Success story overview

12 February 2019

Extremely efficient to use, bringing about improvements in several industries and products, giving industry a tool to enhance performance... and all of this from sustainably sourced trees. Microfibrillated cellulose, a remarkable natural material that can replace oil-based products in industries as diverse as construction, cosmetics and agriculture, is now entering commercialisation thanks to the pioneering BBI JU's project, EXILVA. Microfibrillated cellulose has arrived to out-compete additives from petrochemicals.

23 January 2019

The author and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, no stranger to the beauty of the natural world, famously said that the wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more. So much of our world has its roots in our trees, from clothes and furniture to food and paper.

21 January 2019

BIOrescue project, funded by the BBI JU under Horizon 2020, is developing innovative technologies that will enable mushroom farms to turn compost into novel bio-based products such as natural pesticides, cutting fossil fuel use and positioning the sector at the heart of Europe's circular economy.

27 November 2018

The aim of the BBI JU REFUCOAT project is to develop totally recyclable and biodegradable packages for food products with proper safety characteristics.

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.

29 October 2018

Finicky eating habits and wasteful processes have led to a system that discards millions of tonnes of food each year, but new approaches from BBI JU PROMINENT and AQUABIOPRO-FIT projects, among others, are salvaging the scraps we never see to make products that people will want to eat.

16 October 2018

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

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.