project team gained a lot of experience, which it would now like to share with other communicators. Ten key insights are presented in BioCannDo’s recent publication The BioCanndo experience: Let’s talk about bio-based products.
BBI JU SUSBIND project’s highly sustainable bio-based binders will replace conventional fossil-based binders currently used for wood-based panel boards in furniture mass products. By substituting fossil-based chemicals with those from renewable resources, carbon footprint of furniture products will be reduced.
Biodegradable nappies and sanitary pads could reduce the burden that fossil-based plastic litter puts on nature. The prototypes currently developed are meant to be of higher quality, but still, they are more expensive than the similar conventional products on the market. The BBI JU POLYBIOSKIN and EMBRACED projects are working on making nappies more sustainable.
The BBI JU GreenProtein project is transforming by-products from green vegetables and field crops into high-grade protein for the food industry. The finished product is a viable alternative to egg whites and whey protein - and has huge commercial potential.
Euronews Business Planet travelled to Finland in search of what is known as Europe's bioeconomy to see how firms with bright ideas are making a positive difference to our future with sustainable products. MetGen, an SME beneficiary of five BBI JU projects, is featured in the report.
The BBI JU BIOrescue project investigates how to transform used mushroom compost into valuable bio-based products such as biodegradable nanocarriers for drug encapsulation. These have now been successfully tested to reduce symptoms of a common grapevine disease.
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.