Success story overview

31 October 2018

As the EU aims to head towards a sustainable, low-carbon future, experts in bio-based industries at the forefront of this transition are turning food waste and waste water sludge into bioplastics and converting decommissioned factories into new biorefineries by working with local populations.

FIRST2RUN is a BBI JU project that is developing sustainable and low-carbon bioplastics.
16 October 2018

A new interactive online platform helps to increase awareness of innovations in the bioeconomy sector.

BIOWAYS is a BBI JU project that works for increasing public awareness of bio-based products on the European bioeconomy.
10 October 2018

Today nearly all aromatic chemicals are made from oil-based sources. European researchers proposed to use lignin, a structural component of many plants and algae, as an alternative raw material in chemical production.

10 October 2018

The vision of the pulp and paper industry is to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions while improving energy and resource efficiency. Hence, a European initiative has developed a breakthrough technology for greener pulp production.

10 October 2018

Water, food and resource scarcity, alongside increasing waste are among the main challenges humanity will face in the years to come. To take advantage of the waste, European researchers have come up with a novel nutrient management solution.

08 October 2018

Thousands of soiled nappies that were destined to clog Italian landfill sites or incinerators are being redirected to a recycling plant that is turning them into streams of high quality raw materials, in a new process that it is hoped will be replicated around Europe.

08 October 2018

Every single minute a truck's worth of plastic enters our oceans, and this waste doesn't just stay in our water, it goes into seafood, our salt, it is even found in melting Arctic ice. And this does not even consider the plastic buried in landfills and other disposal sites. It is clear that businesses must go further and faster to tackle the plastics crisis. And yes, we have seen some major progress with the use of alternative materials, biodegradability and recycling in lowering our domestic environmental footprint.

24 September 2018

Everyone knows that eating fresh fish is good for us. But by only eating the fillets, and discarding the by-products, such as heads, skin and backbones, we miss out on many valuable nutrients that can benefit our health and fitness. 

27 July 2018

Wastewater treatment and reuse is not new, and knowledge on this topic has evolved and advanced throughout the human history. Since prehistoric civilisations have been capable of reusing untreated municipal wastewater, especially for the land application, wastewater treatment became a common practice within all human settlements. The process has been optimised due to a growing understanding of the issue and the development of treatment technologies. Since industrial advancement occurred, waste production from industries has deeply affected our society. 

12 June 2018

The BBI JU's project, FRESH, has developed game-changing food packaging material that is rapidly biodegradable. The material is a means to replace the plastic packing used for ready meals and reduce pollution.